WBA World lightweight champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla defends his title for the first time this coming Saturday, May 7th as he faces Ismael Barroso at the Manchester Arena.
Crolla is a hard working veteran (30-4-3) who won his world title in his last outing when he knocked out titleholder Darleys Perez in the fifth round of their November of 2015 meeting.
For Crolla the win was specially satisfying because his prior outing with Perez resulted in a draw.
Barroso is undefeated at 19-0-2 and he holds an interim version of the WBA World belt, so the match is for a “unification”.
The fight sits atop a twelve fight card promoted by Eddie Hearn and you can get more details in this Boxing Channel report.