Previewing Crolla vs Burns with Frank Lotierzo – This Saturday night in Manchester, Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns meet in an all-British battle for bragging rights and more.
Both men are coming off failed bids to keep or regain world titles but the similarities end there. Burns is a former three weight class world champion who was enjoying a run with a world title at 140 pounds before he lost his belt to Julius Indongo in his last outing. The open question for Burns is whether he will be drained from cutting weight to make 135 pounds again after several years. Crolla lost his WBA world title to Jorge Linares and he took a second loss to Linares in a rematch so he needs a win to snap a two fight losing streak. The winner could be looking at a lucrative showdown with WBO world champion Terry Flanagan sometime in 2018.
The match is set to air on SKY TV in the United Kingdom and is the main event of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing card at the Manchester Arena this Saturday night. Check your local listings for start times.
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