Tonight will see Mancunian Terry Flanagan and Liverpudlian Derry Mathews square off for the WBO lightweight championship of the world in Liverpool's Echo Arena. ________________________________________________________________________________ Coming into the fight both men are in red hot form, with undefeated champion Flanagan (29-0-12KO) fresh off a stoppage win over Diego Magdaleno and Matthews (38-9-2-20KO) riding a four fight win streak. Although Manchester's Flanagan…
Warren Offers Crolla £500k To Face Flanagan v Mathews Winner
Today at a press conference held ahead of Feb 13th’s World lightweight title fight between Terry Flanagan and Derry Mathews, promoter Frank Warren tabled an exciting proposal publicly and on Twitter, regarding a potential all British unification showdown with the winner against current rival promoter Matchroom’s titlist, the newly crowned WBA champion from Manchester – Anthony Crolla.
Here’s the tweet from Frank Warren:
Today’s press conference in Liverpool in it’s own right was in promotion of a fantastic fight of course between Flanagan and Mathews of course, but with the added carrot dangling of a potential Crolla fight in 2016 for the winner, the poker stakes have just been upped a notch.
It will be interesting to see Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport’s response in the coming days.