Popular Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla secured another world title shot this weekend after a hard-fought battle on the Tony Bellew vs Oleksandr Usyk undercard.
Crolla won a unanimous points decision in front of his hometown fans against Daud Jordan to ensure he gets a crack at the world title next up as a mandatory challenger for pound for pound rated Vasyl Lomachenko.
After the fight his promoter Eddie Hearn that the fight would likely take place in the US for Crolla.
Following the bout Crolla had this message for his fans on social media:
Thank you for all the msgs from the fight last night. Happy to get the win against a top fighter in Daud Yordan. Next stop world title!!
Thanks to all my team and everyone who supports us #mcrolla #teamcrolla pic.twitter.com/osrE28kwyq
— anthony crolla (@ant_crolla) November 11, 2018
A well earned shot at the title for one of the guys in boxing known to be one of the good guys.
A tremendous fighter and former world champion in his day, who does the basics unbelievably well – who’s to say he can’t go and win a world title again still aged just 31.