How Crolla responds can define his legacy
There has been a lot of talk of rematches of late and here is some more.
Anthony Crolla, so cruelly denied his world title, shall get his rematch against Darleys Perez.
Eddie Hearn has said that he is yet to meet anyone who doesn’t think that Crolla won the first fight and now he gets the chance to convince a new set of judges on 21st November, back in Manchester.
It really needs another gutsy performance from Crolla.
How boxers respond to the unfair decisions they sometimes get can define a champion and Crolla has a chance for a legacy here.
IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby is heading across the pond to take a look see at the Leo Santa Cruz/Abner Mares fight.
Selby has yet to announce his first defence and both these Mexicans are in the frame.
After taking in the fight Selby will stay in LA for some sparring.
Nathan Cleverley shall be back in the ring on 16th October in Chicago to face Andrej Fonfara.
This is the fight he took rather than Juergen Braehmar and a world title chance.
Clearly with an eye on the American market this is no easy fight for Cleverley and a gamble.
Let’s hope it pays off.
Finally Peter Fury has always plenty to say and he has heaped some praise on Deontay Wilder’s team.
Hughie Fury had been given the chance of taking on the WBC champion at short notice so Fury’s view, that Wilder’s team are being very clever because Wilder is not ready for the top heavyweights yet, is the epitome of a backhanded compliment but a compliment nonetheless… Isn’t it?
Well nothing happened… but then again nothing was supposed to happen.
Tonight, Saturday the 29th August we have 10 contests in York Hall and in Doncaster Samir Mouneimne faces Dimitrijs Gutman in a featherweight contest he should win comfortably.
Next Friday, the 4th September, in Walsall there are 4 contests but we await the card on the same night in Glasgow with eager anticipation. Bantamweight Scott McCormack faces Anwar Alfadi in a contest he will be expected to win and build his reputation. Welterweight Stewart Burt faces Ali Wyatt in another contest that the home boxer shall be expected to win whilst lightweight Barry Craig will face Bilal Rehman and again be unfortunate if he loses. Also on the bill but without opponents as yet are lightweight Charlie Flynn and featherweight Joe Ham.
Saturday 5th September
Leeds – Josh Warrington v Joel Brunker for the Commonwealth and WBC international featherweight titles; bantamweight Stuart Hall faces Arnoldo Solano; new super middleweight Martin Murray will fight Jose Miguel Torres for the WBA intercontinental belt; and super flyweight and undefeated Khalid Yafai faces Aron Juarez
York Hall – Heavyweight action with AJ Carter v Igor Mihaljevic
Ravenscraig – welterweight Michael McGurk v Luke Kelehar; Connor Law v Mathew Mallin at super welterweight; super middleweights Scott Edgar v Krzysztof Golec; Scottish lightweight title fight between Jordan McRory and Sean Watson; lightweights Ivailo Boyanov and Richard Barclay; welterweight James Thomson and Teodor Stefanov; welterweight Mathew McAllister; super flyweights Jamie Wilson and Stefan Slavchev; and the debut of super lightweight Jason Easton against Youssef Al Hamadi.
Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh – cruiserweight Stephen Simmons; super welterweight John Thain; super middleweights David Brophy, Brian Forsyth and Tommy Philbin; super lightweights Lee Redpath and Lewis Benson; and featherweight Stephen Tiffney – all awaiting opponents!
Dresden Germany – WBA regular light heavyweight contest between Juergen Braehmar and Konni Konrad
Sunday 6th September
Texas – WBA bantamweight rematch between Jamie McDonnell and Tomoki Kameda
Friday 11th September
Corby – In an eliminator for the English cruiserweight title – Simon Barclay v Micky Steeds; 4 fights in Blackpool.
Toronto – Adonis Stevenson v Tommy Karpency for the WBC light heavyweight crown
Saturday 12th September
Anthony Joshua v Gary “Highlander” Cornish for the Commonwealth and WBC international heavyweight titles; heavyweight Dillian Whyte v Dominick Guinn for the WBC international silver title; and Louis Norman v Charlie Edwards for the English flyweight title; Dave Ryan v John Wayne Hibbert for the WBC international and Commonwealth super lightweight titles.
In Liverpool Paul Economides v Prosper Ankram for the WBF intercontinental super bantamweight titles; Roy Jones Jr v Tony Moran for the WBF cruiserweight intercontinental title.
Las Vegas – Floyd Mayweather v Andre Berto for the WBC and IBF welterweight titles; Badou Jack v George Groves for the WBC super middleweight belt
Bruay La Buissiere, France – Kevin Satchell v Thomas Masson for the European flyweight title
Gloucester; 10 fights; Preston – 11 fights; Belfast 9 fights; Villa Park 8 fights
Friday 18th September
Barnsley – 7 fights; Morpeth 1 fight
The return of heavyweight Sam Sexton
Saturday 19th September
Liverpool – Stephen Smith v Devis Boschiero at super featherweight; Scott Cardle v Gary Buckland for the British lightweight title; and super lightweight Bradley Saunders
Dunston – welterweight Glenn Foot v Kirk Goodings
York Hall – 18 fights; Bedworth – 8 fights
Sunday 20th September
Motherwell – flyweight Iain Butcher; light heavyweight Gordon Brennan; welterweight Gary Murray; flyweight Adam McKenzie; and debut of heavyweight Ross Henderson
Saturday 26th September
York hall – 1 fight; Doncaster – 2 fights; and Chilwell – 10 fights
Birmingham, USA – Deontay Wilder v Johann Duhaupas for the WBC heavyweight title
London – Fedor Chudinov v Frank Buglioni for the WBA regular crown
Friday 2nd October
Kings Cross, London – the return of Larry Ekundayo at welterweight