By Scott Christ
Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns square off in a must-win bout today in Manchester.
Today beginning at 2:00 pm ET on Sky Sports Action in the United Kingdom, Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns meet in a pivotal fight for both men in the lightweight division, live from Manchester.
Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KO) and Burns (41-6-1, 14 KO) are both coming off of defeats, with Crolla dropping two straight to Jorge Linares and Burns routed earlier this year by Julius Indongo at 140 pounds.
To get back into the title mix at 135, neither man can afford a loss, so even with no titles on the line, this is a truly meaningful fight for both Crolla and Burns.
Also in action will be European welterweight champion Sam Eggington (21-3, 13 KO), who makes a title defense against France’s Mohamed Mimoune (18-2, 2 KO). And the British lightweight title will be on the line when Robbie Barrett (15-2-1, 1 KO) defends against Lewis Ritson (12-0, 6 KO).
All three fights are set for 12 rounds.
Source:: Bad Left Hook