Lightweight title fight postponed

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Due to injuries suffered by Anthony Crolla after challenging burglars near his home, his WBA World Lightweight title challenge against Richard Abril has been postponed.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said, “We are all absolutely gutted for Anthony and our concerns right now are with him and his family and his recovery.

“Anthony has worked incredibly hard to get himself into a position to fight for a World title and we all hope he will still realise that opportunity.”

The Matchroom Boxing show scheduled for Friday, January 23 will not go ahead. Matchroom Boxing are working to reschedule the undercard fights from that show, including Brian Rose’s WBC International Light Middleweight title fight against Carson Jones.