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WE present an exclusive Q&A with WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla – in which he talks about WBO king Terry Flanagan vs Derry Mathews and much more – in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (March 10). Here is an excerpt, addressing Chris Eubank Jnr and Snr, and Dan Rafael.

DERRY is in great shape, and he’s got this belief that it’s going to be the night that he becomes world champion. I believe he’ll give it everything he has. I just feel Terry stops him in around eight or nine rounds – I just think Terry is all wrong for him stylistically. Terry beat him in Prizefighter and I know you can’t take too much from that, but Terry has improved an awful lot since then. I think he’ll have the right shots and he’ll break Derry down. You can’t give Derry success early on because then it becomes a different fight.

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