News | Mar 26 2017

Anthony Crolla was almost pulled out of Jorge Linares fight

Anthony Crolla comes up short against a brilliant Jorge Linares
Anthony Crolla
Anthony-Crolla  |  Action Images/Carl Recine

Anthony Crolla was almost pulled out after 11 rounds of his decision loss to Jorge Linares last night in Manchester.

The Venezuelan retained the WBA lightweight title he had won from Crolla last September on scores of 118-109 from all three judges.

Down in the seventh, Crolla was soundly beaten by a masterful Linares and his trainer, Joe Gallagher, tried to pull him out after the penultimate round.