News | Mar 23 2017

How Jorge Linares ‘mugged off’ Anthony Crolla

Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla is likened to Hagler-Leonard
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Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares shake hands after the press conference  |  Action Images/Lee Smith

JORGE LINARES used his big fight experience to “mug off” Anthony Crolla in their September clash last year, according to the Mancunian’s trainer Joe Gallagher.

Linares outpointed Crolla over 12 thrilling rounds in Manchester to lift the WBA lightweight title and this weekend returns to Crolla’s Manchester Arena fortress for a rematch.

Though Linares’ victory was unquestionably deserved, Gallagher feels the Venezuelan was not consistent in his work, particularly as the fight dragged on.