News | Nov 09 2018

Anthony Crolla: ‘The Daud Yordan fight puts the fear into me’

Anthony Crolla believes that he will have to be at his very best to beat the in-form Daud Yordan
Anthony Crolla
Anthony-Crolla  |  Action Images/Carl Recine

IN the chief supporting bout on the Oleksandr Usyk-Tony Bellew bill this Saturday (November 10) at Manchester Arena, local hero Anthony Crolla returns to the site of his greatest triumph.

Three years ago, Crolla thrilled his home fans by knocking out Darleys Perez in five rounds to become the WBA lightweight champion – an event promoter Eddie Hearn describes as “one of the most special nights [he’s] ever been involved in.”

This weekend, the former world titlist takes on aggressive and heavy-handed Indonesian Daud Yordan, in a 12-rounder that serves as a final eliminator for Crolla’s old WBA belt, which is currently held by Vasyl Lomachenko – arguably the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world .