News | Oct 05 2017

Anthony Crolla to show his support for Manchester in Ricky Burns fight

Ricky Burns insists returning to lightweight for Anthony Crolla has been no problem
Anthony Crolla
Anthony Crolla & Ricky Burns press conference  |  Action Images/Ed Sykes

ANTHONY CROLLA will be wearing the Manchester bee with pride on what promises to be an emotional night when he faces Ricky Burns this weekend.

Saturday’s all-British lightweight bout at Manchester Arena sees local boy Crolla return to action at the venue less than five months on from the terror attack there which killed 22 people. The 30-year-old, who has had eight of his last nine fights at the arena, will have the city’s worker bee displayed on his shorts.

It will also feature on his socks – the product of a collaboration between him and fightwear supplier Suzi Wong – pairs of which are being sold, with profits going towards supporting those affected by the May 22 tragedy.