Anthony Crolla vs Jorge Linares fight time plus date and venue
The fairytale journey for Anthony Crolla continues tomorrow night (September 24) in what is, on paper, his toughest fight to date. The Mancunian hero will defend his WBA world lightweight title against division leader Jorge Linares, who previously held the WBC title though had to vacate it due to inactivity caused through injury. Linares will travel to Manchester Arena in Crolla’s hometown for what is a real 50-50 clash. The ringwalks are expected at around 10.30pm.
12 three minute rounds.
Sky Sports 2 broadcast live in the UK. Their coverage starts at 7.30pm. AWE have picked up the US rights to the fight, with coverage beginning at 2.30pm ET/11.30am PT.
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