MANCHESTER’S Anthony Crolla, 34-7-3 (13) has admitted that despite fighting for the final time on Saturday night he hopes to look close to his best in his farewell fight against Frank Urquiaga, 13-1-1 (1) at the Manchester Arena. Crolla has decided that it is time to find something else to do with himself, but wants to give his fans something to remember against the Barcelona-based Peruvian.
The fight was initially for the vacant WBA Continental lightweight trinket, but Crolla hit the scales at 9st 10lbs 11oz so it will only be on the line for the visitor. “Without a doubt, I still have the hunger,” he told Chris McKenna of the Daily Star.
“I want to wake up on Sunday and my mates are saying, ‘You’ve still got a lot left.’ That hunger never really leaves you but you have to feed that in other ways. Boxing has been so good to me. I’m very thankful for what it has done for me.”