Boxing News At Five | Oct 22 2019

Boxing News at Five: Crolla gets opponent for farewell fight, Ruiz rejected WWE approach

Anthony Crolla will fight Frank Urquiaga on November 2 in Manchester, and Andy Ruiz Jnr turns down the advances of the WWE to focus on boxing
Andy Ruiz

THE last man to face Anthony Crolla in a professional boxing match has today been revealed.

It’s official: on November 2, at the Manchester Arena, Frank Urquiaga will box Crolla for the WBA continental lightweight title in what is being billed as the final fight of Crolla’s thrilling 13-year pro career.  

There could be no better place for Crolla, 34-7-3 (13), to bring down the curtain. After all, the likeable Mancunian won the WBA lightweight title against Darleys Perez in November 15 at the Manchester Arena, then successfully defended it against Ismael Barroso the following year. He also made his professional debut at the venue and has fought there a total of 13 times.