News | Jul 19 2015

Boxing results: Anthony Crolla promises to come back stronger after controversial draw with Darleys Perez

Anthony Crolla 'bitterly disappointed' after being held to draw

IN a bout that perhaps should not have ended the way that it did, WBA lightweight champion Darleys Perez (32-1-1, 20 KOs) retained his world title with a draw against Anthony Crolla (29-4-3, 11 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in England on Saturday night.

The Colombian-born Perez, who was fighting in the challenger’s hometown, had one judge score the fight in his favor (114-113), while another had it for Anthony Crolla (116-111). The third judge had it even at 113-113.

Most observers believed that Anthony Crolla – fighting for the first time since being attacked near his home last year – deserved to win.


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