News | Dec 14 2015

Ismael Barroso’s team hope Anthony Crolla does not back away from fight

Ismael Barroso defeated Kevin Mitchell to set up a fight with world champion Crolla
Ismael Barroso
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ISMAEL BARROSO is set to face WBA world lightweight champion Anthony Crolla after stopping Kevin Mitchell in five rounds but his team are concerned the Mancunian could become ‘gun shy.’

Barroso picked up the interim WBA title in beating Mitchell, meaning Crolla must face him in his first defence after winning the full title from Darleys Perez last month.

Barroso’s promoter, Greg Cohen, feels his man announced himself as a force in the division but is concerned he may have struck fear into Crolla.