As a shining example of all that is good about boxing. Guts, dedication and perseverance in abundance, allied with plenty of skill, he recovered from early setbacks to reach the very top and did it all whilst staying true to himself. No trash talk, no bullshit, no excuses, a class act from top to bottom.
Anthony Crolla will be remembered as one of the most dedicated and hardworking fighters Britain has ever produced. He was a real warrior who always put on good fights for the fans.
Anthony Crolla will be remembered as a decent guy and a very brave, popular fighter who wore his heart on his sleeve and was prepared to face the very best in his division.