- Anthony Crolla
Both world champions, both from the same city and both went to the same school – a fight between Crolla and Flanagan couldn’t be set up any more perfectly. To get the ball rolling, Flanagan’s team reportedly made Crolla an offer of £500,000 for the fight. WBA champion Crolla, realising he had to vacate his title if he accepted the offer, turned the money down to move forward in his mandatory defence against Ismael Barroso. If Crolla gets past Barroso, then the cries for a Flanagan-Crolla match maybe too loud for Queensberry Promotions and Matchroom Boxing to ignore.