News | Jul 21 2015

WBA could order Anthony Crolla-Darleys Perez rematch

John Dennen speaks to Eddie Hearn about the controversial Perez-Crolla draw
Anthony Crolla-Darleys Perez

THE WBA could order a rematch between Anthony Crolla and Darleys Perez after their controversial draw for the world lightweight title in Manchester on Saturday (July 18).

“They’re reviewing it. What they’ve got is this agency that reviews scoring,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “So it’ll be interesting to see what they come up with. There’s a chance they’ll order it but I’m also talking to Gary Shaw about doing it anyway. Now it’s a bigger fight.

“It was a close fight but with the points [deductions] I can’t see how you can’t score it to Crolla… I think there needs to be a rematch.”