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Anthony Crolla faces Darleys Perez in rematch on November 21st

Anthony Crolla will face Darleys Perez in a rematch for the WBA World Lightweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 21, live on Sky Sports.

Crolla and Perez clashed in the same venue in July where Perez kept hold of his title via a majority draw despite a tremendous performance from Crolla and having two points deducted in the second half of the fight for low blows.

The WBA granted Crolla a second crack at the Colombian and promoter Eddie Hearn completed the deal with ‘Million Dollar’ once again facing the champion in front of a his passionate home crowd.

“I’m so pleased for Anthony that he gets another bite of the cherry on November 21 in his home city,” said promoter Eddie Hearn. “I haven’t found anyone yet who didn’t feel that he won the first fight but that’s in the past now and he has to make this count. I feel like he is destined to win a World title and on November 21 on a huge night for Manchester and British boxing, I truly believe his dreams will come true.”

Tickets for Crolla’s rematch with Perez will go on sale to Matchroom Fight Pass members at midday on Sunday September 20 with the general sale from the venue from midday the following day (September 21). A further announcement on pricing and the undercard will be made soon.

Crolla is on holiday with his family but will comment on the rematch at a press conference soon.

Terry Flanagan to make pitch appearence at Man City-Watford match

Manchester hero Terry Flanagan will make a special half-time pitch appearance tomorrow at his beloved Manchester City as they take on Watford in their Premiership clash.

Mad Blues’ fan Flanagan will be announced to the crowd ahead of his massive WBO World Lightweight title defence against Diego Magdaleno on Saturday 10th October at the Manchester Arena.

Flanagan is Manchester first world champion since British boxing great and City fanatic Ricky Hatton and is looking forward to a warm welcome at the Etihad Stadium.

“I’ve been following Man City since I was a kid and it’s a real honour to be asked to go on the pitch tomorrow and I can’t wait to hear the roar of the crowd,” Said Flanagan.

“I absolutely love the club, cut me in half and I’ll bleed blue! It’s fantastic to know that the club are behind me in my career and are supporting me in the big world title defence on October 10th against Magdaleno,”

“They are at the top of the table and that’s where they are staying for the whole season just like I’ll be holding onto my world title belt as world champion.”

Tickets for World War III, featuring THREE World Title Fights: WBO World Middleweight Championship Andy Lee v Billy Joe Saunders, WBO World Lightweight Championship Terry Flanagan v Diego Magdaleno, Vacant WBO World Super-Welterweight Championship Liam Smith v John Thompson, are priced at £40, £75, £125, £200, £300 and £500* and available now from and Manchester Arena on 0844 847 8000

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