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Boxing: Anthony Crolla handed hometown advantage for WBA shot against Richar Abril

Sky Sports: 16/11/14

Anthony Crolla will challenge Richar Abril for the WBA lightweight title in front of his own fans in Manchester on January 23.

The Mancunian has been pursuing a shot at Abril after a string of notable wins and received hometown advantage for his crack at the Cuban, live on Sky Sports. Crolla warmed up with a routine six-round points win over Gyorgi Mizei Jnr and is determined to seize his first opportunity to become a world champion.

“To have the world title shot in Manchester is a huge factor,” said Crolla. “Without wanting to sound cheesy, it doesn’t get any bigger than that. I am a Manchester lad so to be fighting in Manchester for a world title, I couldn’t ask for anything more and the only way it could get better than that is to go out there and win it...

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