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Richar Abril to fight Anthony Crolla

November 16, 2014
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Lightweight titleholder Richar Abril will be on the road for his third defense when, for the third time in a row, he will fight in his opponent's hometown.

Abril will face Anthony Crolla on Jan. 23 at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England, Crolla's hometown, Crolla promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing announced Saturday. Abril's first title defense in March 2013 came against Sharif Bogere in his adopted hometown of Las Vegas and defense No. 2, which was Sept. 20, came in Helsinki, Finland, hometown of challenger Edis Tatli.

Now Crolla get his shot against Abril (19-3-1, 8 KOs), 32, a native of Cuba living in Miami and traveling the world because he has a hard time getting fights. The reason is mainly because he has no particular fan base and a defensive, tactical style that has made him unwanted by American television networks...

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