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Anthony Crolla: Joe Gallagher unsure if boxer will fight again

BBC

Anthony Crolla's trainer says it "remains to be seen" if the world title contender will fight again. Crolla needed surgery after suffering a fractured skull and a broken ankle in a confrontation with burglars. Trainer Joe Gallagher said Crolla is in Royal Oldham Hospital with a plate and pin in his ankle and 12 stitches in a head wound.

Crolla was hit over the head with a concrete slab and Greater Manchester Police are investigating the incident.

"Boxing is his life, but it plays second fiddle at the moment," said Gallagher.

Crolla was due to fight champion Richar Abril, 32, from Cuba for the WBA world lightweight title bout in January but that has been cancelled.

"We were so grateful for the world title opportunity, but that's gone," added Gallagher.

"Whether they can reschedule it, whether he'll get the opportunity again and whether he can even ever fight again remains to be seen, but first we have to concentrate on getting Anthony back to full health."...

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