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Glax0r's Photo Glax0r 19 Dec 2014

Anthony Crolla: Teenager arrested over Manchester boxer assault

A teenager has been arrested after a boxing world title contender suffered a fractured skull while tackling two alleged burglars at a neighbour's home.

Anthony Crolla, 28, saw the pair fleeing the neighbour's back garden on Tuesday in Chadderton and was hit with a concrete slab in the incident.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said a 17-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault, burglary and possession with intent to supply drugs.

Crolla is recovering in hospital.

His trainer Joe Gallagher said Crolla was "lucky to be alive" following the incident, in which he also suffered a broken ankle which will require surgery.

But the Manchester boxer has already been ruled out of the biggest fight of his eight-year professional career, a WBA world lightweight title clash with Cuban Richard Abril on 23 January.

Gallagher added: "He is in bits and heartbroken. I'm devastated for him. He has been training for six weeks for this and had a shot at the world title in his home town."...


hitman_hatton1's Photo hitman_hatton1 20 Dec 2014

initially i just thought it was a home burglary.

so crolla pursued em.

always a dicey one.

especially these days.

difference between us & uk summed up between this and vernon forrest.

crolla gets a paving slab and forrest gets a bullet. :rolleyes: