LINARES DEFEATS CROLLA IN MANCHESTER
A great and competitive fight of champions, with both boxers trading punches throughout. Linares had a noticeable edge in power, but especially hand speed.
When the dust settled, the Judges saw Linares winning by unanimous decision with the next scorecards: 115-114, 117-111 and 115-113.
With this important victory on his opponent`s home turf, Linares conquered the prestigious WBC Diamond belt and improved his record to 41-3 and 27 KO´s; while Anthony Crolla left the ring with a record of 31-5-3 including 13 KOs.