An Illustrious Boxing Career
Briton Anthony Crolla won the WBA World Lightweight Champion belt in 2015 despite sustaining a significant health setback in 2014. His victory then startled boxing experts.
He successfully defended his title for nearly a year. As a boxer, he has displayed remarkable resilience and endurance.
A Highly Disciplined And Determined British Boxer
Born in 1986, Mr. Crolla earned the nickname "Million Dollar" from fans. He stands only 5'8" in height, yet according to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia he reportedly possesses an impressive reach of 67".
In addition to boxing, Anthony Crolla incorporates several physical fitness exercises into his training. For instance, her regularly performs exercises intended to enhance cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength. He also swims and lifts weights. During the past few years he had included Yoga exercises in his daily regimen, a practice which perhaps contributes to his powerful reach.
The 30-year old made his first professional appearance in the ring as a boxer in Manchester in October, 2006 at the age of 20. In his first pro fight, he scored a victory. His wins continued through seven consecutive contests. He suffered his first loss during his ninth professional fight in a points decision which favored British boxer Youssef al-Hamidi during a match in Bolton.
Then his string of victorious matches resumed. He had earned a 13-1 record by the time he sustained his second loss, a points decision in favor of Briton Gary Sykes on May 29, 2009 in Stokes-on-Trent. His winning streak resumed immediately afterwards and his fame as a boxer grew. He won the British lightweight title by TKO during in the ring against John Watson on February 12, 2011.
Mr. Crolla suffered his first loss by TKO on April 21, 2012 during a fight against Derry Matthews. It cost him his title. Soon after he won by unanimous decision against Stephen Jennings, but then suffered a second loss to Gary Sykes on October 6, 2012. He rebounded from these setbacks and prepared to vie for the WBA lightweight title in a fight against Richard Abril on January 23, 2014. Then the most serious setback of his career occurred outside of the ring!
The young father intervened when burglars attempted to steal from a neighbor. During the ensuing altercation, the robbers hit him in the head with a chunk of concrete and broke his ankle in several places. These injuries could easily have derailed a professional boxing career. Yet he recovered and returned to the ring to fight Darleys Perez to a draw in Manchester Arena. He won the WBA World Lightweight Champion belt from him by knockout during a rematch on November 21, 2015.
Mr. Crolla defended his WBA World Lightweight Championship belt successfully against Venezuela's Ismael Barroso (also by KO). However, he lost the title to the second challenger, Venezuelan boxer Jorge Linares, during a fight in Manchester Arena on September 24, 2016.
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What is Anthony Crolla's Record?
Anthony Crolla's record currently stands at 34 wins, 7 loses and 3 draws. Of those 34 wins he has stopped 13 of his opponents, so his current knock-out ratio is 38%. Of his 7 loses, he's been stopped 2 times. He's boxed a total of 289
rounds, meaning his professional fights last 6.6 rounds on average.
What was Crolla's last fight?
Anthony Crolla's last fight took place against Frank Urquiaga's on 2nd Nov 2019, in Lancashire, United Kingdom. He won by majority decision in the 10th round. That fight was 3 years and 4 months ago.
How active is Anthony Crolla?
Crolla's last 5 fights have come over a period of 6 years and 2 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year, 2 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 10 rounds on average.
Where is Anthony Crolla From?
Crolla was born in the United Kingdom.
How Old Is Anthony Crolla?
The lightweight is currently 36 years old. He was born on 16th November 1986, so he will turn 37 in 7 months and 20 days.
How long has Crolla been fighting?
Anthony Crolla made his professional debut in October 2006, so he has been a pro for 16 years and 5 months.
How tall is Anthony Crolla?
Crolla is 5' 9" (5 Foot and 9 inches) which is 174cm (1 meter and 74 centimeters).
What is Crolla's Reach?
His reach is 66.9 inches (66.9") which is 170 cm (1 meter and 70 centimeters).
What stance does Anthony Crolla use?
Crolla fights from a traditional orthodox stance, which means he favours his right hand as his power hand when fighting.
What will be Anthony Crolla's Next Fight?
Anthony Crolla doesn't currently have a fight scheduled.
How can I stream Anthony Crolla's Fights?
In the UK you can usually stream Crolla's fights on NowTV and Sky Go.
In the US you can usually stream Anthony Crolla's fights via DAZN.
What are some recent Anthony Crolla results?
Anthony Crolla has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Frank Urquiaga on 2nd November 2019 by majority decision in their 10 round contest at Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Vasyl Lomachenko on 12th April 2019 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Staples Center, LA, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Daud Yordan on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight eliminator fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Before that, he had won against Ricky Burns on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
He had lost to Jorge Linares on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
|Age||Date Of Birth||Nationality||Height||Reach||Stance||Weight Division|
|36||November 16, 1986||United Kingdom||174 cm||170 cm||orthodox||Lightweight (135 lb)|
|Professional Record||Wins||Wins By KO||Knockout Percentage||Losses||Losses By Stoppage||Draws||Pro Rounds||Debut|
|2019-11-02||Frank Urquiaga||Won (MD 10)||watch replay||Manchester Arena, Lancashire, United Kingdom|
|2019-04-12||Vasyl Lomachenko||Lost (KO 4)||watch replay||Staples Center, LA, United States|
|2018-11-10||Daud Yordan||Won (UD 12)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2017-10-07||Ricky Burns||Won (UD 12)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2017-03-25||Jorge Linares||Lost (UD 12)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2016-09-24||Jorge Linares||Lost (UD 12)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2016-05-07||Ismael Barroso||Won (KO 7)||watch replay||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2015-11-21||Darleys Perez||Won (KO 5)||watch replay||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom|
|2015-07-18||Darleys Perez||Draw (MD 12)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United States|
|2014-11-15||Gyorgy Mizsei Jr||Won (PTS 6)||3Arena, Dublin, Ireland|
|2014-09-13||Gamaliel Diaz||Draw (D 12)||Manchester Arena, Manchester, United States|
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