Crolla vs Burns

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  • Crolla vs Burns
  • 31-6-3 41-6-1
  • UD 12 UD 12
  • Saturday 7th October 2017
  • Manchester Arena, Manchester, UK
  • 12 Round Contest @ Lightweight
  • Tape
  • 30 age 34
  • 5' 9" / 174cm height 5' 10" / 178cm
  • 66.9" / 170cm reach 70.1" / 178cm
  • Orthodox (r) stance Orthodox (r)
  • tape record
  • UD UD KO KO MD < form UD UD TKO KO TKO <
  • 31 wins 41
  • 0 by ko 0
  • 0% Ko% 0%
  • 6 Losses 6
  • 3 draws 1
  • 2006 Debut 2001
  • tape rankings @ Lightweight
  • 4 WBA
  • 11 WBC
  • WBO
  • IBF

Crolla vs Burns Info

Anthony Crolla beat Ricky Burns by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 7th October 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Anthony Crolla.

The fight took place over rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).

Crolla vs Burns stats

Anthony Crolla stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 6 loses and 3 draws.

Ricky Burns made his way to the ring with a record of 41 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw.

The stats suggested that Crolla and Burns have similar power, both with a 0% knock out percentage.

Anthony Crolla was the younger man by 4 years, at 33 years old.

Burns had a height advantage of 1 inch over Crolla. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Both Anthony Crolla & Ricky Burns fought out of an orthodox stance.

Crolla was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 4 year and 11 months later than Burns, who’s first professional fight was in 2001. He had fought 115 less professional rounds, 289 to Burns' 404.

Anthony Crolla went into the fight ranked number 4 by the WBA and 11 by the WBC in the 135lb division.

Crolla vs Burns form

Anthony Crolla had stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, 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, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jorge Linares on 24th September 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Ismael Barroso on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Before that, he had beat Darleys Perez on 21st November 2015 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

He had drawn with Darleys Perez on 18th July 2015 by majority draw in their 12 round contest in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United States.

Burns had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Scott Cardle on 10th November 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had lost to Anthony Crolla on 7th October 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Julius Indongo on 15th April 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight and IBF World Junior Welterweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Before that, he had won against Kiryl Relikh on 7th October 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

He had beat Michele Di Rocco on 28th May 2016 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA World Super Lightweight championship fight at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Crolla had been fighting more than Ricky Burns.

Going to this contest, Anthony Crolla had last fought 3 years 6 months and 2 days ago, while Ricky Burns' last outing had been 1 year 10 months and 17 days ago.

Crolla's last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 8 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 48 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.6 rounds on average.

Burns' last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 5 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 47 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.4 rounds on average.

What time did Crolla vs Burns start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:30 pm BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 5:30 pm EST or 2:30 pm PST on the West Coast of America.

Who broadcast Crolla vs Burns?

Crolla vs Burns was broadcast on Sky Sports Action in the UK.

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