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Who won Crolla vs Linares?
Jorge Linares beat Anthony Crolla by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 24th September 2016 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.
The scorecards were announced as 114-115, 113-115, 111-117 in favor of winner Jorge Linares.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the unified lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA & The Ring belts on the line.
Crolla vs Linares stats
Anthony Crolla stepped into the ring with a record of 31 wins, 4 loses and 3 draws, 13 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Jorge Linares made his way to the ring with a record of 40 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 27 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Linares had a large advantage in power over Crolla, boosting at 68% knock out percentage over Crolla's 42%.
Anthony Crolla was the younger man by 1 year, at 36 years old.
Crolla had a height advantage of 1 inch over Linares. Despite this, Linares had 2-inch reach advantage.
Both Anthony Crolla & Jorge Linares fought out of an orthodox stance.
Crolla was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 5 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 3 year and 9 months later than Linares, whose first professional fight was in 2002. He had fought 55 less professional rounds, 289 to Linares' 344.
Crolla vs Linares form
Crolla 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 defeated Ismael Barroso on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darleys Perez on 21st November 2015 by knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had beat Gyorgy Mizsei Jr on 15th November 2014 by points in the 6th round at 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland.
He had drawn with Gamaliel Diaz on 13th September 2014 by points in the 12th round at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United States.
Linares had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Ivan Cano on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela.
Previous to that, he had won against Kevin Mitchell on 30th May 2015 by technical knockout in the 10th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at The O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had beat Javier Prieto on 30th December 2014 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Metropolitan Gym, London, Japan.
Before that, he had defeated Ira Terry on 16th August 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.
He had won against Nihito Arakawa on 8th March 2014 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Anthony Crolla had been fighting more than Jorge Linares.
Going to this contest, Anthony Crolla had last fought 6 years, 7 months and 2 days ago, while Jorge Linares' last outing had been 7 years, 1 month and 29 days ago.
Crolla's last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 2 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 24 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 42 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.4 rounds on average.
Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 9 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 30 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6 rounds on average.
What time did Crolla vs Linares start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 PM BST at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom, which was 6:00 PM EST or 3:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Crolla vs Linares?
Crolla vs Linares was broadcast on Sky Sports 1 in the UK.
What were the odds on Crolla vs Linares?
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