Mar 25 2017
Saturday

Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom

12 rounds contest @ Lightweight
41-3-0 
UD 12

Score cards

  • 118-109
  • 118-109
  • 118-109
UD 12
31-5-3

Your Scorecard

Belts on The Line

WBA World Lightweight Championship
The Ring Lightweight Championship

The tape

37
Age
36
5' 8" / 173 cm
Height
5' 9" / 174 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
66.9" / 170 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDKOTKOKOKO
Form
UDKOKOMDPTS
41
Wins
31
27
By KO
13
66
KO%
42
3
Loses
5
Draws
3
2002
Debut
2006

Tape rankings @ Lightweight

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The Ring
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WBA
4
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WBC
8
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WBO
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IBF
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Jorge Linares vs Anthony Crolla report

Who won Linares vs Crolla II?

Jorge Linares beat Anthony Crolla by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 25th March 2017 at Manchester Arena in Manchester.

The scorecards were announced as 118-109, 118-109, 118-109 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.

Linares vs Crolla II stats

Jorge Linares stepped into the ring with a record of 41 wins, 3 loses and 0  draws, 27 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Anthony Crolla made his way to the ring with a record of 31 wins, 5 loses and 3 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Linares had a large advantage in power over Crolla, boosting at 66% knock out percentage over Crolla's 42%.

Jorge Linares was the older man by 1 year, at 37 years old.

Crolla had a height advantage of 1 inch over Linares. Despite this, he had 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Jorge Linares & Anthony Crolla fought out of an orthodox stance.

Linares was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made his debut in 2002, 3 years and 9 months earlier than Crolla, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 55 more professional rounds, 344 to Crolla's 289.

Anthony Crolla was ranked number 4 by the WBA and 8 by the WBC in the 135lb division.

Linares vs Crolla II form

Linares had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 4 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Anthony Crolla on 24th September 2016 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 defeated Ivan Cano on 10th October 2015 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at El Poliedro, Caracas, Venezuela.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had won against Javier Prieto on 30th December 2014 by knockout in the 4th round in their WBC World Lightweight championship fight at Metropolitan Gym, London, Japan.

He had beat Ira Terry on 16th August 2014 by knockout in the 2nd round at StubHub Center, Carson, United States.

Crolla had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Daud Yordan on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight eliminator fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester, United Kingdom.

Previous to that, he had defeated Ricky Burns 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 Jorge Linares on 25th March 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

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

He had won against Ismael Barroso on 7th May 2016 by knockout in the 7th round in their WBA World Lightweight championship fight at Manchester Arena, Manchester.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Jorge Linares had last fought 6 years, 2 months and 15 days ago, while Anthony Crolla's last outing had been 4 years and 29 days ago.

Linares' last 5 fights had come over a period of 8 years, 3 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 7 months and 30 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 32 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 6.4 rounds on average.

Crolla's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 7 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 55 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11 rounds on average.

What time did Linares vs Crolla II start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM GMT 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 Linares vs Crolla II?

Linares vs Crolla II was broadcast on Sky Sports 1 in the UK, while the fight was broadcast in the United States by ShowTime.

What were the odds on Linares vs Crolla II?

Jorge Linares was a 12/25 (-210) favourite going into the contest, while Anthony Crolla made his way into the ring at 44/25 (+180) with oddsmakers.

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Result

Jorge

Linares

Anthony

Crolla

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Round 1

Linares
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Crolla
Fight Finished Early

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Jorge Linares

Anthony Crolla

108

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