WBA lightweight champ Anthony Crolla and Venezuelan challenger both made weight earlier today ahead of their title clash at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night.
Anthony Crolla (30-4-3, 12 KOs), tipped the scale at 134lbs 5oz while
Barroso (19-0-2, KOs) weighed in at 134lbs 3lbs.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the weigh in Crolla said:“I made the weight well.
“I’m enjoying being champion too much to give it up on Saturday night. It’s up to me to go out there and put on a career-best performance and retain my title.
“When you’re a world champion you’re supposed to fight the best and there was no way I was going to swerve Ismael Barroso. He’s one of the most feared lightweights in the world and beating him will prove that I’m up there among the very best.”
.05pm 6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest
PAUL SMITH (12st 4lbs 3oz) v BRANISLAV KUBIN (12st 1lbs 4oz)
5.30pm 6 x 3 mins Super-Featherweight Contest
JONO CARROLL (9st 5lbs 2oz) v JORDAN ELLINSON (9st 7lbs 2oz)
6pm 6 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight Contest
CALLUM JOHNSON (12st 10lbs 3oz) v RICHARD HORTON (12st 8.5lbs)
6.30pm 4 x 3 mins Cruiserweight Contest
WARREN BAISTER (14st 8lbs 8oz) v STANISLAV ESCHNER (13st 12.5lbs)
(Sunderland) (Czech Republic)
6.50pm 6 x 3 mins Light Heavyweight Contest
HOSEA BURTON (12st 11lbs) v MICHAL LUDWICZAK (12st 12lbs 9oz)
LIVE FLOAT 6 x 3 mins Lightweight Contest
TOMMY COYLE (10st 1lb) v REYNALDO MORA (9st 11lbs 4oz)
LIVE ON SKY SPORTS 2 FROM 7.30PM
10 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Silver Middleweight Championship
MARCUS MORRISON (11st 5.5lbs) v JEFFERSON LUIZ DE SOUZA (11st 5lbs 7oz)
8 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest
MARTIN MURRAY (12st 3lbs 6oz) v CEDRIC SPERA (11st 12.5lbs)
(St Helens) (Belgium)
10 x 3 mins Vacant WBC International Silver Welterweight Championship
SHAYNE SINGLETON (10st 6lbs 4oz) v ADIL ANWAR (10st 4.5lbs)
12 x 3 mins WBA World Lightweight Championship
ANTHONY CROLLA (9st 8lbs 5oz) v ISMAEL BARROSO (9st 8lbs 3oz)
To be scheduled
4 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight Contest
BEN SHEEDY v SONNY WHITING
4 x 3 mins Welterweight Contest
SEAN BEN MULLIGAN (10st 11lbs) v IAN HENRY (10st 12.5lbs)
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May 6, 2016