18th April 2012

Derry Mathews
Derry Mathews
has delivered a chilling warning to British lightweight champion Anthony Crolla
(23-2).
The Liverpool
man (29-6-1) challenges for “Million Dollar” Crolla’s cherished Lonsdale belt
at Oldham Sports Centre on Saturday night (April 21).
Mathews warned: “Anthony has never been cut, been floored and got up to win. He is like
John Murray. He comes forward, is very brave but never been hit and that is
what I am going to put to him. I am going to take him to places he has never
been before.”
Mathews,
28, also insists he has not been troubled by a nose injury that has handicapped
him in recent fights. He challenged Gavin Rees for the European crown last
October, but the fight ended in a technical draw because of unlucky Derry’s
broken nose.
Cuts also
played a part in a setback against unbeaten Italian Ermano Marsili in January. 
Mathews
added: “I have had excellent sparring with Alex Arthur and Steve Williams. I
have done over 40 rounds and my nose has held up. I have had it checked by a
surgeon and everything is all right.” 
Other
Contests: Matty Askin v Jon Lewis Dickinson (10×3 vacant English cruiserweight
championship and British title eliminator), Stephen Foster Jr v Jose Antonio
Elizabeth
(6×3 super-featherweight), Jazza Dickins v Yuri Voronin (6×3
super-bantamweight), Lucas Browne v Paul Butlin (6×3 heavyweight), Adam Little
v Chris Jenkinson
(6×3 welterweight), Tommy Stubbs v Gavin Reid (4×3
bantamweight), Ryan Doyle v Selected Opponent (4×3 featherweight). 
Boxing
starts at 6.15pm and tickets are on sale. They are priced at £35 general
admission, £55 floor seating, £75 ringside and £100 VIP Ringside. You can buy
by calling the Hatton Box Office 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500,
Ticketline 0844 888 9991, any boxer on the bill or online www.hattonboxing.com