In an emotional return to the Manchester Arena for Anthony ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla, the Mancunian hero defeated Scottish warrior Ricky Burns in a good non-title lightweight contest on Saturday night.

The officials scored the fight 116-113, 117-112, 116-114, all in favour of former WBA world lightweight champ Crolla by unanimous decision, although the scorecards didn’t reflect former three weight world champion Burns’ tremendous effort, Crolla was a deserved winner.Both Crolla, 30, and Burns, four years his elder, went into the fight off the back of world title losses. But it is Crolla who can now look forward to another possible world title fight, although a rematch in Glasgow has been touted.

There was a good undercard put together for what was an action packed night in the north.

Below are a number of photographed taken before during and after the fights, enjoy!

Full Results from Manchester Arena

2017-10-07, Manchester Arena (formerly M.E.N Arena), Manchester
Robbie Barrett   L TCO 7/12 Lewis Ritson  
Anthony Crolla   W UD 12/12 Ricky Burns  
Scott Cardle   W PTS 6/6 Lee Connelly  
Sam Eggington   L SD 12/12 Mohamed Mimoune  
Gavin McDonnell   W KO 1/6 Jozsef Ajtai  
Hosea Burton   W TCO 1/6 Ratu Latianara  
Conor Benn   W TCO 1/6 Nathan Clarke  
Charlie Flynn   W PTS 6/6 Liam Richards  
Joe Ham   W PTS 6/6 Jose Aguilar  
Sam Hyde   W PTS 6/6 Gheorghe Danut  
Marcus Morrison   W TCO 4/6 Mariusz Biskupski  
Ryan Doyle   W PTS 4/4 Lesther Cantillano  
Jake Haigh   W PTS 4/4 Anthony Fox

 

Pictures from backstage

Fight Pics – Crolla-Burns including undercard 

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