Manchester’s ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla became the New British lightweight Champion on February 12th 2011 beating Liverpool’s John Watson at the Olympia, Liverpool.
Crolla, who was the English super featherweight champion, got offered the opportunity to move up to the lightweight division to challenge for the vacant Lonsdale belt. A challenge that Crolla jumped at, putting on a career best performance to knock Watson out in round 9 – in what could well go down as one of the best British fights of 2011.
Full fight Crolla winning the British lightweight title
interview by Chris Maylett – www.britishboxers.co.uk