18th September 2011
|Crolla and absent trainer Joe Gallagher winning British title pic BB|
Crolla was a clear winner though and the judge who gave it to Montiel 77-75 must have been watching another fight. However the other two judges had it, 78-74 and 77-75, in his favour taking his record to 22-2, 9KOs.
Crolla, tucked up to absored Montiels cuffing hooks, he boxed well and fought hard countering on the back foot and then pushing onto Montiel when he felt like. Crolla’s started letting his punches go in the third, landing good combination of punches that un-settled Montiel.
Crolla’s accurate punches were winning him the fight and he continued to have the edge in all departments opening up a cut to Montiel’s right eye in round five. Crolla boxed to his manager and stand in corner man Michael Marsdens instructions and ran out a comfortable winner, tasting the Las Vegas atmosphere that he will want more of in the future.