Born November 16th 1986, orthodox fighter Anthony Crolla started his career in October 2006 at the age of 19 and has now been pro for 10 years, fighting a total of 41 times. The longest KO streak that Crolla has ever had is 4 throughout his 41 fights and his longest winning streak is 10 wins. This started on October 2006 and came to an end on November 2011.
In his debut fight, Crolla's became only the 2nd fighter to go the distance with Abdul Rashid, winning by PTS in round 4 of 4. Following on from his debut, Crolla continued his mostly successful career by fighting in a further 20 fights. In this time he fought Jon Baguley, Abdul Rashid and Michael Brodie to name just a few, fighting 2 times in 2006, 4 times in 2007 and 14 times through 2008, 2009 and 2010 in this period.
Taking the first knock of his career, Crolla fought Youssef Al hamidi on April 5th, 2008 and was defeated by Al hamidi. On April 5th, 2008, Crolla took on and was defeated over the distance by Youssef Al hamidi in his first career defeat. Crolla lost via PTS in a valiant effort. 16 wins followed where Crolla went on to fight Michael Brodie, Andy Morris and Willie Limond amongst others, prolonging his win streak.
Crolla lost to Derry Mathews in his next fight. Taking place on April 21st, 2012, Crolla's career record after this fight stood at 23-3-0. Crolla faced the first stoppage of his career against Derry Mathews in the 6th round of a 12 round fight via TKO.
Pushing his career further, Crolla fought Darleys Perez on November 21st, 2015 adding to his winning record. Perez was a worthy challenger but Crolla was too much and became the first person to stop Perez via KO during round 5.
Crolla kept his losses at 4 by beating Ismael Barroso on May 7th, 2016. Becoming the first person to stop Ismael Barroso, Crolla beat Barroso via KO in the 7th round of a 12 round fight. Unfortunately a loss followed for Crolla taking his record to 31 wins, 5 losses and 3 draws.
Crolla went into his next fight against Jorge Linares on March 25th, 2017 with a career record of 31-6-3. Outclassed, Crolla took another loss as the judges awarded Linares the UD win on a great performance.
The wins continued with the defeat of Ricky Burns on October 7th, 2017 in Crolla's most recent fight taking his winning record to 32 wins. Crolla became only the 7th person to defeat Ricky Burns in his 48 long fight career, taking his win tally to 32 via the judges decision (UD, round 12).