Rees v Crolla backs up Haye v Charr, Barker, Frampton and Selby set to feature

Phil Jay 01/05/2013

Former world champion Gavin Rees makes his anticipated return from the recent loss to lightweight king Adrien Broner to face Manchester’s own Anthony Crolla on June 29 at Manchester Arena.

The Welshman, 32, gave a good showing whilst the fight lasted at the Boardwalk Hall in February and now hopes to begin a swift move back to world level with a victory over ex-British champion Crolla.

26 year-old ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla fought out a draw with Derry Mathews in his last contest after capturing the English belt against the now-retired Kieran Farrell and will have the crowd on his side in his home city.

Eddie Hearn is supplying the undercard to Haye’s comeback against German-based Charr after linking Matchroom with Hayemaker last week and promises a stacked card, which is set to include the likes of Darren Barker, Carl Frampton and Lee Selby.