Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn has confirmed that lightweights Anthony Crolla and John Murray will face off at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester on the Scott Quigg v Nehomar Cermeno undercard.
The two former stablemates are both knocking on the door of major title honours in 2014 and will now meet on April 19 to see which one advances on to possible European and world chances.
Crolla, 27, is undefeated in his last five contests, having fought at the top end of domestic level since 2011, whilst 29 year-old Murray is on the road back from a crushing defeat to Brandon Rios in his maiden world title tilt that same year..
Murray has defeated Michael Escobar and Scotsman John Simpson following two years away from the sport, with a Manchester derby against Crolla already capturing the imagination of the British public since Hearn’s announcement.
Also revealed this week was unbeaten welterweight Kell Brook’s forthcoming opponent as the Sheffield fighter continues his road to a potential IBF title shot against Shawn Porter.
Brook, 27, will battle hardened Mexican Alvaro ‘Tyson’ Robles on March 15 at Liverpool’s Echo Arena as ‘The Special One’ aims to extended his standout 31 fight winning record on Merseyside.
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