Anthony Crolla out-works Ricky Burns, takes unanimous victory

Crolla v Burns 07/10/2017

Anthony Crolla won a hard-fought battle with Ricky Burns in a fight expected to go the full distance at Manchester Arena.

‘Million Dollar’ dominated the mid-rounds to bag enough points to see off a busier Burns down the stretch.

With an eager Luke Campbell sitting at ringside, Crolla impressed with his work-rate to take a 117-112, 116-113 and 116-114 victory to potentially set up another UK super-fight at the weight.

On the undercard, French underdog Mohamed Mimoune took Sam Eggington’s European welterweight title at the first time of asking with an impressive display at Manchester Arena.

‘The Problem’ proved to be just that for Eggington, who looked tight at the weight on the scales on Friday and has since admitted he will be moving up in weight.

Mimoune used his superior boxing skills to fend off the relentless attacks of ‘The Savage’ to see out what looked to be an easy decision.

Not to be with the judges though, who saw the fight 116-112 and 115-113 in favor of Mimoune, whilst a third somehow had it 116-112 to Eggington.

Lewis Ritson stunned Robbie Barrett, dropping the UK lightweight champion multiple times until the towel was thrown in from the corner in round seven.

Ritson took the spoils in a highly entertaining battle and is now 13-0, whilst Conor Benn improved to 9-0 with a demolition job on Nathan Clarke.

After the fight, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed Benn would feature on the debut Matchroom Boxing USA card featuring Danny Jacobs and Luis Arias next month.