Friday, November 11, 2011

Crolla aims to disrupt Limond's plans

Anthony Crolla has made it clear he intends to put a spanner in Willie Limond's plans of earning a title shot against Ricky Burns. The British light-weight champion will defend his title against close friend Limond later this month, knowing victory would give either fighter a great chance of securing a shot at Burns' interim WBO lightweight title.

Many have backed Limond to come through his bout against Crolla in Motherwell next week, which would see an all-Scottish clash for the world title fight against Burns – although Crolla has insisted he is determined of claiming victory and giving his own career a huge boost.  Even people looking at the online Marquez odds will have been impressed.

The Mancunian knows a fight against Burns would be a nice earner for him financially, as well as giving him the chance of fulfilling his dream of becoming a world title. 

"I've got to look out for my own interests and the world title is my ultimate dream so I've got to beat Limond to keep on track for a shot," Crolla said.

"I'm training for this fight like it's a world title eliminator. It's a massive incentive for me to beat Limond and get a big fight against Burns."

The two boxers have made no secret of their respect and friendship for one and another, although that will all go out of the window when the duo step into the ring in Motherwell at the end of the month. 

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