Date: 9th May 2016 at 5:33pm
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On Saturday night, in Manchester, Anthony Crolla showed that he truly was world-class when he stopped Ismael Barroso.

His opponent arrived on these shores as the mandatory challenger to Crolla?s belt and having knocked most of his opponents out, whilst also remaining unbeaten.

Now Crolla is set to mix it with the best the division has to offer and already there is talk of a unification fight against either the IBF champion, 29-year-old Frances Barthelemy, or the WBC champion 26-year-old Terry Flanagan.

Both would certainly prove to be interesting fights.

Talking about his career, Crolla is quoted as having remarked to the media,

?I don?t do really do easy things.

?I just fight, it doesn?t bother me. Barroso was probably the most feared lightweight in the world but I had no problem getting in with him.

?And I have no problem getting in with any other lightweight. I am not going to call them out by their names but it doesn?t bother me who I fight.?

Now that is a refreshing attitude from a fighter who continues to impress many with the manner in which he continues to improve.