Date: 4th June 2017 at 4:05pm
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After being beaten by Jorge Linares, in a re-match back in March, at the Manchester Arena, Anthony Crolla is looking to get back in the ring.

Crolla?s ring return is scheduled for October, however, no opponent has been named for his comeback belt.

The defeat against Linares, probably the most polished boxer in Crolla?s weight division, was a comprehensive one.

However, Crolla isn?t going to dwell on that defeat and is looking to manoeuvre his career towards another world title tilt.

Speaking to the media about the losses to Linares Crolla is quoted as having remarked,

‘I’ve come back from much worse than a defeat in a boxing match.

‘I just lost to the better man on the night. I get over it quickly because I know that I can hold my hands up.

‘There are no excuses. I believe I prepared the best I possibly could so I can live with it.

‘I’m a big believer that if you work hard in anything then you get the results. I believe I’ll be back better than ever.’

That?s great to hear, it?s also interesting to hear Crolla?s views on fighting at the Manchester Arena, the venue where the horrific terrorist took place under a fortnight ago, with Crolla remarking,

‘It’s about showing people we’re not going to be put off by what’s happened.

‘For me, it’s such a special place. I’ve had some of my best nights there and I’m a proud Mancunian.

‘It’s always great to fight in front of your own people. I ran the Great Manchester Run last week and it showed the strength of the city. It makes you proud to be a Mancunian.

‘There’s nothing better than fighting in your hometown.’

Crolla topping the bill at the Manchester Arena, now that?s something to look forward to.