This Saturday Showtime presents an international fight with Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla II from Manchester, England. Get the details here.
This weekend, the big boxing action takes place across the pond when Jorge Linares (41-3; 27 KO) rematches Anthony Crolla (31-5-3; 13 KO) live from the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. For US fans, the fight will be available on Showtime airing at 6:00 p.m. ET. Fans in the UK can view the full card on SkySports starting at 7:00 p.m. local time. Note that the Showtime broadcast will only feature the main event.
Neither Linares nor Crolla has a huge US following, but this is a very good fight that any combat sports fan should check out. Their first meeting came last year and played out as the technical skill of Linares vs. the toughness of Crolla. Over 12 rounds, Linares managed to dig deep and take a hard fought decision win, claiming both the WBA Lightweight title, and perhaps more impressively, the title for Ring Magazine. He’s now seen by most as the #1 in the division, and he puts that status on the line Saturday night. Beyond that storyline, their first fight was also just an entertaining, high-quality fight and this one should be no different.
The SkySports broadcast also includes Martin J. Ward vs. Maxi Hughes, Brian Rose vs. Jack Arnfield, and Marcus Morrison vs. Jason Welborn. We will have live coverage of the Showtime portion of the card right here Saturday night.
LINARES VS. CROLLA II FIGHT CARD
March 25, 6:00 p.m. ET, Showtime
Jorge Linares vs. Anthony Crolla