Anthony Crolla gets November rematch with Darleys Perez

A dejected Anthony Crolla after the bout with Darleys Perez is judged a to be a draw in July
Perez (right) retained his title with a majority draw

Anthony Crolla will face Darleys Perez in a rematch for the WBA lightweight title on 21 November in Manchester.

It follows their controversial clash in July, when Colombian Perez retained his title with a draw despite being docked points for low blows.

The Briton, 28, was then granted an immediate rematch by the WBA.

Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "I haven't found anyone yet who didn't feel he won the first fight, but that's in the past now and he has to make this count."

Mancunian Crolla had produced a superb display against his 31-year-old opponent at Manchester Arena last month.

However, while one of the judges had scored the bout 116-111 in his favour, the other two called it even, ensuring Perez retained his title with a majority draw.

Now the pair will meet for a second time at the same venue.

"I'm so pleased for Anthony that he gets another bite of the cherry," said Hearn.

"I feel like he is destined to win a world title and on a huge night for Manchester and British boxing, I truly believe his dreams will come true."

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