Crolla de­fends his ti­tle in style

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An­thony Crolla made a suc­cess­ful first de­fence of his WBA light­weight ti­tle by knock­ing out Is­mael Bar­roso in Manch­ester. The big-punch­ing Venezue­lan was quickly into his stride but a pun­ish­ing body shot in the sev­enth round saw Bar­roso crum­ple to his knees and when he failed to beat the count Crolla was left to cel­e­brate. Af­ter the vic­tory Crolla said: “This is my house and no one comes into it and takes what I’ve got. There was no way I was los­ing this ti­tle.”

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