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Anthony Crolla to fight for world title in July

Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla will fight for a world title in July.

He was cleared to resume his career after a brutal attack.

There were fears his injuries were so severe he wouldn't be allowed to box again, but doctors have given him the all-clear.

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Boxer Anthony Crolla gets 'all clear' from doctors

Watch the moment Manchester boxer Anthony "Million Dolla" Crolla finds out he's been cleared to continue his career in the ring after a brain scan.

Crolla suffered a fractured skull and a broken ankle while attempting to catch suspected burglars outside a neighbour's home in Chadderton shortly before Christmas.

Yesterday received the results of a brain scan which came back all clear.

The final decision on whether he can box again rests with the British Boxing Board of Control.

Crolla cleared to box again after brain scan

Anthony Crolla Credit: Press Association

Manchester boxer Anthony Crolla has been cleared to resume his career in the ring by doctors after a brain scan.

Crolla suffered a fractured skull and a broken ankle while attempting to catch suspected burglars outside a neighbour's home in Chadderton shortly before Christmas.

Today he received the results of a brain scan which came back all clear.

The final decision on whether he can box again rests with the British Boxing Board of Control.

He'll meet them next month.

Anthony told Granada Reports:-

I'm absolutely delighted, this means everything to me, my career and livelihood were at stake. Now I can't wait to get back in the ring."

– Anthony Crolla

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Liverpool's Echo Arena is a sell out for a big night of boxing

There's a big night of boxing at the Echo Arena with some of the region's best fighters performing for a sell out crowd of over seven thousand.

Liverpool's Derry Matthews faces Manchester's Anthony Crolla for the vacant Commonwealth Lightweight belt.

London 2012 Team GB captain Thomas Stalker goes head to head with Andrew Harris in his second professional fight.

Topping the bill is Tony Bellew who in his home city takes on Malawi's Isaac Chilemba in a WBC light- heavyweight eliminator bout.

Boxer Kieran Farrell to be released from hospital after post-fight collapse

Boxing promoter David Coldwell, who organised last night's fight between Kieran Farrell and Anthony Crolla, says the 22-year-old is to be released tomorrow.

Farrell, from Heywood in Manchester, collapsed following his first professional defeat and was rushed to hospital.

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