Crolla Eyes Retirement

By Robert Ecksel on April 13, 2019
Crolla Eyes Retirement
“It’s hard to take, boxing’s a big part of my life. You can’t stay in boxing too long.” (Getty)

The former WBA lightweight champion has lost three of his last six fights and the proverbial writing is on the wall…

After the whooping he suffered last night in L.A. at the hands of Vasiliy Lomachenko, Anthony Crolla is considering hanging ‘em up and calling it a day.

“It was a great shot he caught me with,” Crolla told talkSPORT. “I knew, the moment he hit me, it was frustrating because I thought, ‘It’s gonna take more than ten seconds to recover from this.’”

Although he’s only 32, the former WBA lightweight champion has lost three of his last six fights and the proverbial writing is on the wall.

“It’s nearly time,” he said, “it’s very nearly time. I don’t wanna make no decisions here, I don’t wanna go out like that… Got a house out of boxing, made life a little bit easier for my family. It’s hard to take, boxing’s a big part of my life. You can’t stay in boxing too long. I will struggle to let it go, but the end is very near.”

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  1. Lucas McCain 04:48pm, 04/13/2019

    What a great remark by Crolla—that strange out-of-body self-awareness we sometimes have in the middle of a traumatic event:  “It’s gonna take more than ten seconds to recover from this.”  He needs to quit while he can think on two levels.

  2. Koolz 01:38pm, 04/13/2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRmf4zM0cBM&feature=youtu.be
    Ramirez vs Karpency

  3. Koolz 01:29pm, 04/13/2019

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzSdfKFP_H0&feature=youtu.be

    Loma Legend!

    Doing things in this fight that no one does in all of boxing.  You need watch it twice to pick up on it all it’s happening so fast.

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