Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Prize Guy Crolla Also Has Eyes on Title Tilt

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Prize Guy Crolla Also Has Eyes on Title Tilt

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ANTHONY Crolla is in line for a European title shot at Gavin Rees - if he can triumph at Prizefighter.

The former British lightweight champion competes in the eight- man tournament, dubbed the FA Cup of darts, at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night.

The move was seen as a major gamble by the New Moston fighter - but the chance to step into the ring with Rees in December is an even bigger incentive than the Pounds 32,000 prize money on offer.

Rees is still without an opponent for the fourth defence of his title - but is due to fight before the end of the year.

Promoter Eddie Hearn - who also promotes the hugely successful Prizefighter series - said: "Many people perceive this as a big risk - but all it's done is to give increased exposure to the fighters in it.

"We're still looking at opponents, but I'd like to make the winner of this fight against Gavin Rees on our show in December. …

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