Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GLASGOW IS CALLING FOR CROLLA ; New Moston Ace Is Handed Simpson Bout

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

GLASGOW IS CALLING FOR CROLLA ; New Moston Ace Is Handed Simpson Bout

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ANTHONY Crolla will take on John Simpson in Glasgow next month as he edges closer to a shot a WBO champion Ricky Burns.

As exclusively revealed by MSEN Sport last week, the New Moston lightweight is also due to fight at the Manchester Arena on April 19 - with promoter Eddie Hearn desperate to get him in the ring with former British and European champion John Murray.

Negotiations have already begun over a clash between the friends and former training partners on the undercard of Scott Quigg's WBA superbantamweight world title defence against Nehomar Cermeno.

Hearn has told Crolla that he is just two wins away from Burns, who faces American Terence Crawford at the SECC in Glasgow.

"Anthony is gunning for a shot at Ricky Burns in 2014 and victory over John Simpson and a ranked opponent on the April 19 show in Manchester will put him in prime position," said the Matchroom promoter.

Crolla clinched the WBO Inter-Continental title with a career- best win over Gavin Rees last June. …

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