Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

No Complacency, Warns Gallagher

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

No Complacency, Warns Gallagher

Article excerpt

TRAINER Joe Gallagher has issued a stern warning to Anthony Crolla ahead of his showdown with Gamaliel Diaz.

Crolla will defend his WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title against Diaz at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13.

A victory could set up a world title shot for the New Moston boxer and Gallagher is keen to ensure that his fighter doesn't take the bout lightly.

"Anthony needs to make sure he takes this fight seriously," he said.

"It's the first time he's taken on an international opponent in such a big fight and I don't think he's used to not fighting another big British name.

"When he fought the likes of John Murray and Gavin Rees, there was a lot of back and forth between the boxers and that kept him motivated.

"He wouldn't have been able to walk down the street without someone speaking to him about the fight and wishing him luck. …

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