Antony Crolla vs. Derry Mathews: April 21, 2012. Oldham, UK.
By Sean Pollock (@SeanPollo)
IT HAS been almost seven years since Liverpool’s Derry Mathews (29(15)-6-1) first fought in the same ring as Stephen Foster Jnr. Between the ropes of the M.E.N Arena on Oct. 14 2006, ‘Dirty’ Derry adeptly demonstrated the sweet science of boxing and clinched a career defining win. Although this time, the 28-year-old will not be battling Foster Jnr in a rematch. Instead, Mathews will trade leather with current British lightweight title holder, Anthony Crolla (23(9)-2-0), at Oldham Sports centre, whilst his old foe features on the bill’s undercard.
Crolla is hoping to mak...