With a glittering career spanning some 13 years, 44 bouts and a world title belt, Anthony Crolla is set to hang up his boxing gloves after Saturday night’s lightweight showdown against Frank Urquiaga at the Manchester Arena.
Fighting in front of a packed-out home crowd for one last time, the 32-year-old Manchester native is expected to have too much for his opponent. It’s no surprise then, that Crolla is the overwhelming favourite to win at 1/20 on GentingBet.
A relative unknown outside of his native Spain, Urquiaga has the odds stacked against him. Having only made his professional debut in 2015, Urquiaga is lacking the experience and pedigree of the seasoned Crolla. And, tellingly, his one fight outside of Spain to date ended in defeat by unanimous decision. Odds of 11/1 on GentingBet for a Urquiaga victory feel about right.
Crolla will undoubtedly want to sign out of the boxing game in style and turn in a performance that the fans will remember for years to come. He can be backed to win the bout by KO / TKO / DQ / TD at 6/4, while a points win is available at 8/13.
Match odds: Anthony Crolla v Frank Urquiaga:
Fight winner: Anthony Crolla 1/20; Draw 25/1; Frank Urquiaga 11/1
Method of victory:
Anthony Crolla: to win on points 8/13; to win by KO / TKO / DQ / TD 6/4
Frank Urquiaga: to win on points 16/1; to win by KO / TKO / DQ / TD 22/1