Crolla To Linares: I Have All The Answers Now

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Anthony Crolla has warned Jorge Linares that he will reply to everything he throws at him when they rematch on Saturday.

Crolla lost to Linares last September and will attempt to regain his WBA lightweight belt on Saturday.

Linares has displayed his speed on social media, but the mancunian is confident he can take him when they face off at the Manchester Arena.

“I’m not going to lie, I can’t compete with flashy padwork like that – I can’t do that,” Crolla told Sky Sports News HQ.

“There is other things to my game that I feel will go well against that, will have the answer to it.

“I’ve got to be cutting off the ring quicker this time, I’ve got to respond myself in bunches a little bit more. There is so many obstacles that are going to be put in front of me from Jorge Linares, but I believe I will have an answer for every one of them.”

“It might go early, it might go inside the distance, but I’m prepared for 12 very hard rounds,” he said.

“There are going to come times in the fight when it’s not going to go my way, when I’m going to have to weather a storm and I’ve got to bite down on that gumshield, but that is something I’m willing to do. I’m willing to dig deeper than ever before.

“If it has to get into a dogfight, I don’t mind, whatever it might be. I think there is going to be a bit of everything in this fight, a bit of boxing, a bit of a chess match, but I definitely see a good fight.

“It was one of the fights of the year last time. I can certainly see us both being even better this time.”



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