Anthony Crolla came face-to-face with Darleys Perez on Monday afternoon as the pair prepare for their rematch in Manchester on November 21.
The pair met for the first press conference after the second bout was announced earlier this month, with the pair keeping it respectful and shaking hands at the end.
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However, Crolla will be determined to put the controversy of the decision in the first fight behind him and fulfil his ambition of becoming a world champion at the second time of asking.
Despite seemingly winning the majority of the rounds last time out and with Perez having two points deducted due to low blows, many believed that ‘Million Dollar’ had done enough to win the bout.
He was left heartbroken though as it was called a draw by the three judges, but fortunately promoter Eddie Hearn has been able to secure him an immediate rematch.
Given that the 28-year-old had recovered from a fractured skull following an incident involving a burglar at his neighbour’s house last year and walked straight into a fight of that magnitude, many had questioned whether or not he would even box again let alone win a world title.
However, he proved in the first meeting with Perez that he is more than capable of doing so, and having now answered those questions, Crolla will arguably be more determined than ever to ensure that the belt stays in Manchester.