Showtime has announced that it will televise the March 25 lightweight title rematch between Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla, live from Manchester, England.
Linares (41-3, 27 KO) beat Crolla for the WBA “world” title on September 24 at the same venue, winning a 12-round unanimous decision in a competitive, well-matched fight that delivered for entertainment.
Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KO) will now look to regain his title in the immediate rematch, which will also air on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom. The Sky undercard will also feature, among other fights, Martin Joseph Ward defending the British super featherweight title against Maxi Hughes.
For U.S. fans, this is another solid fight added to a healthy Showtime schedule at the moment, and gives us a chance to catch the fight live without the hassle of being scumbag criminals, throwing caution to the wind and finding “a stream.” Three cheers for Showtime! Or at least one?