Anthony Crolla is in the hospital after suffering a fractured skull and broken ankle after trying to fend off burglars who were leaving his neighbor’s house.
His fight with Richar Abril slated for January 23rd has been cancelled according to his promoter Eddie Hearn.
“We’re devastated for Anthony and his family; you couldn’t meet a nicer guy in boxing Hearn told the Daily Mail. “It was a dream to get him his world title shot. I’ve alerted Abril’s team and hopefully we can rearrange it but we don’t know the extent of Anthony’s injuries.
Crolla is the 3rd British boxer to suffer injuries from an attack this year. Jamie Moore was shot in both legs just weeks ago and Kell Brook suffered a stabbing attack in the summer just days after his world title victory over Shawn Porter.