Gavin Rees will return to action after his brave world title challenge against Adrien Broner in Atlantic City in February and he takes on former British champion Anthony Crolla in a crucial clash for both of their careers after ‘Million Dollar’ Crolla’s rematch with Derry Mathews in Liverpool in March ended in a draw with the Commonwealth title on the line.
Lee Selby will also fight on the bill, with Hearn promising a big step up for the British and Commonwealth featherweight champion. Rocky Fielding will defend his English title against Leicester’s Martin Concepcion and Brian Rose will box for the first time since beating Joachim Alcine for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental light middleweight title in April.
Some of the country’s best young talent will also be in action, including Team GB’s Olympic boxing captain Thomas Stalker.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "We had been working on a great undercard for the Haye fight so it made sense to continue with the show and to keep it in Greater Manchester. Rees v Crolla has all the makings of a classic and Lee Selby will face a big step up in class on the bill.”
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