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There was not one single complaint from the boxer, corner, promoter or crowd when Anthony Crolla dropped a tight decision and lost his WBA lightweight title to Jorge Linares in Manchester on Saturday night. Air Max From China .Crolla fought the fight of his life and when the final bell sounded he could barely walk or talk, so total was his commitment and draining his exhaustion. It was an odd end, strangely muted considering the closeness of two of the three judges: all three voted in favour of Linares, one of boxings surest operators, and two separated the fighters by just one and two points respectively. It was close, but in many ways it was not even remotely close and that only happens when the best fight the best.It was mesmerising at times watching the brilliant Linares think his way out of corners, counter punch with such speed that trying to count the shots is nearly impossible to the human eye. Crolla, who was defending his WBA lightweight title, kept the first 10 rounds close with a bold performance aimed at breaking the spirit of Linares. It was a good plan but Linares was brilliant, the fighter with all the gifts in front of a sing-a-long crowd led in appreciation, and worship of Crolla from ringside, by Wayne Rooney and Ricky Hatton.There was talk of a rematch in February or March next by Eddie Hearn, the promoter who has guided Crolla from boxings obscure fringes to main attraction at the No. 1 fight venue, but that result is easily foretold: Linares would win again, sorry to report. Crollas chance of beating the Venezuelan was in this fight when he had momentum.Linares had been out of the ring for 11 long months with an injured hand and the home crowd would play their part. There was simply nothing more Crolla could have done and he can shake off his stiffness this week with pride.The fight with Linares, a world champion at three weights, was a huge risk for Crolla and its announcement put an end to all talk of a partial unification with WBO lightweight champion Terry Flanagan. The Flanagan fight was draped in plenty of cash -- there was an offer of £700,000 for Crolla from Flanagans promoter, Frank Warren -- and perhaps Crollas thinking was that beating Linares would increase his financial power at the negotiating table for a Flanagan fight in the future. That advantage has gone, but the fight remains.The defeat now means that in three consecutive September Saturdays five British boxers have lost in world title fights, three were stopped and two lost their world titles, which reduces the total number of British boxers currently holding a version of the world title to 11. The figure, still a record high, includes welterweight Kell Brook, who looks unlikely to ever make the limit again after his trip to middleweight to fight Gennady Golovkin.Hearn, however, was right when he added: It shows the world that British boxers are not afraid to take big fights; they have all dared to be great -- Kell (Brook), Liam (Smith) last week in Texas and Ant tonight. They all went for big fights.Before the end of November Anthony Joshua, Ricky Burns, Tony Bellew, Billy Joe Saunders, Flanagan and a couple of other British world champions will try and defend their titles and end the losing sequence. They will not all succeed, but it is doubtful if any will lose with as much dignity and pride as Crolla. Cheap Air Max From China . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. Cheap Air Max For Sale .5 seconds to play in the game, Kevin Love never stopped believing that they would come out of there with a win. https://www.airmaxchina.us/ . Irving scored 23 points, Tristan Thompson had 20 points and 10 rebounds and the Cavaliers beat the Denver Nuggets 117-109 on Friday night.A lifelong Leicester fan has cashed out his £10 bet on the Foxes to win the Premier League for £28,907.51 with Sky Bet, but insists he still believes they will be champions. Sam North from Loughborough was on course to win £50,000 as the Foxes sit five points clear of second-placed Tottenham with seven games remaining, but has opted to take his money and run under the duress of friends and family.The Sky Bet punter has been a season-ticket holder since the 2001/02 season when, at the age of 12, he watched his beloved Foxes finish bottom of the Premier League, and is now looking forward to funding his European away days with Champions League qualification all but secured.He told Sky Sports: Based on form from those last nine games of last season we would have been top and I just thought, from watching us all of season, we could carry on like that if we retained that spirit and it would be stupid not to put some money on 5000/1.I knew wed be top half, although I certainly didnt really think wed be where we are right now, so its a win-win situation now Ive taken the money. Premier League odds Can the Foxes hold on? Find Sky Bets Premier League odds here. The 26-year-old garage manager insists he is still confident his side will win the title following three successive nerve-filled 1-0 victories.He added: I dont want the lads to start thinking Ive lost faith by cashing out as I genuinely do still believe theyll win the league.However, after what happened in their game on Sunday, I think Southampton will be a tough one for us and I cant see Liverpool stopping Tottenham, so with nearly £30k on the table I just felt it was the right time. Leicester avoided relegation last season with seven wins from their last nine games Its also the fact that my Dad cant enjoy the season any more and hes blaming me for it. Cheap Air Max. He had to leave the house and go to the pub with 10 minutes to go against Crystal Palace on Saturday.He is now looking forward to seeing the Foxes maintain their title charge after the international break, insisting winning the Premier League will mean more than the money, regardless of whether his decision turns out to be right or not.Im not sure many other fans would see it the same way but, with what Leicester have been through, winning the league is a far bigger deal to me than the money, he added. Riyad Mahrez netted the winner at Crystal Palace on Saturday Id be more nervous about the actual title on the final day than the money if I hadnt cashed out, but I actually think well have it won before then due to the tough games Tottenham have got coming up.Then even if it does come down to it, Im not convinced Chelsea will be giving it their all to stop us if it means Tottenham or Arsenal benefit.The 26-year-old can now enjoy what would surely be the greatest sporting upset of all time, while the rest of their backers weigh up whether to Cash Out or hang in there.Would you have pressed the Cash Out button for £29k? Leave a comment or tweet us @SkyFootball. Also See: Leicester video Leicester stats Leicester stats Get a free £10 bet ' ' ' 

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