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Summary

  1. Crolla is a former world champion at lightweight; Burns at super-featherweight, super-lightweight and lightweight
  2. Crolla has won 32 of 41 fights, Burns has won 41 of 49 bouts
  3. Chris Eubank Jr defeats Avni Yildirim in third-round KO in the Super Series super-middleweight event
  4. Get involved: #bbcboxing

Live Reporting

By Michael Emons and Nate Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Wins for Crolla and Eubank Jr

    Keir Murray's report from the fight is live and can be seen here as Anthony Crolla edges a fantastic non-title lightweight contest against Ricky Burns at the Manchester Arena.

    Remember, earlier tonight we had Chris Eubank Jr moving into the semi-finals of the World Boxing Super Series with a third-round knockout of Turkey's Avni Yildirim.

    And we will end the live page there. Thanks for joining us and for all your comments.

    We will be back next Saturday with another live text commentary as George Groves takes on Jamie Cox, with the winner set to face Eubank Jr. See you then.

    Anthony Crolla
    Chris Eubank Jr
  2. Where next?

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    So where next for both men? The door is open for another shot at a world title for Anthony Crolla, but the rebuilding process will take a bit longer for Ricky Burns.

    However, he thought he had done enough for the verdict and there was no hint of retirement from the 34-year-old Scot.

    Crolla also hinted at a potential rematch in Glasgow, and I'm sure there would be a lot of people interested in that one.

  3. 'Crolla's fast start won it' - Bellew

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    Former WBC world cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew agrees with the decision, although he admits it was on a knife edge.

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  4. 'Two quality fighters and gentlemen'

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    Luke Campbell, an Olympic gold medallist at London 2012, was impressed.

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  5. I thought I did enough - Burns

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    Ricky Burns weighs in with his thoughts on the decision.

    "I thought it was close I thought I'd done enough and was landing the cleaner shots," he said in the ring.

    "I'm a bit gutted but if Eddie (Hearn) and Anthony are up for it, let's go to Scotland for a rematch. Let's do it. I'm sorry Anthony but I thought I got this one."

    Crolla interjects to say: "In a hard fight you're going say that but for me it was quality over quantity that got me the win."

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points
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    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    Modbet UK: "Cracking fight #Crolla did the better more accurate work well deserved.

    Danny Brum Baker‏: All right decisions tonight, no robbery for a change.

    Roddy Ross: Crolla landed more. Burns looked comfortable.

  7. 'I owe Manchester another world title'

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    Some quotes from the winner Anthony Crolla: "I thought I had definitely done enough, but I knew how much energy this man had. People were saying would he tire coming doing to lightweight, but I never thought that would happen.

    "I owe these people (the Manchester crowd) another world title. We have no problem going to Glasgow for a rematch at some point, but we will see what is next in the pipeline."

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points
  8. BreakingCrolla wins on points

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns on points

    The judges give the decision to Anthony Crolla by 116-113, 117-112, 116-114 margins.

    Anthony Crolla beats Ricky Burns
  9. Post update

    Ex- England midfielder Trevor Sinclair has been watching this fight with keen interest and he's picked Crolla to win.

  10. Post update

    Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    Both men raise their arms, thinking they have done the job. Who will be right? We will find out very, very soon.

  11. To the judges scorecards we go

    Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

  12. Post update

    Round 12: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    Burns lands a strong combination with a minute to go.

    Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns
  13. Burns needs a KO - Peter Fury

    Peter Fury, trainer and uncle of former heavyweight world champion Tyson, indicates he has Crolla way in front.

  14. Post update

    Round 12: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    Both men still look energised, and both can be proud of their efforts and their conditioning. Ninety seconds left. Sensational ending coming?

    Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns
  15. Post update

    Round 12: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    Three minutes left.

  16. Call it a draw?

    Round 11: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    That was so good Derry Mathews believes the judges won't pick a winner.

  17. Post update

    Round 11: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    Crolla throws three shots to the body, but the Burns guard is good and he comes back with a left hook and a straight right.

    Burns comes back with a flurry of his own late on. So so hard to call. We could well be seeing this one again in the future. Good stuff in Manchester.

    Crolla's trainer Joe Gallagher says: "Just move your feet, he is just throwing arm shots and you can't risk getting caught."

  18. Who've you got?

    Which way are you swaying? Luke Campbell is still undecided.

  19. Post update

    Round 11: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    With it being so close, is one man going to stamp their authority on this late on? A knockdown could well prove the difference.

    Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns
  20. Post update

    Round 10: Anthony Crolla v Ricky Burns

    Ten gone, two to go. No fighter has still dominated one single round. What do you prefer? Fully expect the judges scorecards to all be different, if it goes that far of course.