Flanagan wants unification bout at the Etihad

Flanagan vs Petrov

WBO Lightweight World Champion, Terry Flanagan, is keen to follow in the footsteps of Ricky Hatton, by fighting at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester – hopefully in a massive unification contest.

To secure such a fight, Flanagan first needs to get the better of Petr Petrov. Flanagan knows he cannot overlook Petrov and that he must bring his A game when the pair meets at Manchester Arena on April 8th.

“Fighting at the Etihad would be a dream come true,” said, Flanagan. “I grew up as a huge Ricky Hatton fan, and there was always a special atmosphere at his fights. The Manchester public bring that special atmosphere, and I want those big nights that he had.

“Every time I have boxed in Manchester I’ve got a knockout win and I’m aiming to carry that on next month. It’s going to be a big test but one that I’m going to step-up to and deal with. If I’m not on my game he’s a potential banana skin. I have to win this if I want those big unification fights later in the year

“Having thousands of fans cheering me on gives me and real boost and I hope you can all turn out and get behind me on April 8th. I’m looking to make a big statement and I want as many of my fans in there to see it as possible.”

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