Boxer Anthony Crolla is "lucky to be alive" after suffering a fractured skull when he was hit with a concrete slab as he confronted burglars. 28 year old Crolla who also broke his ankle in two places, has had his January WBA world lightweight title bout cancelled. Police confirmed that the burglars came into his garden after looting his next-door neighbours. He gave chase and apprehended one of them. The other thief lifted a slab of concrete and hit him afterwhich he fell and broke his ankle. The Manchester-based boxer was in a "stable condition" and that he was in talks to try and reschedule the world title fight.