Bespoke automotive firm back Manchester star ahead of World title defence

Anthony Crolla, the defending WBA World Lightweight champion, will be seen sporting a stunning new look during fight week for his defence against Ismael Barroso at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, live on Sky Sports, as he takes to the wheel of a brand new Aspire Design Range Rover Sport.

The bespoke SUV will be with Crolla and his team, including coach Joe Gallagher, as they attend today’s Fight Week press conference, as well the weigh-in and pre-fight training sessions throughout the North West.

Established in 2015, Aspire Design is already becoming a leading exponent of bespoke British automotive design, craftsmanship and manufacture, and offers an exclusive body styling program for Range Rover Sport and Vogue models. The company also hopes to soon employ its skills on other marques too, such as Rolls Royce, Bentley and Lamborghini.


Every element of the Aspire Design body styling program is manufactured in the UK, which ensures precision engineering and the highest standards of quality.

From soft napa leather interiors which are hand-stitched in England, to a range of 22-inch concave alloy wheels all designed and crafted in Britain from the finest quality aluminium. So it seems only fitting that Crolla should choose such a quintessentially British brand with which to partner during Fight Week.

Ajay Vasdev, Founding Director of Aspire Design said, “We are very excited and proud that Anthony Crolla has chosen to drive an Aspire Design Range Rover Sport during Fight Week”.

He went on to add, “Aspire Design is based in the North West, and we’re delighted to have the opportunity to support a fellow North West champion. It’s an honour and a privilege that such a high profile celebrity has chosen one of our luxury SUVs”.

Joe Gallagher, world class trainer and Anthony Crolla’s coach, said, “I would like to thank Aspire Design for allowing us the opportunity to enjoy the Aspire Design Range Rover Sport during Fight Week. It’s an exciting time, and to be able to enjoy the luxury of such a unique and bespoke British designed SUV is a privilege”.

Crolla trains at Gallagher’s Gym, which is part of the Gloves Community Centre built by Amir Khan and has produced a number of World champions.

For further information or to discover more about the Aspire Design Range Rover body styling program, visit Alternatively, the Aspire Design team will be doing a North West roadshow this summer. Details of dates and locations will be made available online at

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