The 2012 and 2008 Olympic gold medalist and world champion in three different weight classes Vasiliy Lomachenko entered this fight with a professional boxing record of 12-1-0 (9 KOs=75%) and he is ranked as the No.1 lightweight in the world. He lost to Orlando Salido at his second professional bout in 2014 (controversial split decision, Salido vs Lomachenko) but since then he has won eleven consecutive fights beating Jorge Linares (4-stars fight Jorge Linares vs Vasyl Lomachenko) and Jose Pedraza in 2018 (Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza).
His opponent, the former Wba Lw champion Anthony Crolla, has an official record of 34-6-3 (13 knockouts) and he entered as the No.3 in the same weight class. He suffered two consecutive losses between 2016 and 2017, both against Jorge Linares (Crolla vs Linares I and Linares vs Crolla II), but then he has won three bouts defeating Daud Yordan in his last one (Anthony Crolla vs Daud Yordan). Lomachenko vs Crolla is valid for the WBA and WBO World lightweight titles. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, USA
Division: lightweight (135 lbs, 61.2 kg)
Title: WBA and WBO World lightweight titles
Lomachenko’s previous fight: Vasyl Lomachenko vs Jose Pedraza
Crolla’s previous fight: Anthony Crolla vs Daud Yordan
Lomachenko vs Crolla fight video:
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