• April 12, 2019

WBO&WBA lightweight champion Vasyl "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko defends his titles against former WBA champion Anthony Crolla.

Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla
Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko
Champion
Anthony Crolla
Anthony Crolla
Challenger
Country UkraineUkraine United KingdomEngland
Age 31 32
Weight 134.4 lbs (60.96 kg) 134.8 lbs (61.14 kg)
Height 5′ 7″ (170 cm) 5′ 8½″ (174 cm)
Stance southpaw orthodox
Titles
WBO

WBA (Super)

The Ring
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Record 12 - 1 - 0
(9 KOs)
34 - 6 - 3
(13 KOs)
KO% 75% 38%
Vasyl Lomachenko won by KO.

Date and time

The fight will take place on April 12, 2019 at 11 pm.

Place

Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Official fight contract purses state Lomachenko is set to take home a cool $1.2 million with a guarantee of $3.2 million,
while Crolla will make at least $300,000.

Division Boxer №1 Boxer №2
light heavyweight Gilberto Ramirez Tommy Karpency
welterweight Arnold Barboza Mike Alvarado
welterweight Alexander Besputin Alfredo Blanco
middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly Cristian Olivas
welterweight Jose Rodriguez Ramel Snegur
heavyweight Guido Vianello Lawrence Gabriel
super featherweight Chris Zavala Sergio Gonzales
super lightweight Elvis Rodriguez Kevin Luna
Vasyl Lomachenko

He has very big experience, he has very good defence.
For me, I just need to show my best style and 'Style Loma', that's it.

- Vasyl Lomachenko,
WBA (Super) and WBO lightweight champion

Anthony Crolla

I believe that I can win a world title again, and these are the kind of fights that I'm in it for.
I've earned it, it's not like I've been given this shot. Since losing my title to Jorge Linares, I've come back and had three solid wins.
No man is unbeatable. It's been proven with Lomachenko.

- Anthony Crolla,
former WBA lightweight champion

Vasyl Lomachenko is a Ukrainian professional boxer.
As an amateur he won gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics.

Lomachenko is a good friend of Oleksandr Usyk.

Vasyl Lomachenko's victories

Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Jose Pedraza (UD), Guillermo Rigondeaux (RTD), Gary Russell Jr. (MD).

 Note

Russell and Rigondeaux had no defeats before fight with Lomachenko.
Russell is currently the WBC featherweight champion.

Vasyl Lomachenko's victories

Vasyl Lomachenko's victories

Vasyl Lomachenko highlights

The defeats of Vasyl Lomachenko

Vasyl Lomachenko has 1 defeat in his professional career.
In 2014, Lomachenko lost to Orlando Salido by split decision (SD).

The defeats of Vasyl Lomachenko

The defeats of Vasyl Lomachenko

Interview with Vasyl Lomachenko after his defeat

Anthony Crolla is a British professional boxer.
He held the WBA lightweight title, and the British lightweight title.

Anthony Crolla's victories

Anthony Crolla defeated Edson Ramirez (UD), Ricky Burns (UD), Darleys Perez (KO).

Anthony Crolla's victories

Anthony Crolla's victories

Anthony Crolla highlights

The defeats of Anthony Crolla

Crolla has 6 defeats in his professional career, but only one of them by TKO.

  • Jorge Linares (2 times UD),
  • Gary Sykes (SD),
  • Derry Mathews (TKO).
The defeats of Anthony Crolla

The defeats of Anthony Crolla

Teddy Atlas
Who will win: Lomachenko or Crolla?

I believe Crolla's style is made to order for Lomachenko. Then again, you could probably say that about many fighters out there when they have to go against the top fighter in the world. I do think that when Crolla puts the ear muffs on (and covers up defensively), Lomachenko will find his body an inviting target, and then when Crolla begins to lean forward, look for Lomachenko's uppercuts to score. Six or seven rounds of that should be enough for Lomachenko to get the TKO win.

- Teddy Atlas,
boxing trainer and fight commentator

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