Anthony Crolla To Fight Vasyl Lomachenko On 12th April In America

Anthony Crolla and Vasyl Lomachenko's boxing bout is a done deal.

That's according to the Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire, who said that ESPN had reported that the bout would take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 12th April.

The Ring's Mike Coppinger has further verified these claims, saying that the fight would be for Lomachenko's Ring magazine's Lightweight Championship.

‏Promoter Eddie Hearn recently came out on Twitter to confirm reports that the bout between the two boxers would take place, as well as revealing that the WBO Lightweight Championship would be on the line.

Earlier this month, the Manchester-born Crolla said that a match with the 31-year-old Ukrainian would depend on Commey's situation.

"I think a lot depends on news in the next day or two about Richard Commey," he told Sky Sports.

"The unification has been agreed between Vasyl Lomachenko and Commey, but he hurt his knuckle in that fight.

"If that's the case, then I think that me and Vasyl Lomachenko will fight first. I'm just waiting on news now, like everyone else.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Listen, there's no doubt he's a special fighter, but he's very unorthodox, so how do you study, how do you come up with a gameplan for a fighter like that?

"But like every other fighter, we'll watch as many fights as possible. We're lucky with Lomachenko, there's so much footage on him.

"He does a lot of things very well, but we think we can do well to unsettle him, and cause a huge upset."

Who would win out of Crolla and Lomachenko?

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Adnan Riaz

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