Anthony Crolla is aiming to produce a sensational upset when he challenges Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBA and WBO lightweight belts in Los Angeles.
The Ukrainian is one of the world’s finest pound-for-pound fighters, having become the fastest ever three-weight champion, and his renowned skills will be on show against Crolla, with live coverage starting from 3am on Saturday morning on Sky Sports.
Crolla has already overcome daunting adversity throughout his career as he claimed a world title after recovering from serious head injuries that he suffered while confronting a burglar.
The Mancunian earned his status as the WBA’s mandatory challenger with three victories since failing to regain his WBA belt in a rematch with Jorge Linares, another of the sport’s multi-weight champions.
But Crolla is facing a supremely talented opponent in the form of Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, who clinically stopped Linares last year and has also halted pound-for-pound rival Guillermo Rigondeaux.
In the early hours of Saturday morning, Crolla will test himself at the very highest level as he targets one of the most seismic shocks in boxing history.
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Vasyl Lomachenko: 134.4lb
Anthony Crolla: 134.8lbs
The time draws near…
Vasyl Lomachenko defends the WBA and WBO lightweight titles against Anthony Crolla on Saturday morning at 3am, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.