The Staples Center, in Los Angeles, will host the most important boxing show of the week. Vasyl Lomachenko will defend his Super World Lightweight World Boxing Association (WBA) Championship against Anthony Crolla, with both recently holding the final press conference prior to their clash this Friday.
The mandatory fight has raised solid expectations worldwide. Lomachenko is one of the most important fighters of today and will have in front of him, in Crolla, a man with much desire to give surprise to the world in his first foray for a major fight on American soil.
“This Friday I’m going to show my best style and I’m going to give the fans what they want to see. I’m excited to fight at the Staples Center and in a city where good boxing is appreciated,” said the Ukrainian champion.
For his part, Crolla was very excited about the possibility of fighting for the championship: “This was the time to take a challenge of great demand. I have earned the right and I am here to face Lomachenko. I know his qualities, but I have what it takes to win and surprise the world.”
The Ukrainian and the British natives will rise to the scales on Thursday to mark the division’s 135 pounds of regulation. Once the process is completed, they will be able to dispute the black and gold belt. “Loma” has a record of 12 wins, 1 loss, and 9 knockouts, while Crolla has a record of 34 wins, 6 losses, 3 draws, and 13 knockouts.