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Photos | Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla Fight Night

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  • Who do you want to see Vasiliy Lomachenko face next?
  • Vasiliy Lomachenko scored an emphatic fourth-round knockout of Anthony Crolla on April 12.
  • Who do you want to see Vasiliy Lomachenko face next?
  • Vasiliy Lomachenko scored an emphatic fourth-round knockout of Anthony Crolla on April 12.

Vasiliy Lomachenko once again staked his claim as the pound-for-pound king, knocking out mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla in four rounds to retain his WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight titles.

Crolla, the former WBA lightweight champion, was game but never threatened Lomachenko. After tough battles against Jorge Linares and Jose Pedraza in 2018, he had an easier night at the office to begin his 2019 campaign.

“I want to fight with Mikey Garcia, but we’ll see. I don’t know,” Lomachenko said. “I stay at 135 as long as it’s possible, and I want to unify all {the} titles.”

Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) scored a knockdown at the end of the third round when referee Pat Russell ruled the ropes held Crolla up.

In the fourth, Loma came out on the attack, knocking Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) back to the ropes. Then, it happened. A right hook to the top of Crolla’s head put him down and out.

 
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