Vasyl "The Matrix" Lomachenko Starches Anthony Crolla With 4th Round KO

Angelo Anderson
April 14, 2019

A minute into the next round it was all over, Crolla going down just a minute in after a hard right hook from Lomachenko.

Lomachenko is one of the most formidable fighters in the world and is expected to win comfortably when the two meet in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Lomachenko brutalized his opponent throughout their fight.

Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO 135-pound belts with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain's Crolla on Friday night, demonstrating his pound-for-pound excellence with another virtuosic display.

British lightweight boxer Anthony CrollaWhat time does Crolla vs Lomachenko start?

Manchester-born Crolla was a heavy 100-1 underdog prior to the fight. The two-time Olympic gold medalist scored a standing eight-count in the third when he unloaded a barrage of punches along the ropes, convincing referee Jack Reiss that the ropes held him up late in the frame.

"I want a fight with Mikey Garcia but we'll see, I don't know", Lomachenko said.

Lomachenko headlined at Staples Center for the first time in his brief professional career.

"I want Mikey Garcia, (but) I want to unify titles", Lomachenko said. Atlas says Lomachenko is boxing's best, but is unsure on who can compete with him for his next fight.

The Ukrainian delivered a devastating knock-out in the fourth round at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to continue his remarkable legacy as the pound-for-pound star of the sport.

In the co-main event, longtime super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramírez remained unbeaten when his light heavyweight debut against Tommy Karpency was stopped by Karpency's corner before the fifth round.

Lomachenko used the first round as a feeling out round but then went on the full offensive in the second round.

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