April 13, 2019
Vasiliy Lomachenko acted bored by the assignment of his mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla, so he responded by thrilling his fans in an all-action showcase of his power punching prowess.
Vasiliy Lomachenko defeats Anthony Crolla with fourth-round knockout
The three-division champion from Ukraine overwhelmed Crolla with blistering blows Friday night at Staples Center, battering him with damage that culminated with a chopping right hand to the head that brought a fourth-round knockout.
“I want to say thank you to my doctor [Southland-based Neal ElAttrache], now I have come back 100%,” Lomachenko said in reference to the 2018 right shoulder surgery that allowed him to complement his left-handed power punches with formidable jabs and the closing punch against Crolla.
Lomachenko (13-1, 10 knockouts) retains his World Boxing Assn. and World Boxing Organization belts, and his furious work in the ring was punctuated by a bold message for the neighbor near his Ventura County training home, Oxnard’s World Boxing Council lightweight champion Mikey Garcia.
“I want Mikey Garcia,” Lomachenko said after he too drew more than 10,000 fans to Staples Center (10,101 to be specific), just as Garcia did last year in his title-unification victory over Robert Easter.
“I want to unify titles. That’s my goal. I want historic fights.”
Against mandatory WBA challenger Crolla (34-7-3), Lomachenko opened the bout with a three-punch combination to the challenger’s head. Hard left hands to the body allowed Lomachenko to cruise through the third, immediately discouraging Crolla’s plans for an upset at 18-1 odds.
Lomachenko scanned for openings, and instead of merely toying with jabs, he nailed Crolla with crushing punches to the face.
In the third round, the punishment was so relentless, referee Jack Reiss stepped in to pause Crolla for a rare standing knockdown. Lomachenko wrongly believed the fight was over, rushing to a top rope to celebrate as his manager barged into the ring.
Instead, Reiss let the action resume.
It was only for a brief time, because Lomachenko let the beating continue, sending Crolla crumbling to the canvas 58 seconds into the fourth round to end the fight.
“I wanted to give it my best, but he’s just phenomenal,” Crolla said. “The shot … robbed me of my senses.”
Lomachenko’s veteran promoter Bob Arum said, most of all, he wants Lomachenko to fight Garcia next, but Garcia might inform WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman next week that he’s vacating the lightweight title after fighting as a welterweight last month.
“He’s fantastic, unbelievable. I’ve never seen a fighter of that size be at that level, and I’ve been doing this for over 50 years,” Arum said. “It’s almost breathtaking.”
If Garcia leaves the lightweight division, the WBC will move top-ranked contender Luke Campbell into a title fight that Arum said he’d want Lomachenko to take, in England.
Arum added he wants his top prospect, unbeaten lightweight Teofimo Lopez, to meet the other lightweight champion, Richard Commey, later this year to set up a Lomachenko-Lopez meeting for all four belts in early 2020.
In the co-main event, current World Boxing Organization super-middleweight champion Gilberto Ramirez of Mexico made his light-heavyweight debut a convincing triumph, stopping Pennsylvania’s Tommy Karpency (29-7-1) at the end of four rounds.
Ramirez (40-0, 26 KOs) was landing his powerful left hands nearly at will as the fourth round closed, and a hard punch to the ribs — one of 83 body punches landed by Ramirez — caused too much pain for Karpency to continue.
Karpency was backed up by a hard right hand in the third, and bloodied at the nose before the rib punch he described as “a good shot.”
Karpency added that Ramirez is “equal … no better, no worse,” than some of the elite 175-pounders he’s fought, including current champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk and former champion Adonis Stevenson.
Unbeaten two-belt super-middleweight Callum Smith (25-0, 18 KOs) sat ringside to watch Ramirez fight, and said following his own June 1 bout in New York, that he hopes to meet Ramirez in a September unification in England.
But Ramirez weighed 196 pounds on the pre-fight scale, and Top Rank executive Carl Moretti indicated Ramirez will stay at 175.
South El Monte’s unbeaten super-lightweight Arnold Barboza Jr. impressively moved to 21-0 by gaining his eighth knockout, a third-round stoppage of former 140-pound title contender Mike Alvarado of Denver.
Arum said before the fight that a victory could propel the Southland fighter to a title shot against Fresno’s unbeaten World Boxing Council champion Jose Ramirez.
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Julia Fox defends viral ‘Uncut Gems’ interview moment: ‘I was stoned’ | Page Six Celebrity News
February 17, 2022
4m-p0_-ePd8
Alexia Echevarria pushed ‘RHOM’ producers to show more of son Frankie’s recovery | Page Six
February 17, 2022
E-wTaN9NfkI
Pete Davidson rejoins Instagram amid Kanye West drama | Page Six Celebrity News
February 17, 2022
SsC3dmsI6t4
Aaron Rodgers And Shailene Woodley Reportedly Break Up | TMZ LIVE
February 17, 2022
FoErdRE8Qe4
Chet Hanks Done Talking About Famous Parents, Becoming Personal Trainer | TMZ
February 16, 2022
5_UrULOkQ6o
Woman Stabbed at Foot Locker During Nike Shoe Release
February 16, 2022
TfuXMs1JdVg
Steph's Freaky Side, "Summer House" & "Love During Lockup"
February 17, 2022
9W_raO0zlA8
Tay or Nay, Offset's Sushi Anxiety & Nick on Monogamy
February 17, 2022
PauYHpJRA6o
Kim Kardashian & North West TWINNING in Matching Pajamas | E! News
February 17, 2022
b-_Oib6R108
Adam McKay - Hollywood Walk of Fame Ceremony
February 17, 2022
tYtzsHoOZzo
Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg, and the Cast of 'Uncharted' Talk Most Challenging Stunts
February 15, 2022
d3ksX-SKi8c
Ryan Reynolds and Walker Scobell on ‘The Adam Project’, ‘Deadpool’, and Possible ‘Star Wars’ Role
February 16, 2022
5TxJsbJr9Dk
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
04
May
CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Playoffs
Seattle Sounders - Pumas
04
May
USA: Major League Soccer
FC Cincinnati - Toronto FC
03
May
ENGLAND: Championship
Bournemouth - Nottingham Forest
02
May
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Brentford
02
May
ENGLAND: Championship
Fulham - Luton
02
May
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Real Betis
02
May
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Eintracht Frankfurt
02
May
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Monchengladbach - RB Leipzig
02
May
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Salernitana
01
May
ENGLAND: Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur - Leicester City
01
May
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Mallorca
01
May
ITALY: Serie A
Roma - Bologna
01
May
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Arsenal
01
May
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Chelsea
01
May
ITALY: Serie A
Udinese - Inter Milan
01
May
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Fiorentina
01
May
ITALY: Serie A
Juventus - Venezia
01
May
SPAIN: La Liga
Rayo Vallecano - Real Sociedad
30
Apr
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Mainz - Bayern Munich
30
Apr
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bochum
30
Apr
ENGLAND: Premier League
Newcastle United - Liverpool
30
Apr
SPAIN: La Liga
Athletic Bilbao - Atletico Madrid
30
Apr
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leeds - Manchester City
30
Apr
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Madrid - Espanyol
30
Apr
ITALY: Serie A
Napoli - Sassuolo
28
Apr
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester United - Chelsea
27
Apr
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Semifinal
Liverpool - Villarreal
27
Apr
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Inter Milan
26
Apr
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Semifinal
Manchester City - Real Madrid
25
Apr
ITALY: Serie A
Sassuolo - Juventus
24
Apr
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Rayo Vallecano
24
Apr
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - AC Milan
24
Apr
ENGLAND: Premier League
Liverpool - Everton
24
Apr
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - West Ham United
24
Apr
ITALY: Serie A
Empoli - Napoli
23
Apr
ENGLAND: Premier League
Brentford - Tottenham Hotspur
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.