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Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla
The World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization lightweight titles will be on the line April 12, 2019 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California when Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 knockouts) faces Anthony Crolla, (34-6-3, 13 knockouts). This championship fight is scheduled for 12 rounds and can be seen on ESPN+.
When: Friday, April 12th, 2019
Where: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Why: World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization Lightweight Title
World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization Lightweight Title
Vasiliy Lomachenko enters this bout as the current unified lightweight champion with the World Boxing Association, World Boxing Organization, and Ring Magazines titles since 2018. His championship reputation extends beyond that however as Lomachenko also held the World Boxing Organization featherweight and junior lightweight title belts between 2014 and 2018. Beyond that Lomachenko holds several records for championship belts collected in the least amount of time. All of this adds up to why Lomachenko is such a massive favorite to win this fight.
For those who delve into the technical aspects of the sport Lomachenko brings an exciting combination of world class skills. Lomachenko has top shelf hand speed, timing, accuracy, athleticism, and footwork. As an amateur he put together an astounding record of 396-1. Most impressive of all as an amateur were back to back gold medal performance in 2008 and 2012.
As of September 2018, ESPN tabbed Lomachenko as the best active pound for pound boxer. Adding to that title were the Boxing Writers of America, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and The Ring.
Anthony Crolla is a past champion in his own right having held the World Boxing Association lightweight title from 2015 to 2016. Crolla is currently ranked third in the world. Also known as “Million Dollar,” Crolla stands at five feet, eight- and one-half inches tall with a reach of 67 inches. He is a native of Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom where he still resides.
In his last time out, Crolla scored a unanimous decision win over Daud Yordan at Manchester Arena in Manchester. The bout went the distance at 12 rounds.
Vasiliy Lomachenko is ranked number one in the world and currently holds the title belts of the World Boxing Association super world lightweight and the World Boxing Organization world lightweight divisions. “Hi Tech” stands at five feet, seven inches tall with a reach of 65.5 inches and fights from a southpaw stance. A native of Ukraine he now resides in Oxford, California.
Lomachenko’s last stepped into the ring on December 8, 2018, and scored a unanimous decision win over Jose Pedraza in a 12 round bout that went the distance at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York. Pedraza went down twice in the 11th round. With the win Lomachenko took home the WBA super world lightweight and WBO world lightweight titles.
Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla
Certainly, Lomachenko carries a heavy price tag against a quality opponent like Anthony Crolla. But Lomachenko has dominated at a frightening level.
Bet Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Anthony Crolla
Opening Boxing Lines at Bookmaker Sportsbook - Anthony Crolla ( +3000 ) Vs. Vasiliy Lomachenko ( -7000 ).
The currentboxing line has Vasiliy Lomachenko as the boxing favorite at -7000, meaning you have to risk $7000 to win $100. Anthony Crolla is this fight’s underdog, that has value at +3000, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $300.
Total Rounds Betting
The fight is scheduled for 12 rounds. Check back later for the total rounds betting line. For example, if the total rounds betting line is Over 9.5 Rounds ( -170 ), that means that if you think the fight is going to go to at least 10 rounds for you to win your bet you would need to bet $170 to win $100. The Under 9.5 +Rounds ( +170 ), would mean you would need to risk $100 to win $170.
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