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CROLLA OUTGUNNED, BRUTALLY KO’D IN 4! LOMACHENKO VS CROLLA POST FIGHT THOUGHTS

Pretty much all fight fans saw this fight as a mismatch, and that was exactly what it turned out to be. Lomachenko proved he was too good, too quick and too clever for the Brit, who never really got going.

Vasiliy Lomachenko 13 (10 KOs)-1 (0 KOs)-0 successfully defended his WBA and WBO Lightweight titles in a 4th round TKO of Britain’s Anthony Crolla 34 (13 KOs)-7 (2 KOs)-3 at the Staples Centre this Friday, broadcasted on ESPN+ in the USA and Sky Sports in the UK.

Pretty much all fight fans saw this fight as a mismatch, and that was exactly what it turned out to be. Lomachenko proved he was too good, too quick and too clever for the Brit, who never really got going. It was reminiscent of when Canelo took on Rocky Fielding to be honest, in a superstar being put in with a fringe contender. You can’t blame Lomachenko for the matchmaking, Crolla was his mandatory for his WBA belt, and he did at least show why he is being mentioned as P4P number 1.

Crolla from the opening bell was on the back foot, I can only assume to try and draw some of the steam out of Lomachenko and sacrifice the first four or five to try and come on strong late, but this for me was suicidal. Lomachenko picked and poked for the first two and then really let his hands go in the 3rd, catching Crolla as he was pulling out of the corners that Lomachenko was forcing him into.

At the very end of the 3rd a knockdown was called for the ropes supposedly keeping Crolla up, perhaps Jack Reiss should’ve simply waved the fight off, but if he was in doubt you can’t blame him for giving the fighter every chance.

There is an argument that Joe Gallagher also should have pulled Crolla out after the 3rd, but on such a big stage you can see why he didn’t, but the result was a terrific right hook that put Crolla face first on the floor, and that was that. I find it almost funny that people have criticised Jack Reiss for counting Crolla rather than just waving it off, because these same people had nothing for praise for Reiss in counting Fury against Wilder.. If you want referees giving fighters every chance to get back to their feet, that is an opinion you can have but these are going to be some of the results that you get.

Lomachenko then did what he was supposed to do against an overmatched opponent and did seem to want the fight with Mikey Garcia in the post-fight interview, despite my curiosity leaning more to the Gervonta Davis fight. What can be said though that if these are Lomachenko’s dullest fights it can’t all be too bad can it?

On the undercard Gilberto Ramirez 40 (26 KOs)-0-0 maintained his undefeated record in a 4th round TKO of Tommy Karpency 29 (18 KOs)-7 (4 KOs)-1.

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