Anthony Crolla will face pound-for-pound superstar Vasyl Lomachenko in his next fight.
The Manchester lightweight is mandatory for the WBA world title and has been given the opportunity of a lifetime.
Crolla, who was last in action at Manchester Arena back in November when he beat Daud Yordan of Indonesia in a final eliminator, will take on Vasyl Lomachenko in Los Angeles.
‘Million Dollar’, a former WBA champion himself, is set to meet the talented Ukrainian – a two-time Olympic champion – on April 12 at the Staples Center, exclusively live on ESPN Stateside and Sky Sports in the UK.
“Lomachenko is a great talent, but Anthony is in great shape and ready for this chance,” said promoter Eddie Hearn after both camps agreed terms on Tuesday.
“It’s a huge opportunity for Anthony and he has earned his stripes – a former World champ who has fought the best.
“He won the final eliminator against Yordan in November – and I’m happy he gets this chance now.”
The WBO title at 135 pounds that Lomachenko – who has clinched global honours at featherweight, super-featherweight and lightweight in his 12-fight professional career – won in his last outing against Jose Pedraza back in December at Madison Square Garden is also set to be at stake on the night.
Further details regarding the fight and undercard will be revealed in due course.
Article by: Elliot Foster