News | Apr 12 2019

Anthony Crolla and Vasyl Lomachenko hit the scales

But behind the scenes row breaks out over Lomachenko's gloves for Anthony Crolla fight
Anthony Crolla
Mikey Williams/Top Rank

BOTH Vasyl Lomachenko and Anthony Crolla have made weight. In Los Angeles Thursday Lomachenko, the WBO and WBA lightweight champion, scaled 134.4lbs.

Crolla was 134.8lbs. The Mancunian is slightly the larger man, taller and fractionally broader round the shoulders. Lomachenko knows that, in professional terms, he is not a fully fledged lightweight – he could move back down to super-feather. But he also knows that he is so good he can defeat any lightweight in the world. It will be a huge challenge for Crolla to try to use his size to bully the brilliant Lomachenko and throw him off his game. Read the in depth analysis of what makes Lomachenko so good HERE.

There was a dispute behind the scenes as Joe Gallagher, Anthony Crolla’s trainer, objected to the gloves Lomachenko intends to use, saying they seemed too light and demanding they be weighed in front of him.