Official: Lomachenko learned opponent to fight in April

Официально: Ломаченко узнал соперника на бой в апреле

World champion at lightweight, WBA and WBO Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO’s) will box against British contender Anthony crolla (34-6-3, 13 KO’s).

The fight will take place on April 12, 2019. This was announced by Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn on Twitter.

The parties agreed without a tender, which was postponed several times. Crolla promoter Eddie Hearn agreed to the terms of the battle suggested by Bob Arum. Stream of the match will be broadcast live on ESPN +.

By the way, Lomachenko on that date was to fight with Richard Commies, who took the IBF title. But he was injured in a title fight and will not be able to help Ukrainians to continue the unification of light weight.

Last fight Vasyl Lomachenko held on December 8 in new York. He dealt with the Puerto Rican Jose Pedraza and added to his collection the title of the world Boxing organization (WBO) lightweight title.

Who is Anthony Kroll?32-year-old boxer from Manchester. He began his professional career in 2006 and since then have been on the ring 43 of the battle. In 34 of them Kroll celebrated victories (13 by knockout) and three ended in a draw. In 2015-2016, had the championship belt of the WBA, which he gave Jorge Linares. Then there was a rematch in which the British lost again. Then won three fights and once again became a contender for the championship belt.

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