Luke Campbell has been ordered to face Vasyl Lomachenko for the vacant WBC lightweight title.
The expected news is now official, as the WBC have announced that Mikey Garcia has been designated lightweight champion emeritus, meaning he is no longer the recognized WBC lightweight titleholder, and that the 135-pound belt is vacant.
No one is surprised that Vasyl Lomachenko dominated and then stopped Anthony Crolla in three-plus rounds Friday at a packed Staples center. That’s what we’ve come to expect from the Ukrainian boxing wizard, who has overwhelmed almost all of his opponents.
Vasyl Lomachenko is actively looking for the chance to fight in the UK, according to his promoter Bob Arum.
An unlikely dispute broke out at the weigh-in for Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla on Thursday.
Anthony Crolla will look to significantly burnish his legacy on Friday night but the Manchester fighter is already satisfied with what he has achieved in the ring.
Vasyl Lomachenko is the current unified lightweight champion and one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the world.
Vasyl Lomachenko discussed his immediate and prolonged future this week ahead of a world title defense against Anthony Crolla.
Pound for pound boxing star Vasiliy Lomachenko is getting ready for his latest challenge in the ring this Friday night when he steps in there with former world champion and highly respected UK fighter Anthony Crolla from Manchester, England.
Veteran trainer Joe Gallagher is confident that former world champion Anthony Crolla will not disgrace himself when he steps in the ring with WBA, WBO Vasiliy Lomachenko.