Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Hearn: Crolla is Fine, Never a Disgrace To Lose To Lomachenko

Anthony Crolla emerged from a conclusive fourth-round stoppage by Vasyl Lomachenko with his health and pride intact, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Crolla’s challenge for the WBA and WBO lightweight titles held by Lomachenko ended in brutally one-sided fashion in the early hours of Saturday morning at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

The former world champion from Manchester survived a standing eight-count in the third but the fight was over a round later.

lomachenko-crolla-fight (41)

“Anthony’s fine. Obviously it was a heavy knockout – a temple shot he didn’t see,” Hearn told Sky Sports.

“After he was counted out he got up and was fine. But he’s devastated. He said: ‘I’m just so gutted for the team because of the work they did’. I’m like: ‘Don’t worry about the team, you just fought pound for pound number one’.

“Everybody said to him – (promoter) Bob Arum, every fighter at ringside – ‘There’s no disgrace in that, mate’.

“You’re mandatory challenger, what else are you going to do? You get a shot at Lomachenko, you’ve got to take it. But he was just too good.

“The third round was a weird one because he was sitting on the ropes. I thought it was a poor stoppage because although he wasn’t particularly in the fight, it was a poor stoppage.

“Unfortunately in the fourth round Crolla knew he had to do something and go for it. When you do that against Lomachenko, you leave yourself wide open with gaps. Lomachenko was too good for Anthony.

“This shot came against the head, you can’t not take this opportunity. Losing to Lomachenko is never a disgrace.

“He can have zero regrets because he prepared the best he could, it’s just about levels. Who is going to beat Lomachenko?”

Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic champion, justified his overwhelming favourite status with a clinical 13th win of his professional career.

“I want Mikey Garcia. I want to unify titles. That’s my goal. I want historic fights,” Lomachenko said.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Buggy bear on 04-14-2019

Agree with everybodies comments , I'll just add this thirst for greed , leverage and power in boxing will ruin a lot of people's lives .

Comment by Mindgames on 04-14-2019

Amazing that Crolla was pit through thay, considering not long ago he was in a coma with a fractured skull after being attacked by thugs. He definitely did not look alright on that stool.

Comment by Bobby Deez on 04-13-2019

I guess if you say it enough people will start believing it.

Comment by Truth Serum on 04-13-2019

Mikeys gonna pull a Canelo and drop his belt... no need to get pummeled by Spence and then end your career with a Loma "No Mas" or Lights Out!

Comment by Corelone on 04-13-2019

That was one of the biggest mismatches of the year, 100 to 1 at the bell. Other than that and he got run over like a penny on the train track, it wasn't a disgrace.

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (7)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Teofimo Lopez: Gervonta Davis Has No Discipline; It's Catching Up To Him Saunders: If Canelo Fight's Not Meant To Happen For Me, Not Meant To Happen Daily Bread Mailbag: Atlas Ripping Ruiz, Wilder's Loss, Klitschko-Lewis Kal Yafai on Loss To Chocolatito, Rematch Clause, Moving Up WBC Prez: We All Have To Do Our Part To Prevent Coronavirus Spread Quentin Tarantino Breaks Down His Top 5 Boxing Movies Nelson Warns: Writing Joshua Off in Fury Fight is a Fatal Mistake! 50 Classic YouTube Boxing Clips Margarito Admits He Underestimated Pacquiao, Fight Should Have Been Stopped Parker Tabs Tyson Fury as "The Best Heavyweight of Our Era" David Benavidez Staying Active, Still Hopes For Hometown Defense Abner Mares Will Work With Manny Robles, Parts With Robert Garcia Longtime Cut Man, Trainer Nelson Cuevas Dies At 80 From Coronavirus Fury Donates Thousands of Electrolyte Drinks To Assist NHS in Coronavirus Battle WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Muhammad Ali Stops Liston in Five Munguia: Canelo is The Best Mexico Has, Why The Haters? Froch, Macklin Back Fury as Top Man at Heavyweight, Explain Why Oscar De La Hoya Donates 250K in The Fight Against Coronavirus Srisaket Sor Rungvisai: I'm Happy for Chocolatito, I Want Estrada WBSS Fantasy Tournament: Ali To Face Liston in Semi-Final, Frazier is Out Joet Gonzalez: I'm Going To Do Everything In My Power To Stay Active Trainer: No Matter What, Jose Ramirez Will Train Hard And Stay Ready Billy Joe Saunders: Reynoso, Canelo 'Do Good Meat Out There As Well' Whyte Would Like To Fight Joshua "Two or Three" More Times Boxing Without Boxing: Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Ring' Roy Jones Jr. Joins SparBar's Board of Athletic Directors Nicola Adams Has No Regrets Over Decision To Retire Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua Not Until February 2021, Says Warren Fanlong Far From Family, Dealing With Pandemic Instead Of Battling Beterbiev Antonio Margarito Reveals Why He Left Boxing in 2017 Jeff Horn Motivated To Keep Weight in Check, Focused on Tszyu Amir Khan Details His Decision To Offer Building To Help NHS in Coronavirus Battle Travis Kauffman Quarantined After Testing Positive For COVID-19 Frampton Urges People To Follow Social Distancing Guidelines Frank Warren on Decision To Push Dubois-Joyce To The Summer Vazquez vs. Marquez Trilogy To Air on Showtime, March 28th IOC's Boxing Task Force Fires Back at Claims They Caused Fighters To Catch Coronavirus WBSS Fantasy Tournament: George Foreman Drills David Haye in Five Scott Fitzgerald's Father On His Son's Battle To Overcome Substance Abuse Conor Benn Could See Avanesyan Getting To Josh Kelly in Late Rounds
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement