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Video: Teofimo Lopez, Father React To Lomachenko's Talk

Video by Ryan Burton

Vasyl Lomachenko defended his WBA and WBO 135-pound belts with a violent fourth-round stoppage of Britain’s Crolla on Friday night, demonstrating his pound-for-pound excellence with another virtuosic display. (photos by Ed Mulholland, Mikey Williams).

Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) brutalized the mandatory challenger for his WBA belt throughout their brief fight, and the Ukrainian nearly ended it late in the third round when he knocked Crolla into the ropes.

Lomachenko started to celebrate by leaping on the ropes, but referee Jack Reiss allowed the fight to continue to the bell. Lomachenko shook it off and finished crisply after the break, ending it with a right hand that dropped Crolla face-first onto the canvas with an apparently broken nose.

Even when Lomachenko can’t get an ideal opponent, he still puts on a show — and the raucous crowd of 10,101 at Staples Center enjoyed it.

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While he waits for the promotional stars to align for a big-money showdown with Mikey Garcia, Lomachenko had hoped to take on Richard Commey in a three-belt unification fight in this matchup. Commey’s injured hand forced Lomachenko’s promoters to make this fight with Crolla, rather than surrender his WBA belt.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by trueblood on 04-18-2019

Now this kid is giving Lomo..Deals If he doen;t do this that.... Another Bully out of his weight class. BIG MOUTH FOR LITTLE FIGHTS

Comment by Catrin on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=daggum;19661956]lo que dices no me cuadra, recuerda lo de danny garcia cuando volvió a casa a puerto rico? el se puso en riduculo y todo el mundo se rio de el por ser un estafador que se trataba de aprovechar…

Comment by tatot on 04-16-2019

Lopez should fight Commey next and the winner gets Loma in September. Commey is unknown at this point but looks like the dude can crack on paper. Would be interesting how good Lopez’s chin is once he gets hit flush…

Comment by daggum on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=Catrin;19661933][B]Than he should treat the reporter doing a job with a little more respect![/B] [B]Not many roots when you are a latino who cant speak Spanish! [/B][B]Hopefully he gets better at it than he be able to advertise him [/B]self…

Comment by daggum on 04-16-2019

[QUOTE=BoxingIsGreat;19658083]Have you seen how GGG looked against Vanes? Terminator. That's how good fighters are supposed to look against complete cans. Nothing scary.[/QUOTE] but loma is scared of lopez because he ko'd magdaleno in 7 rounds even though flannagan did it…

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