EDDIE HEARN has confirmed Anthony Crolla will face the battle of his life in opposition to Vasyl Lomachenko on April 12.
The bout will happen in Los Angeles’ Staples Heart — for the WBA and WBO mild heavyweight world titles.
Crolla, 32, has put himself in place to problem for his outdated world title after struggling two back-to-back defeats in opposition to Jorge Linares in 2016 and 2017.
Lomachenko stepped up in weight to tackle Linares and managed to cease him within the 10th spherical to select up the WBA world light-weight title.
The Ukrainian, 31, took his first and solely skilled defeat in a controversial determination when he fought Orlando Salido in solely his second battle in 2009.
Salido didn’t make weight for the battle and got here within the a lot greater man, Salido additionally bought away with plenty of low blows that went unnoticed by the referee.
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Since then Lomachenko has gone on to put his name in the hat as one of boxing’s modern day pound-for-pound greats.
Crolla has picked himself back up since the Linares defeats and had two wins in 2018 against Edson Ramirez on the undercard for the Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker bout in Cardiff in March.
And Daud Yordan was defeated at Manchester Arena in November on the Oleksandr Usyk vs Tony Bellew undercard to give him a winning return to form.
Now, he faces the biggest test of his career to date and a win for Crolla leave him able to contemplate potential retirement a happy man with two world titles around his waist — and an epic, unlikely, victory to boot.