After the official announcement of the championship fight in lightweight division between the Ukrainian Vasyl Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) and Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs), the bookmakers began to take bets on this fight.
British lightweight Anthony Crolla believes that he can defeat WBA and WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko and take his titles: “I believe I can win the world title again, and that’s what I’m fighting for. This is the biggest fight that can be arranged for me. I deserved it, I got this chance for a reason. Since I lost my title in a fight with Jorge Linares, I came back and got three solid victories.
The heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Jarrell Miller met in New York at the first press conference before their title heavyweight bout on June 1.
The famous British promoter Eddie Hearn, representing the interests of Anthony Crolla, officially announced that his fighter will meet the WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko. The meeting will take place on April 12 at the Staples Center arena in Los Angeles.
Jarrell Miller has accused the heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua of using illegal drugs while gaining weight. This was reported by the British tabloid The Sun. The American indicted Joshua during a joint press conference in New York on February 19. A spokesman for Joshua said that Miller’s accusations are false.
British heavyweight Tyson Fury has signed a contract with the ESPN television channel and the promotional company Top Rank. The contract is for the next five fights of Fury, which will now be broadcasted in the United States on ESPN. The right to show Tyson fights in the UK will remain to BT Sport. The promoter of the boxer will continue to be Frank Warren, but now his co-promoter will be Bob Arum, head of Top Rank. In total, for the five fights, the former champion will earn just over 103 million dollars.
A rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former champion Tyson Fury, scheduled for May 18, will not take place, The Sun reports.
Per the California State Athletic Commission, Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) earned one million dollars for his fight at a boxing Saturday night in Los Angeles. The Mexican defeated Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) and defended his WBA featherweight title.
Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) scored a unanimous decision win over Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) in the main event of the evening in Los Angeles and defended his WBA featherweight title. After twelve rounds, all three judges counted it 119-109.
The live broadcast of the boxing event from Los Angeles, in the main event of which WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (35-1-1, 19 KOs) will defend his title against Rafael Rivera (26-2-2, 17 KOs). In the US, the fight will be broadcasted on FOX TV channel.