Lomachenko wows in convincing win over Crolla

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Reigning WBA/WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) destroyed WBA mandatory challenger Anthony "Million Dolla" Crolla (34-7-3, 13 KOs) in four one-sided rounds on Friday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

In what was roundly dubbed as 'Mission Impossible ' for Crolla began in ominous fashion as the slick-footed Lomachenko found his rhythm early on.

32-year-old Crolla said after the bout that his career is nearly over, while for Lomachenko, it remains to be seen just how high this star can fly.

Lomachenko continued to solidify his claim as the pound-for-pound best in the sport in a short career that has already saw him tie or set boxing records for the fewest fights to win a world title and the fewest to win titles in two and three divisions.

He's likely to face IBF lightweight champion Richard Commey, but that isn't expected to end any differently than the Crolla fight on Friday did.

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Lomachenko simply out-classed Crolla in the first few rounds, before turning up the heat in the third, where he actually almost finished the fight.

"I thought it will be very hard for me, because his style is always in defense", said Lomachenko, still smiling despite a cut near his left eye from a fourth-round head butt.

He dropped Crolla late in the third and the bell saved the Brit.

Calling for an eventual showdown with his fellow star Mikey Garcia, fans of Loma will know that the bigger tests are still to come but for what it's worth, it was another polished display from the Ukranian. But he's devastated. He said: "I'm just so gutted for the team because of the work they did". "I stay at 135 as long as it's possible, and I want to unify all titles". This punch was the last one.

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