Anthony Crolla says his career is ‘nearly’ over following KO defeat to Vasyl Lomachenko; reveals injury to Loma


Anthony Crolla says his career is ‘nearly’ over following KO defeat to Vasyl Lomachenko; reveals injury to Loma

Anthony Crolla has admitted his time in boxing is nearly up following defeat to Vasyl Lomachenko on Friday night.

The 32-year-old was knocked out in the fourth round by the pound-for-pound star in what was a comprehensive performance.

Anthony Crolla was outclassed by Vasyl Lomachenko

Speaking in immediate reaction, Crolla exclusively told talkSPORT’s Dom McGuinness: “My pride’s very hurt.

“A lot of people put a lot of time in for me for this camp and I didn’t go out there and- I don’t know.

“I lost to a very good fighter and got hit with a shot. It’s a bit hard to take, but he’s very, very good.

“I felt better than ever, that’s pretty hard to take now because I felt in the shape of my life.

Lomachenko put Crolla away in the fourth round

“Like I said, there’s a lot of people who put a lot of effort in with me to get the fight.

“A lot of people came over to support us and I wanted to do them proud. I’m not sure I did tonight.

“But yeah, it’s something I’ll look back on in years and probably be very happy – bringing some over to LA and fighting one of the best fighters on the planet.”