Lomachenko stops Crolla in 4th, defends lightweight belts

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Lomachenko stops Crolla in 4th, defends lightweight belts

Calling the night's action was Joe Tessitore on play-by-play, former two-division world titleholder Tim Bradley serving as an analyst, and former two-division titleholder and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward, who will also be serving as an analyst.

Vasyl Lomachenko admits he could be willing to make his United Kingdom debut against Luke Campbell following his knockout win over Anthony Crolla.

It was thunderous strike to the Manchester fighter's temple, immediately sending him slumping face first to the canvas as the referee waved off the bout inside the Staples Center. The knockout win allowed Lomachenko to retain his WBO and WBA lightweight titles.

"Lomachenko was too good for Anthony", he said.

And he is targeting "historic" fights, with WBC lightweight title holder Garcia in his sights.

Lomachenko then showed why it was a bad idea for Crolla (34-7-3), whose toughness wasn't enough.

Crolla looked like a deer in the headlights with no answer to Lomachenko's vastly superior skills and speed. Lomachenko initially thought the fight had been stopped.

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.

Although Crolla retreated and dodged Lomachenko's attacks from the opening minute onward, Lomachenko picked apart Crolla's defense with his peerless combination of athleticism and technique, working the body and head with equal aplomb.

'I want Mikey Garcia, (but) I want to unify titles, ' Lomachenko said. Losing to Lomachenko is never a disgrace.

"It will be very historical, a big fight".

CBS Sports was with you for every punch from the bout in Los Angeles with our updating scorecard and live updates below. The fight was Ramirez's debut at light heavyweight.

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