WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko continues to impress after an utterly dominant performance against British boxer Anthony Crolla.
The Ukrainian delivered a devastating knock-out in the fourth round at the Staples Center in Los Angeles to continue his remarkable legacy as the pound-for-pound star of the sport.
The bout could have been finished a round earlier than it was after Lomachenko's vicious onslaught prompted referee Jack Reiss to step in. Security entered the ring but the referee administered a count instead and Crolla survived the third.
— World of MMA (@CM_fights) April 13, 2019
The writing was on the wall and within minutes Lomachenko wrote his final line with a pinpoint right hook.
LOMA WINS! Lomachenko stops Anthony Crolla in the 4th round! pic.twitter.com/4NPGTMt8oi
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) April 13, 2019
32-year-old Crolla said after the bout that his career is almost over, while for Lomachenko, it remains to be seen just how high this star can fly.