The reigning WBA/WBO lightweight – and widely regarded pound-for-pound –champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs) held a media workout ahead of his ring return Friday night.
Lomacheno will defend his unified lightweight world title against mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs) this Friday live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 11 p.m. ET from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
The undercard bouts will also stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET. All the evening’s fights will be available in Spanish on ESPN+. (photos by Ed Mulholland).
Calling the action for ESPN will be Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), former two-division world titleholder Tim Bradley (analyst) and former pound-for-pound two-division world titleholder and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (analyst).
The on-location desk team will feature analysis from Mark Kriegel and Max Kellerman, and the ESPN+ Spanish coverage includes play-by-play from Jorge Eduardo Sánchez and former boxing champion Juan Manuel Márquez as analyst.”