Watch Lomachenko vs. Crolla in Los Angeles this Saturday at 3pm at the Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action
By Peter Gilbert
Last updated: 11/04/19 23:09
Anthony Crolla's cradle for his showdown with the three-important Vasyl Lomachenko was overshadowed by a series of gloves.
Crolla calls the Ukrainian live for his WBA and WBO light-weight belts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles early in the morning Sky sports.
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Both fighters had no problem reaching the 135-pound light limit, with Lomachenko tipping the scales at 134.4 pounds and Crolla a bit heavier at 134.8 pounds.
Off the scales, Joe Gallagher, Crolla coach, picked up the gloves earmarked for the fight.
"Joe Gallagher felt that Lomachenko's gloves were light, so he wants to weigh them," promoter Eddie Hearn said Sky sports.
"They had no scales here to weigh the gloves, Joe Gallagher brought his own scales that they did not want to use.
"They said they would weigh them later, and Joe wants them to be weighed, I think he's good at seeing that, they're a new brand of gloves, so they're not something we like to use.
"Sometimes it's just a bit of mind games from camps just to make sure people are a bit unsure Joe is very good at it, but I think he has a point on that occasion and the commission here is excellent. "
Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (39-0, 25 KO) and Tommy Karpency (29-6-1, 18 KO) both weighed 174.6 pounds over their light heavyweight on the sub-map.