Anthony Crolla has no delusions about Friday’s matchup with Vasiliy Lomachenko: he’s the massive underdog, and a win over the lightweight titleholder would send shockwaves throughout the boxing world.
“I walk to that ring, nothing other than trying to pull off the biggest upset in boxing, and that’s exactly what I’ll be going out there trying to do. I can’t wait to have the opportunity to go and do that. I’ve prepared the best I possibly can to give myself the best chance of pulling this off. Without a doubt, a life-changing moment for me and the team around me.”
Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KO) isn’t being given much of a chance to even compete in this fight, let alone actually win. He’s listed around a +1600 underdog, with Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO) at -10000. That’s 10 thousand, not one thousand.
His longtime trainer Joe Gallagher says that Crolla will give it his all, but that’s not doubted by anyone. He’s a game guy, always, but it’s going to take something near a miracle for this upset to happen.