The Friday night ESPN+ main event between WBO and WBA lightweight titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko and WBA mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla is set, as the two made weight today in Los Angeles.
The main card starts at 11 pm ET on ESPN+, with prelim bouts beginning at 8 pm ET, also on ESPN+.
Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KO) stepped on the scales first, and the fans he brought with him from Manchester chanted and sang, making plenty of noise for their fighter. Crolla came in just under the 135-pound limit, at 134.8.
Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO) got booed a bit by those same fans as he tipped the scales at 134.4.
The main card co-feature between Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez (39-0, 25 KO) and Tommy Karpency (29-6-1, 18 KO) is also official now, as both men weighed in at 174.6 pounds, below the 175-pound limit.
On the prelim portion of the show, we’ll see Arnold Barboza Jr (20-0, 7 KO) face veteran Mike Alvarado (40-4, 28 KO) in a junior welterweight fight, which may be serving as an informal eliminator for a shot at WBC titleholder Jose Ramirez. Barboza weighed in at the limit of 140, with Alvarado at 139.6. It’s the first time since 2013 that Alvarado has made 140 pounds.
There will also be a fight between welterweight prospect Alexander Besputin (12-0, 9 KO) and Alfredo Blanco (20-7, 11 KO). Besputin weighed in at 147, right at the limit, with Blanco at 146.4.