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Anthony Crolla: I have to make my size count against Lomachenko

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Anthony Crolla goes into the biggest fight of his life as the huge underdog, but believes he can win.

Vasiliy Lomachenko v Anthony Crolla - Media Workout Photo by Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images

Anthony Crolla is set for the biggest fight of his career, which comes tomorrow night against Vasiliy Lomachenko, live on ESPN+ from Los Angeles.

“I’ve got to try and make my size count,” Crolla said after Thursday’s weigh-in. “Height, reach, I’ve got a much longer reach. Winning this fight is going to be much more than being the bigger guy. I’ve got to be smart with it. I’ve got to use the size well.”

Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KO) was also asked about Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KO) not exactly being thrilled with this matchup. Lomachenko was initially slated to face IBF titleholder Richard Commey on this date, but Commey hurt his hand in February.

“I’m the best-prepared I’ve ever been in my life,” he said. “The timing’s perfect for me. Would Loma rather have another opponent in a super fight? Yeah, I’m sure he would.”

But Crolla added that he doesn’t expect that Lomachenko is going to be overlooking him, either. He finished up his interview by saying again that he truly believes he can win, despite the overwhelming odds against him.