Former WBA champ Anthony Crolla is favourite to face pound for pound king Vasyl Lomachenko after IBF lightweight king Richard Commey if he pulls out of a proposed unification battle after suffering a hand injury.
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And the 32-year-old mandatory challenger for Lomachenko’s WBA 135lbs title would start a huge underdog if the fight is made but insists the Ukrainian superstar is not ‘unbeatable’.
A purse bid for the Lomachenko Vs Crolla fight has been put back a week. Speaking to Sky Sports, Crolla said: "I think a lot depends on news in the next day or two about Richard Commey.
"The unification has been agreed between Vasyl Lomachenko and Commey, but he hurt his knuckle in that fight.
"If that’s the case, then I think that me and Vasyl Lomachenko will fight first. I’m just waiting on news now, like everyone else.
Crolla added: "Listen, there’s no doubt he’s a special fighter, but he’s very unorthodox, so how do you study, how do you come up with a gameplan for a fighter like that?
"But like every other fighter, we’ll watch as many fights as possible. We’re lucky with Lomachenko, there’s so much footage on him. He does a lot of things very well, but we think we can do well to unsettle him, and cause a huge upset."