Lomachenko vs Crolla: Glove row rages at weigh-in ahead of Staples Center WBA and WBO title clash
Watch Lomachenko against Crolla in Los Angeles from 3am this Saturday on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action
By Peter Gilbert
Last Updated: 12/04/19 1:24pm
Anthony Crolla's weigh-in for his showdown with three-weight great Vasyl Lomachenko was overshadowed by a glove row.
Crolla challenges the Ukrainian for his WBA and WBO lightweight belts at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in the early hours of Saturday, live on Sky Sports.
Both fighters had no problem making the 135lbs lightweight limit, with Lomachenko tipping the scales at 134.4lb, and Crolla slightly heavier at 134.8lbs.
However, away from the scales Crolla's trainer, Joe Gallagher, took issue with the gloves provided for the fight.
"Joe Gallagher felt that Lomachenko's gloves were very light, so he wants them weighed," promoter Eddie Hearn explained to Sky Sports.
"They didn't have a set of scales here to weigh the gloves, Joe Gallagher brought his own set of scales, which they didn't want to particularly use.
"They said they will weigh them later and Joe wants to see them being weighed. He's well within his rights, in my opinion to see that. They are a new brand of glove, so they are not something that we're particularly use to.
"Sometimes it's just a little bit of mind games from camps just to make sure people are a little bit unsettled. Joe's very good at that, but I think he has a point on this occasion and the commission here are outstanding, so we don't see any problems."
Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (39-0, 25 KO) and Tommy Karpency (29-6-1, 18 KO) both weighed in at 174.6lbs ahead of their light-heavyweight clash on the undercard.
Vasyl Lomachenko defends the WBA and WBO lightweight titles against Anthony Crolla on Saturday morning from 3am, live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action.