Photos: Mike Alvarado, Arnold Barboza – Ready For War

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This Friday live and exclusively on ESPN+ at 11 p.m. ET from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. The reigning WBA/WBO lightweight – and widely regarded pound-for-pound –champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko (12-1, 9 KOs), is set to defend his unified lightweight world title against mandatory challenger Anthony Crolla (34-6-3, 13 KOs).  The undercard bouts will also stream live on ESPN+ beginning at 8 p.m. ET.  All the evening’s fights will be available in Spanish on ESPN+. (photos by Ed Mulholland, Mikey Williams).

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Calling the action for ESPN will be Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), former two-division world titleholder Tim Bradley (analyst) and former pound-for-pound two-division world titleholder and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward (analyst).

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The on-location desk team will feature analysis from Mark Kriegel and Max Kellerman, and the ESPN+ Spanish coverage includes play-by-play from Jorge Eduardo Sánchez and former boxing champion Juan Manuel Márquez as analyst.”

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