Lomachenko had to stand against Richard Commey, the IBF title holder, but he got injured in the title fight and thus cannot go toe-to-toe with the Ukrainian.
The contract for the fight between Lomachenko and Crolla has not been signed yet, but promoters Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn reached the principal agreement.
Anthony Crolla has 45 fights behind him on the professional ring; 34 of those are victories (13 KO's). He is also the ex-holder of the WBA belt in the lightweight division, which he lost to Jorge Linares. Crolla also lost his revenge against the Venezuelan. However, after winning the next three fights, he became the necessary candidate for the title fight with Ukraine's renowned world champion Lomachenko.