Vasily Lomachenko Vs Luke Campbell At O2 On August 31
Vasily Lomachenko will take on Luke Campbell in unification battle on the 31st of August at the O2 Arena in London.
Lomachenko will be putting his WBA and WBO World titles on the line and will stands a chance of unifying them with the vacant WBC lightweight world title, when he steps in the ring against 2012 Olympic gold medalist.
Lomachenko is regarded as one of the pound for pound best and owns the record of the fighter with the fewest fights among three division champions, doing it in just 12 fights.
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However, Campbell who is the less accomplished among the two is presented with an opportunity to stop Lomachenko’s meteoric rise.
“This is a fight for history because my goal is to unify all of the belts in the lightweight division,” Lomachenko said. “Luke Campbell is the next challenge for me on that journey. He is an excellent fighter who I remember well from the 2012 Olympics. He has a difficult style, and I cannot afford to overlook him.
“It is very special for me to fight in London. I visited last year, and the response from the people was overwhelming. They respect my fighting style and are passionate about boxing. I can’t wait to put on a great show for everyone.”
Luke Campbell believes he has what it takes to knock out Lomachenko, if everything goes according to his plan. He acknacknowle the fact that Loma is one of the best but believes he is up there with the best in the division
“The best fighting the best, this is going to make one hell of a fight. I am in this sport to be the best and I am in this sport to become a world champion. This is what I train and work so hard for, to become a world champion and fulfil my potential.
“He is ranked number one pound-for-pound on the planet so for me to fight a guy like that only encourages me more to be the best that I can be, and it is exactly the level that I want to be at. I’m well aware of how good he is and what he is capable of doing, but I’m also well aware of what I can do and what I’m going to do.
“I think that I can knock out anyone that I hit right, I believe that I am one of the biggest punchers in the lightweight division. This is going to be the toughest fight of my life and I’m preparing for it, physically and mentally. This is Luke Campbell’s year, it’s my time.”