The hype continues for Unified Lightweight Champ Vasiliy Lomachenko’s Saturday night title defense in London against England’s Luke Campbell. And on Wednesday morning, a video emerged online to excite the fight fans in the U.K. and those planning to watch on TV/online even more.
Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports wetted the appetite of “Loma” fans, with this preview montage’ in anticipation of his coming to the O2 Arena Saturday:
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) August 28, 2019
Lomachenko will be significantly favored to add the WBC lightweight title to his collection that the WBA, the WBO and lineal lightweight champion designation, currently. He takes on Britain’s Luke Campbell who’s the WBC’s number one challenger.
The Ukrainian is also a two-time gold medalist from Beijing in ’08 in the featherweight Division and 2012 in London in the lightweight division. And, he already has professional World Titles in both the Featherweight and Junior Lightweight divisions before popping up to lightweight in May of 2018.
That’s when he defeated Colombian Jorge Linares by 10th round TKO at Madison Square Garden to capture the WBA belt. Lomachenko has since defended it twice, including against England’s Anthony Crolla, whom he dispatched in four rounds in Los Angeles in April.
Campbell is also the former 2012 London Olympic gold medalist in the bantamweight division, and is 20 – 2 with 16 KOs to earn the number one ranked Lightweight designation by the WBC.
Lomachenko is regarded as one of, if not the, best “pound for pound” fighter in Boxing, currently. He will be a tremendous draw for Matchroom and the U.K. fight fans. And, obviously, there is the angle of the “home countryman,” Campbell, trying to upset him, as well.
The fight will be shown as part of Sky Sports’ Pay Per View package in the U.K. and Europe and will be televised in the U.S. via the ESPN+ monthly subscription app.