The Ukrainian Vasyl Lomanchenko won gold at the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the featherweight division and the London 2012 Olympics in the lightweight division and nine of his last 10 fights, meanwhile the British Luke Campbell won gold at the 2012 Olympic Games in the bantamweight division as amateur and three fights in a row.
Lomachenko who is considered one of the best pound for pound fighters of the moment said: “This is a fight for history because my goal is to unify all of the belts in the lightweight division…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. ”
The O2 Arena in London, England will be the place where we´ll see the unified world lightweight titles fight (WBA ‘super’ WBC and WBO Lightweight Titles). Where Campbell assures, he can knock out anyone he hits and believes he’s biggest punchers in the lightweight division.
This will be the second time Lomachenko fights outside the U.S. as a professional where his goal is to unify all the belts in this division and where he cannot afford to overlook Campbell.
“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. ” Said Campbell, who made his professional debut in July 2013.
Both boxers can’t wait to put on a great show for everyone meanwhile some people think we’ll have the finest fighters on the planet heading to London, so we´ll have to stay tune on August 31.
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