Vasyl Lomachenko Beats Luke Campbell To Defend Lightweight World Titles
Vasyl Lomachenko has successfully defended his WBA (super) and WBO lightweight worlds titles while claiming the vacant WBC belt against Luke Campbell.
The Ukrainian phenom beat Campbell by unanimous decision to move one step closer to becoming an undisputed lightweight world champion.
Scorecards: 119-108, 119-108, 118-109 to the winner... @VasylLomachenko :crown:- Matchroom Boxing (@MatchroomBoxing) August 31, 2019
Class in and out of the ring :clap:
Loma adds the WBC to his WBA, WBO & Ring Magazine belt collection #LomaCampbell pic.twitter.com/G8U9B7ccuB
Round 1 was tentative as both fighters felt each other out, feinting shots. Campbell found success with his attack to Lomachenko's body in round 2. The world champion hit back in round 3, landing a stiff jab which rocked Campbell's head back.
In round 4, Lomachenko let his hands fly, landing a body shot on Campbell. He then connected with a left-hook to his chin, badly staggering Campbell who was saved by the bell.
Lomachenko continued to pressure Campbell who remained in the competitive fight.
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In round 7, the challenger landed his best punch of the fight, momentarily staggering Lomachenko who, despite being rocked, finished strong.
They continued to exchange punches with Campbell continuing to attack Lomachenko's body.
Lomachenko fought tactically before dropping Campbell in the 11th round with a brutal body shot as he cruised through to a decision victory.
He now holds three of the four major world championships after his masterful performance in London. He only has the IBF world title left to win, which is currently held by Ghana fighter Richard Commey.
Lomachenko improves to 14-1 while Campbell (20-3) suffers his third professional defeat in his career.
RESULT: Lomachenko def. Campbell by unanimous decision (119-108, 119-108 & 118-109).