- Lomachenko vs Campbell goes Saturday, August 31st at 3:00 pm EST
- Can Lomacheko move one step closer to unifying the belts at lightweight?
- Will Campbell shock the world and take out the number one pound for pound boxer in the world today?
Lomachenko vs Campbell emanates from the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom. The prizefight is the main event and the card is a co-feature between Matchroom Boxing and Top Rank. Number one ranked lightweight/pound for pound wunderkind Vasyl Lomacheko defends his belts against number five ranked lightweight, per BoxRec, Luke Campbell.
It’s one of five championship bouts on this stacked night of the sweet science. Sky Sports Box Office and ESPN+ will broadcast all the proceedings. Check out the fight odds and my bout breakdown below.
Lomachenko vs Campbell Odds
*Odds taken 08/28/19
For as much justified hype as Lomachenko has, Campbell is definitely a viable challenge to the crown. That being said, I’ve got Loma all day in this fight.
Lomachenko Collects Another Belt
The lone blemish on Loma’s record is even understandable as he tried the unfathomable feat of winning a world title in his second pro fight. This ended up being a split decision loss to Orlando Salido who has over 50 fights to his credit.
Loma has obviously rebounded since and now a lot of hardware is up for grabs during Lomachenko vs Campbell. The WBC, WBA, and WBO lightweight belts are on the line. The WBC belt is vacant but Loma is bringing in the other belts. Lomachenko is also looking towards the IBF title to achieve his ultimate goal of unifying the division.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) August 26, 2019
Every fight Lomachenko has going forward is intriguing because they’re all legacy minded fights. Loma isn’t looking to box into his 40’s and has hundreds of bouts to his credit (just short of 400 amateur fights). Lomachenko has a decorated amateur career with two Olympic gold medals to bolster his resume in addition to a lengthy professional resume.
Campbell has a strong resume with various commonwealth, international, silver championships, and is also an Olympic gold medalist. Lomachenko just has a stronger strength of schedule and there’s more proof of how he functions in high stakes prizefights.
Campbell has an impressive 73 percent knockout rate but hitting Lomachenko is one of the more difficult tasks in modern boxing. The dizzying footwork is altogether unique to Loma and countless opponents have been broken mentally as they seem to perpetually whiff their punches at the air all while getting tagged.
Lomachenko vs Campbell Tale of the Tape
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As far as the end result, I can either see a unanimous decision or a stoppage in the later rounds. Campbell has ever been finished as a pro but he’s also entering the matrix. I’m leaning towards Lomacheno scoring a (T)KO inside of ten rounds.
Pick: Lomachenko (-2000)