Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds and live stream details

Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell fight time, date, TV channel, undercard, schedule, venue, betting odds and live stream details

Published On Thursday, August 1, 2019By British Boxing News

All the details you need to watch the Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell world title fight

'Hi-Tech' meets 'Cool Hand' in the country's capital on the same day in history that Jack the Ripper's first victim was found just a few miles away in Whitechapel.

BBN have provided all the details viewers need to tune in and watch the Olympic gold medallists do battle:

 

Date

The bout takes place on Saturday, August 31

 

Venue

The home advantage goes to Luke in London's O2 Arena, situated along the Greenwich Peninsula

 

Rounds scheduled

12 three-minute rounds at lightweight

 

Titles

The vacant WBC, Loma's WBA 'Super' and WBO World lightweight titles are on the line

 

Ringwalks

UK fight fans can expect the pair to make their ringwalks any time after 10pm (GMT)

 

TV Coverage

Coverage will be live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US

 

Live Stream

You can watch online via the Sky Sports website here: https://www.skysports.com/watch

 

Social Media

Use the hashtag #LomaCampbell to join the conversation on social media

 

Undercard Highlights

Heavyweight Hughie Fury (23-2) makes a real statement of intent by taking on the fearsome Alexander Povetkin (34-2) over 12 rounds.

Croydon's Charlie Edwards (15-1) will defend his WBC world flyweight title to Andrew Selby's conqueror Julio Cesar Martinez (14-1).

British lightweight champion Joe Cordina (9-0) makes the first defence of his Lonsdale belt to unbeaten Welshman Gavin Gwynne (11-0).

 

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Press Conference Quotes

“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.”

“The best fighting the best, this is going to make one hell of a fight,” said Campbell. “I am in this sport to be the best 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.”

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Background

Pound-for-pound number one Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1 10 KOs) will face WBC mandatory challenger Luke Campbell in an intruiging matchup featuring two Olympic gold medallists.

Lomachenko, who went 396-1 as an amateur, won gold in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics and has won World titles at Featherweight, Super-Featherweight and Lightweight in the paid ranks within just 12 fights. He fought for a World title in his second pro bout and became world champion in his third outing, dominating Gary Russell Jr. over 12 rounds.

The 31-year-old Ukrainian’s punch power and supreme boxing ability have seen him rise to the top of the 135lbs division and he will step through the ropes as a pro for the first time on UK soil when he meets Campbell.

Yorkshire's Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs), 31, is ranked number one in the WBC and landed the mandatory slot for the World title when he exacted revenge over Frenchman Yvan Mendy at Wembley Stadium, London in September 2017. He was at his devastating best last time out as he stopped Mexico’s Adrian Young in five rounds in Philadelphia.

The London 2012 Olympic Gold medal star was superb in his first World title clash, being edged out via split decision against then-WBA and WBC Diamond king Jorge Linares in September 2017 in Los Angeles – with Campbell bravely pushing the Venezuelan close after losing his father in the build-up to the fight.

Campbell has a significant size advantage over the Ukrainian superstar and the southpaw vs southpaw stance could cause some awkward issues.

 

Ring Officials

Referee: Victor Loughlin, Scotland

Judges: Omar Mintun Sr, Mexico; Benoit Roussell, Canada; Jean Robert Laine, France

 

Predictions

Hear who boxing experts are picking to win HERE

 

Betting Odds

1/18 Vasyl Lomachenko
8/1 Luke Campbell
25/1 Draw

 

Running Order

Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell
12x3 WBC, WBA Super & WBO World lightweight contest

Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin
12x3 Heavyweight contest

Charlie Edwards vs Julio Cesar Martinez
12x3 WBC World flyweght title

Joe Cordina vs Gavin Gwynne
12x3 British lightweight title

Joshua Buatsi vs Ryan Ford
12x3 WBA International light-heavyweight title

James Tennyson vs Atif Shafiq
12x3 WBA International lightweight title

Savannah Marshall vs Daniele Bastieri
8x3 Super-middleweight contest

Martin J Ward vs Josue Bendana
8x3 Super-middleweight contest

Dalton Smith vs Daryl Pearce
6x3 Super-lightweight contest

Connor Coghill vs Dean Jones
4x3 Super-featherweight contest

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