Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Lomachenko Drops, Decisions a Game Campbell: Adds WBC Belt

image

By Keith Idec

It wasn’t as easy as his last fight against a British challenger, but Vasiliy Lomachenko eventually out-classed Luke Campbell on Saturday night.

The three-division champion dropped Campbell in the 11th round and easily won a unanimous decision in their 12-round lightweight title fight at a sold-out O2 Arena in London. All three judges – Jean Robert Laine (118-109), Omar Mintun (119-108) and Benoit Roussel (119-108) – scored their battle between southpaws for Ukraine’s Lomachenko by huge margins.

The 31-year-old Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) defended his WBA and WBO lightweight titles. He also won the WBC title, which Mikey Garcia gave up late in April, once he decided his next fight will take place above the lightweight limit of 135 pounds.

Campbell, also 31, was the mandatory challenger for WBC title. The WBC ordered Lomachenko and Campbell to fight for that vacant championship, rather than sanctioning a bout between the No. 1-ranked Campbell and the next highest-rated, available contender.

England’s Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs), a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, lost in his second attempt to win a lightweight title.

A game Campbell had his moments, particularly within the first seven rounds, before Lomachenko took control and hurt Campbell several times.

Campbell landed a low blow that caused a brief break just after the halfway point of the 12th round. Lomachenko hurt Campbell to the head and body once the action resumed.

Campbell kept Lomachenko from finishing him by picking up Lomachenko and throwing him to the canvas with just over 40 seconds to go in the fight.

A short left hand by Lomachenko clipped Campbell with about 1:35 remaining in the 11th round. About 30 seconds later, Lomachenko landed a left to Campbell’s body and a short right to Campbell’s head that sent Campbell to the canvas.

vasiliy-lomachenko (1)_4

Campbell took a few seconds to recover and answered Loughlin’s count in time. Lomachenko tried to finish him, but Campbell managed to survive until the bell sounded to end the 11th round.

A straight left hand by Lomachenko backed Campbell into the ropes and caused Campbell to hold with about 1:40 to go in the 10th round. Lomachenko knocked Campbell off balance with a stiff jab in the ninth round.

Campbell and Lomachenko traded body shots just before the halfway point of the eighth round. A straight left by Campbell connected with just under 40 seconds to go in the eighth.

A left uppercut by Campbell caught Lomchenko coming in during the final minute of the seventh round. Lomachenko tried to hold Campbell after absorbing that shot.

Lomachenko came back to land hard shots on Campbell in that seventh round, though, and regained control of the fight.

Campbell recovered from a rough final few seconds of the fifth round by steadying himself in the sixth. The challenger landed a right to the body toward the end of the sixth that got Lomachenko’s attention.

Lomachenko landed two straight left hands with just over a minute to go in the fifth round. Then Lomachenko buckled Campbell’s legs by landing a straight left hand with 13 seconds left in the fifth.

Lomachenko followed up with a left to the body and a right to the body, which made Campbell move backward, into the ropes. Campbell covered up as best he could and made it to the bell to end that fifth round.

Lomachenko’s crisp jab snapped back Campbell’s head 1:05 into the fourth round.

A straight left hand by Lomachenko snapped back Campbell’s head early in the third round. Lomachenko’s punches bloodied Campbell’s nose in the third round as well.

Campbell came back to catch Lomachenko with a left uppercut when there were about 35 seconds to go in the third round.

Lomachenko connected with several jabs during the second round. Lomachenko mostly kept Campbell on his back foot during the second round and landed a straight left hand just before the bell sounded to end it.

Both boxers were cautious for most of the first round. Campbell landed the best punch of the round when his straight left hit the side of Lomachenko’s head with 13 seconds to go in it.

Lomachenko shook his head to confirm Campbell hit him with a solid shot.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Ajvar on 09-03-2019

[QUOTE=Satir;20034131]Who remembers now that in Loma-Linares fight Loma's prefight weight was 137 and Linares weighted 152 pds, logically taller and rangier Campbell also rehydrates himself to around 150 or so, not only they have height and reach advantage but they…

Comment by Satir on 09-03-2019

Who remembers now that in Loma-Linares fight Loma's prefight weight was 137 and Linares weighted 152 pds, logically taller and rangier Campbell also rehydrates himself to around 150 or so, not only they have height and reach advantage but they…

Comment by QueensburyRules on 09-03-2019

- -Good to see all the moaning about Loma. Mo $$$!!!

Comment by Rusty Tromboni on 09-02-2019

Campbell is a TOUGH dude. What a warrior! Loma, of course, is the best we've ever seen.

Comment by _Rexy_ on 09-02-2019

[QUOTE=Main Source;20032718]Oh, look. Another loser basing his "knowledge" from Boxrec. Well, let's debate then and then you can sign out too. Juuko was a highly regarded fighter, probably just behind Mugabe in popularity and ranked highly at the time AND…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (938)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Turchi vs. Grisunins Tops Matchroom Italy Card on October 23, DAZN Frank Warren: Jose Ramirez Must Face Catterall or Vacate Title! Ronnie Shields: Jermall Will Fight Canelo At 168, 175, Wherever He Wants Lomachenko: Lopez Talks Too Much - If You Insult Me, Prepare For Pain Chisora: Tyson Fury Has Promised Me A Third Fight; He Owes It To Me Joshua Buatsi Expects Tough Clash With Marko Calic Chantelle Cameron Could See a War in Araujo WBC Title Clash Pacquiao: I'd Only Fight McGregor If I'm Co-Promoter of The Event Gamboa's Manager: Fight With Devin Haney Will Not Disappoint Bryan Polaco, Omar Rosario Grace Undercard Of October 2 Boxeo Telemundo Show Boxing's Competitive Health Merits Celebration Andy Ruiz Says Ring Return Pushed To 2021, Training With Reynoso Davis vs. Santa Cruz Moves To Oct. 31 In San Antonio With Fans In Attendance Usyk's Handlers Believe Joshua Will Vacate WBO Belt To Fight Fury Charles Conwell Hopes To Fight For a World Title By The End of Next Year Ohara Davies Edges Tyrone McKenna in Golden Contract Final Arum: Fury-Wilder III No Longer Scheduled For 12/19; Could Occur Earlier Devin Haney-Yuriorkis Gamboa: Announcement Imminent For 11/7 Fight Hearn: Joshua Will Go To Great Lengths To Make Fury Fight Happen Daniel Jacobs, Gabe Rosado Reach Agreement To Fight November 27 David Navarro, 2020 U.S. Olympic Alternate Signs With Split T's Tim VanNewhouse Jose Zepeda: I Want To Make It Clear That I Am Ready For Anybody Teixeira: If WBO Authorizes, I Will Be Happy To End Charlo's Career And Then Fight Castano Mikey Garcia: Manny Pacquiao Fighting Me Next 100%, Not Conor McGregor Ohara Davies: I'm Ready To Shut Everyone Up; I'm A Lot Better Than Fans Think Kane Baker Feels Mentally Ready For a Good "Tear Up" With Aqib Fiaz Linus Udofia: I Want To Show John Harding is Not On My Level Joshua: Fury Went Pro in 2008, Never Thought I Would Catch Up To Him News: Petros Ananyan, Atid Oberlton, Joe Ham, More Manny Pacquiao Ring Return Will Likely Require Some Fans in Venue Ivan Baranchyk: To Be The Best at 140 - That's My Motivation Cazares: I'll Knock Canelo's Freckles Off, Reynoso Can Pick Them Up! Canelo Alvarez Refiles Breach of Contract Suit Against DAZN, Golden Boy, De La Hoya Casimero Wants Inoue But Now Has Other Options, Says Gibbons Angel and Chavez Barrientes Discuss Upcoming PBC Bouts Edgar Berlanga's Promoter Hopes Bellows Will Last a Few Rounds Mikaela Mayer vs. Ewa Brodnicka Added To Inoue-Moloney Card Jose Pedraza Ring Return Targeted For First Quarter of 2021 Hearn Explains Why Povetkin-Whyte Rematch is More About Mental Than Physical Tyrone McKenna Explains The Downfall Of Ohara Davies
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement