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Lomachenko Says Camp For Crolla Was Harder Than For Campbell

According to Vasiliy Lomachenko, his training camp for the upcoming contest with Luke Campbell was actually easier than his previous bout with Anthony Crolla.

Back in April, Lomachenko demolished Crolla with a fourth round TKO to retain the WBA, WBO lightweight titles.

On Saturday night, Lomachenko faces fellow Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell - and the vacant WBC lightweight strap will also be at stake - at the O2 Arena in London.

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For Lomachenko, it's his second pro fight to take place outside of the United States, and he faces the challenger on home soil.

Lomachenko, a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, is a tremendous favorite to win the contest.

After sitting ringside last year in the UK, to watch close friend Oleksandr Usyk brutally blast Tony Bellew, the three division champion was inspired to fight on British soil. He won his second Olympic gold medal in London, at the 2012 games.

"I enjoyed [the training camp]. I am ready 100 percent. We trained hard. I love it. I love boxing and I love the hard preparation," Lomachenko told Sky Sports News. "This time it was not too hard. I do not know why but it was easier than my last fight against Crolla.

"I can't wait and I am excited. I want to try and feel the moment and the emotion from the fans. It's a big memory for me. It was my second Olympic Games, my second gold medal. I had the time to see the city of London and I liked it. I have a good memory.

"They understand and love boxing. I can't explain it. The people are special and they respect boxers and boxing. They understand boxing styles. My message is just [wait] for six more days, that's it."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by _Rexy_ on 08-27-2019

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;20015660]Sounds to me like his injury is not nagging him as much now. Could be any number of things really but that's just how I interpret it.[/QUOTE] That was the impression I got from the headline at least. Just…

Comment by deanrw on 08-27-2019

[QUOTE=Niko2445;20016475]Damn, I been a member since 2008 and only have 6 posts.[/QUOTE] You are up to 7 posts now. Slow down man you need to put yourself on timeout! Niko is the Gary Russell Jr. of Boxingscene :D

Comment by moltres. on 08-27-2019

[QUOTE=Niko2445;20016475]Damn, I been a member since 2008 and only have 6 posts.[/QUOTE] might be a record. quit browsing, get posting :) im not sure what loma means for easier or harder, he cantr explain in english. why would training for…

Comment by Niko2445 on 08-27-2019

Damn, I been a member since 2008 and only have 6 posts.

Comment by Niko2445 on 08-27-2019

I know I subscribed to ESPN+, yesterday.

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