Vasyl Lomachenko (14-1) defeated Luke Campbell (20-3) yesterday in their highly expected showdown in London.
After a hard fought12 rounds, the judges awarded The Ukrainian the win via UD (119-108, 119-108 and 118-109), unifying another belt to his collection. Loma is now WBA “Super”, WBO and WBC lightweight world champion, as he’s one belt away from becoming the undisputed champion of his division.
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Campbell and Loma showcased great skills and sharp minds right from the get-go, as they were both looking for mistakes in the beginning. The taller Brit was mostly fighting on his back foot, but he was able to keep Loma away thanks to his reach advantage.
But soon the champ started to get his flow and his jab got busier with every round. Once again, Loma’s feet work and his fatigue did the separation, as the double Olympic champion was non-stop moving and throwing body shots from all kind of angles. Campbell tried to switch the gears, but it seemed that he wasn’t able to do so because “Hi-Tech” was going up and under all the time, landing nice body shots and evading any kind of troubles that the challenger was presenting.
Round 11 – Lomachenko is looking to seal victory in style and a searing punch to the ribs troubles Campbell.
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Campbell was knocked down in the 11th round after a fury of hooks and straights, but he managed to beat the count and got up. The same thing was about to happen in the final round, but Campbell was in pure survival mode and locked Loma’s leg and pushed him instead of him going to the canvas for a second time.
Now “The Matrix” is waiting for the winner between IBF champion Richard Commey and the mandatory challenger Teofimo Lopez, as he will face the winner of that fight somewhere in April of 2020.