We’re just 12 days away from one of the most promising boxing fights in the lightweight division. On August 31 in London, the unified lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1) will be squaring up against Britain’s Luke Campbell (20-2) in a unification fight with the WBA “Super”, WBC and WBO titles being on the line.
Vasyl Lomachenko v Luke Campbell will take place in the UK on August 31st 🔥 pic.twitter.com/ER2GEy114M
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Both Loma and Campbell were well within the 14-day weight threshold as imposed by the World Boxing Council.
In fact, at 62.1 kilograms, the Ukrainian was actually closer to the official lightweight limit than the 5% overage he and Campbell are permitted two weeks ahead of fight night. Campbell tipped the scale at 64.2 kg, just within the 64.4 kg safety check limit, or 5% above the 61.2 kg contracted fight limit.
The final safety weight check will come this Friday, where they must be within 3% of the lightweight max or 63 kilos.