Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell Lightweight Title Fight Boxing Preview
Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1) and Luke Campbell (20-2) are set to collide at the O2 Arena in London, England in a huge title fight. The winner of the contest will come away with the WBA (Super), WBO, The Ring and WBC lightweight titles on August 31. Nitrogen Sports Blog presents a Lomachenko vs Campbell fight preview below.
Breakdown of Lomachenko vs Campbell fight on August 31
Where: O2 Arena, London
When: Saturday, August 31, 2019
Line: Vasyl Lomachenko (-2000) vs. Luke Campbell (+1078)
Where to watch: ESPN+
Vasyl Lomachenko the favorite
No surprises here. Lomachenko is the heavy favorite to win this fight.
The Ukrainian is considered by many as the top pound-for-pound boxer in the world and it’s hard to argue against it. After all, he holds wins over the likes of Gary Russell Jr., Guillermo Rigondeaux, Jorge Linares and Jose Pedraza to name a few. He most recently knocked out the durable Anthony Crolla as well. Lomachenko looks unstoppable right now.
Lomachenko’s volume and footwork will be key as usual. His opponents struggle to land on him while he easily breaks down their defenses. Lomachenko has won 10 of his 13 victories via knockouts, thanks to his technical prowess and calculated attacks.
If “Hi-Tech” continues the way he’s been going, it’s hard to see him not getting another win later this month.
A Lomachenko vs Campbell preview wouldn’t be complete without a look at the underdog, who is aiming to pull off a shocker.
Should Luke Campbell be counted out?
Lomachenko is a former Olympian who won two gold medals in the event. Now, he’s about to face someone who’s also won an Olympic gold in the form of Campbell. Not that the fact that these two fighters have Olympic experience will have any impact on the fight, it’s still worth noting in this Lomachenko vs Campbell preview.
With Lomachenko being a two-time Olympic gold-medalist, it’s rare for him to face somewhat similar level opposition. Campbell, however, is a gold-medalist as well. Campbell has two losses since turning pro in 2013, both coming via split decisions. One of those was at the hands of Jorge Linares, the same boxer stopped by Lomachenko in 2018.
The British is a finisher with 16 of his 20 wins coming via knockout, while he also has the height and reach advantage over Lomachenko. He’ll also have the crowd behind him.
Campbell is certainly a talented boxer, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him win a couple of early rounds, especially given how Lomachenko likes to figure his opponents out.
That said, he hasn’t faced the level of opposition that Lomachenko has faced, let alone someone of Lomachenko’s quality himself. Losing via decision would be an impressive feat and that’s about the best Campbell is likely to get.
Now that you’re done reading this Lomachenko vs Campbell preview, it’s time to pick sides. Before that, check out our sports betting guide, especially if you’re just new to betting. Keep visiting Nitrogen Sports Blog for more combat sports previews that covers boxing and MMA.