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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell report
Who won Lomachenko vs Campbell?
Vasyl Lomachenko beat Luke Campbell by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 31st August 2019 at O2 Arena in London.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Vasyl Lomachenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
This contest was for the undisputed lightweight championship of the world, with the WBA, WBC, WBO & The Ring belts on the line.
Also, on the undercard Charlie Edwards was victorious over Julio Cesar Martinez for the WBC World Flyweight championship, Joshua Buatsi beat Ryan Ford, Joe Cordina defeated Gavin Gwynne for the BBBOC British Lightweight title and Hughie Fury was defeated by Alexander Povetkin.
Lomachenko vs Campbell stats
Vasyl Lomachenko stepped into the ring with a record of 13 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Luke Campbell made his way to the ring with a record of 20 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws, with 16 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Campbell had a slight advantage in power over Lomachenko, with a 80% knock out percentage over Lomachenko's 77%.
Vasyl Lomachenko was the same age as Luke Campbell, at 35 years old.
Campbell had a height advantage of 3 inches over Lomachenko. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Both Vasyl Lomachenko & Luke Campbell fought out of a southpaw stance.
Lomachenko's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Campbell's, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2013, 2 months later than Campbell, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 39 more professional rounds, 188 to Campbell's 149.
Luke Campbell was ranked number 9 by the WBA, 1 by the WBC and 11 by the WBO in the 135lb division.
Lomachenko vs Campbell form
Lomachenko had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had won against Jamaine Ortiz on 29th October 2022 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Richard Commey on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Going into that contest, he had beat Masayoshi Nakatani on 26th June 2021 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Teofimo Lopez on 17th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, IBF World Lightweight and WBO World Lightweight championship fight at The Bubble, MGM Grand, Nevada.
He had defeated Luke Campbell on 31st August 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Lightweight, WBC World Lightweight, WBO World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Campbell had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Adrian Young on 15th March 2019 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Liacouras Center, Pennsylvania, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Yvan Mendy on 22nd September 2018 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Jorge Linares on 23rd September 2017 by split decision in their WBA World Lightweight and The Ring Lightweight championship fight at Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Before that, he had defeated Darleys Perez on 29th April 2017 by technical knockout in the 9th round at Wembley Stadium, London, United Kingdom.
He had beat Jairo Lopez on 25th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round at Ice Arena, Hull.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Vasyl Lomachenko had been fighting more than Luke Campbell.
Going to this contest, Vasyl Lomachenko had last fought 7 months and 7 days ago, while Luke Campbell's last outing had been 4 years, 2 months and 21 days ago.
Lomachenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 9 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 57 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 11.4 rounds on average.
Campbell's last 5 fights had come over a period of 6 years, 3 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 3 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 40 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8 rounds on average.
What time did Lomachenko vs Campbell start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 10:00 PM BST at O2 Arena, London, United Kingdom, which was 5:00 PM EST or 2:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Lomachenko vs Campbell?
The ESPN+ show is expected to begin at 1:00 PM EST / 10:00 AM PST. The Sky Box Office HD broadcast of the card is expected to start at 6:00 PM (BTS).
What were the odds on Lomachenko vs Campbell?
Vasyl Lomachenko was a 3/50 (-1700) favourite going into the contest, while Luke Campbell made his way into the ring at 33/4 (+830) with oddsmakers.
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