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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell result – LIVE: Loma adds WBC strap to WBA and WBO titles in classy performance at O2 Arena

Loma adds the WBC strap to his WBA and WBO titles after a 12 round unanimous decision victory

Jack Rathborn
The O2
Sunday 01 September 2019 00:39
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Vasyl Lomachenko shares video ahead of Luke Campbell fight

Luke Campbell challenged the sensational Vasyl Lomachenko for the world lightweight title at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.

It was Campbell's second chance at world honours, with the Hull man coming up short once again as the pound-for-pound King's class was simply too much in the end.

Lomachenko remains considered the number one fighter in the world by many but Campbell provided the Ukranian with arguably his toughest test to date in the lightweight division so far.

The undercard was packed with action, including Alexander Povetkin against Hughie Fury, with the Russian prevailing in a unanimous decision victory.

Recap on all the action below.

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What time is it?

The fight is tonight at London’s O2 Arena.

The ringwalks are expected around 10pm.

Where can I watch the fight?

You can watch the fight live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The fight will cost £19.95 to purchase.

Replays will air at 9am and 4pm on Sunday, September 1.

Who is fighting on the undercard?

Vasyl Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell (vacant WBC, WBA Super, WBO lightweight)

Charlie Edwards vs Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar (WBC world flyweight)

Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin (heavyweight)

Joe Cordina vs Gavin Gwynne (lightweight)

Joshua Buatsi vs Ryan Ford (light heavyweight)

James Tennyson vs Atif Shafiq (lightweight)

Savannah Marshall vs Daniele Bastieri (women's super-middleweight)

Martin Joseph Ward vs Josue Bendana (super featherweight)

Dalton Smith vs Daryl Pearce (super lightweight)

Connor Coghill vs Dean Jones (super featherweight)

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Welcome to the Independent's live coverage of Lomachenko vs Campbell. 

Can Campbell pull off a monumental upset? Or will Lomachenko dazzle and prove why he could well by the best fighter on the planet?

Stay tuned for updates on an action-packed undercard.

Jack Rathborn31 August 2019 17:56
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McGuigan on the test ahead for Campbell: 

“He couldn’t be in a better place,” McGuigan said. “It’s gonna always be hard to prepare for a guy as unique as Vasiliy Lomachenko. But I believe this is Lomachenko’s hardest fight. You know, we’re coming off the best form.

"He’s huge for the weight. He could move up to 140. He has that big of a frame. … He’s punching extremely hard and I believe he’s at the peak of his career right now, Luke is.

"He’s not the same guy he was when he boxed Jorge Linares. He’s improved. He’s learned from his losses. And I believe we’re gonna pose the biggest threat to Lomachenko come Saturday night."

Jack Rathborn31 August 2019 18:01
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Lomachenko enters tonight 13-1 with his last outing a one-sided knockout win over Anthony Crolla. 

Can Campbell put up more of a fight? 

Size is on the Hull man's side, but Lomachenko almost relishes that challenge and the greater target for his pin-point shots. 

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Tonight's odds: 

Lomachenko: 1/12 - knockout 4/9, points 12/5

Campbell: 8/1 - knockout 12/1, points 22/1

Draw: 25/1

Jack Rathborn31 August 2019 18:07
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Here is Savannah Marshall, she takes on Daniele Bastieri of Argentina. 

The Silent Assassin is 6-0 and will hope to take another step in her career here. 

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Marshall now on top after the second round, moving well, light on her feet. 

Bastieri also unbeaten and not deterred by the power. 

Marshall rolling her shoulders nicely, the left hook tagging the Argentine often. 

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Savannah Marshall stops Bastieri in the 5th round. 

Impressive enough from the Silent Assassin, who eventually landed cleaner and cleaner shots as the Argentine faded. 

She now moves to 7-0. 

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Eddie Hearn maintains Luke Campbell has what it takes to upset Vasyl Lomachenko. 

"All week it's been intense. I think Lomachenko means business, so does Luke Campbell. This is it," Hearn said. 

"The greatest fighter in the world today is here, in Britain. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity for British fight fans to see this, but it's not the Lomachenko show, we don't want to see him juggle balls.

"We want to see Luke Campbell knock him out tomorrow night and become a pound-for-pound star himself.

"Like I said, he's fighting the best fighter in the world, but he's here to win. He could have gone to America for this fight, could have made more money. He chose to take the fight in London, in the UK, because he believes he can win the fight."

Jack Rathborn31 August 2019 18:37
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Cordina vs Gwynne is underway! 

This one doesn't take long to heat up, Cordina wipping in the left hook, but Gwynne marching forward. 

Cordina mixing it up with the jab though, nicely done bringing it downstairs. 

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Bit more grappling as we enter the second. 

Gwynne again on the front foot, but taking a sharp jab often. 

Some vicious uppercuts being snuck in from Cordina now too, he's really warming up now. 

Jack Rathborn31 August 2019 18:50

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