This Saturday, we have another week of daytime boxing as Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1; 10 KO) defends his stack of 135 lbs. Lightweight titles against Luke Campbell (20-2; 16 KO). Here are the latest odds on the fight, courtesy of OddsShark:
Vasiliy Lomachenko -1800
Luke Campbell +850
Those are wide odds, as tends to be the case when Loma fights. The Ukranian fighter is of course a two-time Olympic Gold medalist, a three division world champion, the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world on most lists, and just an all around phenom. He moved up to Lightweight in May 2018, and is 3-0 there, with wins over Jorge Linares, Jose Pedraza, and Anthony Crolla.
Campbell is a solid challenger. He’s an Olympic Gold medalist himself, and only Lomachenko and Richard Commey are generally rated above him at Lightweight. He’s a good technical fighter that provides an interesting challenge for Loma.
That said, Loma is Loma, and there’s just no one else like him right now. The odds are wide for a reason. I like Campbell, but don’t see him being the man to derail Lomachenko right now. Avoid bets on this one.
Also on the card is a good Heavyweight fight, as Hughie Fury looks to emulate some of cousin Tyson’s success as he takes on longtime top 10 Heavyweight Alexander Povetkin. Here are the odds on that one:
Hughie Fury +140
Alexander Povetkin -170
Finally, also this Saturday is the latest from Erislandy Lara, as he headlines a PBC card live on Fox where he’s the heavy favorite:
Erislandy Lara -5000
Ramon Alvarez +1400
Lomachenko vs. Campbell headlines the latest Top Rank on ESPN+ card, and airs live this Saturday, August 31, at 1:00 p.m. ET. We’ll have live coverage here at Bloody Elbow.