Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) not only defended his WBA and WBO lightweight titles, but he also took the vacant WBC strap with a unanimous decision win over Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) in front of an appreciative crowd at The O2 Arena in London, England.
It was a hard-fought win for the Ukrainian, despite the lopsided scorecards. Campbell had good stretches of offense throughout the contest, but Lomachenko is just a cut above the rest, and showed why he’s considered the best boxer in the world. An 11th round knockdown was a culmination of great body work and precise punching from Loma, who also hurt Campbell in the 12th round and ended up getting taken down by Campbell... seriously!
Watch the highlights below:
Vasiliy Lomachenko's 11th-Round Knockdown (vs. Luke Campbell) pic.twitter.com/jbKJKpLlhO— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) August 31, 2019
Championship Mettle @VasylLomachenko took @luke11campbell's best shots in the 7th round, rallied to put Campbell on the canvas in the 11th, then got his hand raised - and a third belt. #LomaCampbell pic.twitter.com/M2Ju71Qez4— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) September 1, 2019
Round 11 - Body shot from Campbell. They are posturing for position. Campbell ties him up and they look confused when the ref doesn’t break them, so they just break on their own. Short left from Loma! He’s pressuring! Campbell with a left. Two rights and and a beautiful body shot and CAMPBELL IS DOWN! He’s back up quick and Loma is charging. Campbell holds. They separate and he lands to Lomas body. Loma stops chasing and drops his hands. Campbell fires back. 10-8 Lomachenko.