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Lomachenko focused on Campbell

22nd July 2019, 16:44 by Tom Hill

Ukraine's Vasiliy Lomachenko has claimed he cannot afford to overlook Luke Campbell as they prepare to face each other next month.

The lightweight will defend his WBA and WBO titles when he fights at The O2 in London, while the vacant WBC strap will also be on the line.

Lomachenko will go into the fight as a heavy favourite, with the 31-year-old already winning world titles at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight.

He stopped Anthony Crolla in four rounds in April, but Campbell will pose a totally different threat. The Hull fighter is two inches taller and has a five-and-a-half-inch longer reach than Lomachenko.

With that in mind, 'Hi-Tech' says he cannot afford to look past Campbell.

He told Sky Sports: "Maybe because he is tall, he has big reach and he is a smart boxer and he has a high boxing IQ because he has a very big amateur experience, maybe for me it will be a big challenge.

"I'm happy to be in London again, I don't want to talk much, see you on August 31."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Tom Hill offers a strong insight into football and rugby league, whilst also having a good knowledge of several other sports including boxing, horse racing and American Football.

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