Live Blogs and Results

Lomachenko Makes it Look Easy Against Campbell

Matchroom Boxing

There’s a reason why Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) is rated as the best fighter in the world.

Each and every time he steps inside of the ring he makes it look easy.

For his bout against Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) there was reason for optimism that Lomachenko could and would be challenged this time around.

Campbell not only won a gold medal in the 2012 olympics but he also has been having a stellar career thus far.

That perceived optimism went right out the window as Lomachenko dominated from the very beginning.

Campbell came out wanting to establish the jab. It made sense, seeing how he had a six inch reach advantage. Lomachenko quickly showed Campbell that his perceived advantage was none at all.

The head of Campbell was snapped back on numerous occasions from the very beginning. Campbell wasn’t discouraged in the slightest as he kept coming forward and tried to impose his size and will. As Campbell quickly found out, it takes a lot more then that to bother Lomachenko.

The first few rounds were somewhat close. Campbell seemed to be slightly outworked but he fought hard. Like every other Lomachenko contest, his skill became too much as the match went on.

The offensive balance and defensive wizardry was on full display for Lomachenko. Leading up to this contest, Campbell explained that he used three sparring partners at one time to get ready for Lomachenko. It looked as though he should have used five.

Lomachenko turned a once competitive match into a one sided contest. His dominance was punctuated in the 11th when he scored a knockdown and had Campbell almost out of there. Lomachenko was just as dominant in the final round as he was almost able to close the show. Campbell showed tremendous heart in reaching the final bell.

The scorecards were all one sided as two judges scored it 119-108 and the final judge had it 118-109.

With a dominant victory over a credible challenger and three belts wrapped around his waist it seems like there’s no stopping his reign.

Comments
To Top