There are not a lot of experts who are picking Luke Campbell to pull off a shocker next Saturday night, but former world champion George Groves believes the Olympic gold medal winner is fully capable of getting the job done.
Earlier this year at Staples Center in Los Angeles, Anthony Crolla was dominated and wiped out by way of a brutal fourth round knockout at the hands of Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Shane McGuigan, trainer of Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell, believes that his fighter has all of the necessary tools to defeat pound-for-pound fighter Vasyl Lomachenko.
Luke Campbell has been ordered to face Vasyl Lomachenko for the vacant WBC lightweight title.
The expected news is now official, as the WBC have announced that Mikey Garcia has been designated lightweight champion emeritus, meaning he is no longer the recognized WBC lightweight titleholder, and that the 135-pound belt is vacant.
No one is surprised that Vasyl Lomachenko dominated and then stopped Anthony Crolla in three-plus rounds Friday at a packed Staples center. That’s what we’ve come to expect from the Ukrainian boxing wizard, who has overwhelmed almost all of his opponents.
Vasyl Lomachenko is actively looking for the chance to fight in the UK, according to his promoter Bob Arum.
An unlikely dispute broke out at the weigh-in for Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla on Thursday.
Anthony Crolla will look to significantly burnish his legacy on Friday night but the Manchester fighter is already satisfied with what he has achieved in the ring.
Vasyl Lomachenko is the current unified lightweight champion and one of the pound-for-pound best boxers in the world.