British fighter Luke Campbell and Ukraine's top boxer Vasyl Lomachenko had a fight for the WBC title in the lightweight world championship at the O2 Arena in London. This was reported by The Guardian.
The Ukrainian began the fight astonishingly: he avoided hitting the opponent in Round 1. Vasyl was working only with his body and legs. Trying to conduct an attack in the second round, Lomachenko finally found his distance. Taking into consideration Luke’s arm's length, it cost Vasyl several missed punches to get an opportunity to hit Campbell. But in the third round, the "relaxed" Ukrainian boxer managed to hit the head of the British. Going faster, Lomachenko began to attack more, but the enemy responded in time. Both boxers were trying to hit the opponent's liver. At the end of the Round 5, Lomachenko hit Luke’s jaw and tried to finish him off on the ropes, but Campbell recovered. The opponents had a few rounds with a slight advantage on the part of the Ukrainian.
The eleventh round became crucial as Vasyl Lomachenko knocked Luke Campbell down. After having some rest the British boxer was attacked again at the end of the fight. But in the final moments, Luke showed another side of himself. Realizing that he was tired, he attacked Lomachenko from the waist down.
However, after the final bell ring, the WBC belt was given to the Ukrainian sportsman with a score 119-108, 119-108, 118-109.
"He’s a special fighter," Campbell said after the fight. "I’m disappointed. Tonight was Lomachenko’s night but my time will come."