Vasyl Lomachenko, a 31 year old lightweight champion from Ukraine, has recently made international headlines stating he would like to retire in his forties. Unlike notorious lightweight champion, Manny Pacquiao who remains in the ring and still reigns in millions, Lomachenko wants to enjoy a life filled with fishing and hunting.

The Ukraine world champion told the media that he wants a big event to make his career and retire at the ripe age of 40. The 31 year old is a two time Olympic champion and holds the WBA (World’s Boxing Association) title alongside the much coveted WBO (World Boxing Organization) title. The young athlete is hoping to add to his collection by achieving the WBC (World Boxing Council) belt when he goes up against Luke Campbell in London.

There seem to be mixed emotions about the fighter telling the media of his plans to retire when he hits 40, whether or not he actually will remain to be seen, but with the upcoming fight and his last comment to the public regarding his retirement, there has been more attention on this fight than ever before. With the date fast approaching, we have to take a look at what we know about the fight so far.

About the Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell Fight

One of the most anticipated fights, held in London on the 31st of August, is said to be one of the most ‘formidable’ for Campbell given Lomachenko’s fighting history and being recognized as the world’s best pound for pound fighter. Some have even said Luke Campbell is brave in taking the challenge and as imagined, the match is highly anticipated. Tickets can be booked and the game is being live streamed. Even will be in on the action.

Held at the O2 Arena in London, there are several undercards:

  • Charlie Edwards vs. Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar
  • Hughie Fury vs. Alexander Povetkin
  • Joe Cordina vs. Gavin Gwynne
  • Joshua Buatsi vs. Ryan Ford
  • James Tennyson vs. Atif Shafiq
  • Savannah Marshall vs. TBA
  • Martin Joseph Ward vs. TBA
  • Dalton Smith vs. Daryl Pearce
  • Connor Coghill vs. Dean Jones

Despite many who are in favour of the Ukraine champion, Vasyl Lomachenko has admitted that the fight will hold some challenge. Lomachenko complimented Campbell by stating to the media that the boxer has a big reach, his height works in his favour and he is a ‘smart’ boxer. The Ukrainian went on to say that the opposition has lots of experience as an amateur boxer and that it would indeed be a big challenge. Furthermore, Lomachenko stated that he has never viewed himself as unbeatable, that he trains hard and simply believes in himself and winning when he steps into the ring.

The obvious respect the two boxers have for one another has made this fight entirely unique and many are wondering who they would vouch for when two of the strongest boxers face one another in the ring.

About Luke Campbell

Measuring up to Vasyl Lomachenko’s young age, Campbell is 31 years old and from Britain. The young fighter has also had a successful career thus far. He held the WBC Silver and Commonwealth lightweight titles from 2016 to 2017. The boxer has 22 fights under his belt with a bright future in the lightweight division.

The Olympian winner Campbell has expressed his own surety of his win telling the media he can hold his own. Despite many supporters feeling Campbell doesn’t stand a chance as beating the reputable Lomachenko, Campbell went on to say that after this fight people will be asking other fighters why they would be taking him on. He went on to say he wanted to be the best he can and although this may seem challenging, he has always believed in himself and never taken the easy route.

Young Campbell also stated that he and Lomachenko are two of the best in their division and the fight would be an exciting one. Luke Campbell is using this fight as an opportunity to show everyone just how good he is.

Winning the Vasyl Lomachenko fight on the 31st of August would add immense success to his title and pave the way for many more opportunities.

In conclusion, the outstanding boxer has already had such great success in his career. After winning the Olympic gold in 2008 and achieving featherweight championship, he proceeded to move up and obtain the lightweight championship in 2012. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Lomachenko is said to have only lost one of his 396 bouts in his entire career. With 8 years to go before he retires, many are wondering if this upcoming fight will be yet another win for the esteemed boxer, or if it will be an incredible win for British Luke Campbell.

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