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(Photo courtesy of Mikey Williams/ Top Rank)

Multiple sources confirm, Vasyl Lomachenko (13-1 10 KO’s) will make a long

awaited journey across the Atlantic and make his London debut as a pro on

August 31 st . He’ll defend his WBO & WBA Championship Belts vs fellow Gold

Medalist and UK native, Luke Campbell (20-2 15 KO’s). The vacant WBC title will

also be at stake, so whoever wins will exit with three belts around their waist! The

bout will be carried by an ESPN platform in the U.S. and on SKY SPORTS PPV in the


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“It’s a done deal.” said Campbells promoter Eddie Hearn to

“We just finalized terms and I’m going to meet with Luke Campbell {on Monday} to

present him with the final contract.”

(Photo courtesy of Mikey Williams/ Top Rank)

The 2012 London Olympic Gold Medalist, Luke Campbell, was due for a shot at

the WBC belt held by Mikey Garcia. With his recent departure to welterweight,

Mikey vacated thus ruining those plans. Campbell currently sits at #1 in the WBC

rankings. It was a pick-your-poison kind of deal for Team Campbell having to fight

generational talents like Mikey Garcia or “Hi-Tech”.

Speaking of “Hi-Tech”, with a win Lomachenko inches closer to unifying the 135 lb

division. The last man to unify three titles in the Lightweight Division was the

great Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker. He held the WBA, WBC and IBF title before

moving up a division. Should Lomachenko prove victorious, a fight for all the

major belts could be very easily at play without falling victim to boxing's never

ending politics. The only belt remaining would be Richard Commey's IBF title.

The champion from Ghana was in action last week and defended his strap, stopping Ray Beltran in eight. Seeing as how both fighters are promoted by Top Rank and seemingly

eager to test their mettle with the elite, a Lomachenko vs Commey fight can

realistically happen by years end. Stay tuned!

A slew of Matchroom Boxing Promoted prospects will be chomping at the bit for an

opportunity to showcase their skills on the undercard as well. Guys like Josh

Buasti, Josh Kelly and Joe Cordina should bug Matchroom CEO, Eddie Hearn day

and night for a chance at this kind of exposure alongside stablemate Luke


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  • Manuel “Hopper” Dominguez

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