By David Martinez / dmboxing.com
Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1 / 10 by KO) added the vacant WBC title belt to his current WBA/WBO lightweight title belts, in defeating Luke Campbell (20-3 / 16 by KO) by a twelve round unanimous decision in an entertaining fight with 20,000 watching at the 02 Arena in London, England.
After a feel out first round, won by Campbell, Lomachenko would control every round thereafter, with some of those early rounds being close. Round five was defining for Lomachenko who won that round huge.
The British fighter Campbell certainly fought as well as he could and stunned Lomachenko in round seven, but the Ukranian fighter Lomachenko asserted himself and turned it around to finish the round strong.
In round eleven, Lomachenko dropped Campbell with a right hand to the body followed by a right to the head. Campbell beat the count but was shaky until the end of the round. Lomachenko finished the twelfth and final round in dominant fashion like a true champion does.
The judges’ scorecards were 119-108, 119-108, 118-109, and I concur with my scorecard being 119-108, eleven rounds to one for the champion, Vasiliy Lomachenko.