Lomachenko vs Campbell: 'Timing is everything’, Luke Campbell warns Vasiliy Lomachenko

Luke Campbell: Off Limits available On Demand now – world title challenger in-depth on Olympics ups-and-down, dealing with personal loss, and fighting the world’s best

Vasyl Lomachenko and Luke Campbell, Press Conference ahead of their World title fight at the O2 Arena, London on 31st August 2019..22nd July 2019..Picture By Mark Robinson..
Image: Campbell challenges Lomachenko

Luke Campbell believes his second world title shot, against Vasiliy Lomachenko, is arriving at a more opportune moment than the first.

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Campbell was denied by a split decision against Jorge Linares two years ago in his first world title fight but will now have home advantage to challenge Lomachenko on August 31, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

Luke Campbell, Jorge Linares
Image: Luke Campbell came up short against Jorge Linares

The challenger to the WBA, WBC and WBO lightweight titles said on Luke Campbell: Off Limits, available On Demand now: "I'd seen Linares fight in the UK then, all of a sudden, I have to fight the champion in his back yard, in LA, at a time when he's in his prime.

"At a time when he's in the top 10 pound-for-pound list, but I had to go and fight on his show in his back garden. He had fought three times in the UK but I had to go to him."

Linares stopped Kevin Mitchell then twice won unanimous decisions against Anthony Crolla in the UK, but his fight with Campbell was far closer.

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Lomachenko trains in a kayak!
They all get beat in the end, don't they? Sooner or later. I believe I will beat him.
Campbell on Lomachenko

Campbell believes that experience, which included losing his father shortly before the fight then uprooting his training camp to avoid a hurricane in Miami, has set him in good stead.

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He said about Lomachenko: "I'm fighting the elite of the elite.

"They all get beat in the end, don't they? Sooner or later. I believe I will beat him.

"I'm confident in the 19 years that I've put into this sport, always being disciplined.

"Timing is everything."

Luke Campbell: Off Limits available On Demand now - world title challenger in-depth on Olympics ups-and-down, dealing with personal loss, and fighting the world's best.

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