Campbell Confident He Will Beat Loma
Luke Campbell feels he doesn’t have to rely on anything outside of what he already does when he takes on WBA/WBO Lightweight Champion Vasyl Lomachenko on Aug. 31.
The title clash will also be for the vacant WBC championship.
Campbell explains that he fights in such an awkward, even dull, style that Lomachenko will struggle against him. And in fact, Campbell says while some may consider his fights to be boring in nature, he’s fully embraced it.
“I can beat him now by being me. By being tall, awkward, strong, fast and skillful,” Campbell said. “I have been in the gym constantly — even when I haven’t had a fight. I am so boring, it is unreal.
“My brother was the best man at my wedding and his speech started with him telling guests that he had no embarrassing stories to tell because I am so boring. All I do is box and spend time with my family — but that is simply what I have to do to be successful. So I have already booked myself into rehab for when I finally retire from boxing, start partying and finally become interesting!”
Campbell won the Commonwealth Lightweight Championship in March 2016 with a second-round TKO of Gary Sykes and made one successful defense. Campbell also challenged Jorge Linares for the WBA Lightweight Championship in September 2017, getting dropped and losing a unanimous decision.
The WBC’s decision to have Lomachenko fight Campbell for the vacant WBC title brought some criticism, but Campbell is excited about the opportunity.
“I don’t feel unlucky being part of this weight division in this era — it’s great,” Campbell said. “I have never had an easy route and don’t expect it now. There are some world champions out there who have won their belt by beating someone no-one has ever heard of. But where is the glory in that?
To be the best, you have to beat the best, and now is my time.
Original Story: The Sun