TwitterFacebook

“Boring” Luke Campbell believes he has the tools to beat Vasyl Lomachenko

Anthony Cocks

Australian-based boxing journalist Anthony Cocks has been covering the sport for over 15 years for various print and online publications. He refuses to believe that Roberto Duran ever lost to Tommy Hearns and says that Jeff Fenech would destroy Chuck Norris, Bruce Lee and Muhammad Ali on the same night.

Follow Anthony Cocks on: Twitter | Facebook
KO Boxing Forum

British lightweight Luke Campbell 20-2 (16) believes he is big enough, skilful enough and boring enough to defeat WBA and WBO 135-pound champion Vasyl Lomachenko 13-1 (10).

The southpaw pair are expected to meet at London’s O2 Arena on August 31 in a fight that will also see the vacant WBC title of the line alongside Lomachenko’s existing championships.

“I can beat him now by being me. By being tall, awkward, strong, fast and skilful,” Campbell told The Sun. “I have been in the gym constantly — even when I haven’t had a fight. I am so boring, it is unreal.

See Also

“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!”

In an extremely close fight two years ago Campbell lost a razor-thin split decision to then-WBA and Ring Magazine lightweight champion Jorge Linares at the Forum in Inglewood, California.

But the 31-year-old refuses to concede he has been unlucky to compete in an era of such great lightweights.

“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.”

Read more articles about: , ,
red-speech-300×267

Click Here, If you wish to add a COMMENT to the above article or any of the Ringnews24 boxing articles.

FITE – BOXING TV FIXTURES

TOP STORIES

Jason Moloney could face John Riel Casimero on Lomachenko-Lopez undercard

Jason Moloney could face John Riel Casimero on Lomachenko-Lopez undercard

Bantamweight contender Jason ‘Mayhem’ Moloney 21-1 (18) could be in line for a shot at WBO champion John Riel Casimero 29-4 (20) according to broadcaster Ben Damon. Moloney scored a dominant seventh-round stoppage of rugged Mexican Leonardo Baez i…

Andrew Moloney set for rematch against conqueror Joshua Franco

Andrew Moloney set for rematch against conqueror Joshua Franco

Super flyweight Andrew ‘The Barber’ Moloney 21-1 (14) will get the chance to reclaim his WBA ‘regular’ title when he faces off against conqueror Joshua Franco 17-1-2 (8) later this year. The 29-year-old Australian suffered his first career loss to…

Michael Hunter leaves Matchroom, looks forward to September return

Michael Hunter leaves Matchroom, looks forward to September return

Heavyweight contender Michael ‘The Bounty’ Hunter 18-1-1 (12) has split from Matchroom Boxing but still expects to be back in the ring in September. The 31-year-old American has gone 6-0-1 since moving up to heavyweight with the draw coming agains…

Floyd Mayweather lashes out after being listed behind Sugar Ray…

Floyd Mayweather lashes out after being listed behind Sugar Ray Leonard on all-time welterweight list

Floyd Mayweather has hit back after being listed behind Sugar Ray Leonard in a list of all-time great welterweights. The 43-year-old American won his first world championship at super featherweight and worked his way up the weights before finally …

Vasiliy Lomachenko set to face Teofimo Lopez on September 19

Vasiliy Lomachenko set to face Teofimo Lopez on September 19

WBC, WBA and WBO lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko 14-1 (10) is set to face IBF counterpart Teofimo Lopez 15-0 (12) in an exciting four-belt unification bout on September 19, according to promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. Lomachenko was initial…

Jarrell Miller insists he did nothing wrong following failed drug…

Jarrell Miller insists he did nothing wrong following failed drug test

Disgraced heavyweight Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller has denied knowingly taken a performance enhancing drug following his failed drug test last month. The test result put the kybosh on his planned ring return against Jerry Forrest in Las Vegas on July…

Welcome

Welcome to Ringnews24; read the latest boxing news from around the world.

The site is run by boxing fans James Tonks and Lee Daley.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free toEmail Us

Write for Ringnews24

KO BOXING FORUM

CONNECT WITH US