Lomachenko v Campbell: Lightweight title fight in numbers

By Sports Desk August 30, 2019

Three lightweight title belts are on the line on Saturday when Vasyl Lomachenko welcomes the challenge of Luke Campbell in London.

Lomachenko holds the WBA and WBO straps, while the vacant WBC championship is also up for grabs as Campbell looks to cause a huge upset.

Ahead of the highly anticipated clash, we take a look at the key numbers courtesy of Opta.

 

14 - Lomachenko is set to be involved in his 14th world title fight as a professional boxer in what is just his 15th bout in the paid ranks. His debut versus Jose Ramirez in October 2013 was the only time he has not competed for a world championship belt.

0 - Campbell has never won a professional world title. He fell just short at his only previous attempt, a split-decision defeat to Jorge Linares in September 2017.

2 - The fight against Linares was one of two defeats Campbell has suffered. He also lost to Yvan Mendy in December 2015 but exacted revenge in a 2018 rematch, winning comfortably on the cards at Wembley.

1 - Lomachenko has lost once in his career, to Orlando Salido for the WBO world featherweight championship in March 2014 - just his second fight. He was aiming to better Saensak Muangsurin, who set a record by winning a world title in his third professional bout.

9 - The Ukrainian has forced a stoppage in nine of his past 10 bouts. Only the unanimous decision win over Jose Pedraza went the distance in that time.

13 - In Lomachenko's professional career, he has fought in the United States on 13 occasions. This will be his second outside of America, the other taking place in Macau in 2014.

5ft 9in - Campbell is the tallest opponent Lomachenko has ever faced as a professional boxer.

3 - The two fighters have three Olympic gold medals between them. Lomachenko won the featherweight competition in 2008 and the lightweight event in 2012. Campbell triumphed at bantamweight at the London Games.

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