Matchroom Promotions return to The O2 with a show that promises a boxing night for the ages as modern-day great Vasyl Lomachenko takes on Team GB star Luke Campbell for the unified lightweight championship of the world.
Tickets are sold out via The O2 however Twickets – the fan-to-fan ticket resale platform where the price of tickets is never more than the original face value – has occasional availability on a FCFS basis here.
The pound-for-pound number one fighter on the planet, Vasyl Lomachenko, against Great Britain’s very own Luke ‘Cool Hand’ Campbell for the WBC, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine lightweight world titles is a match-up made in boxing heaven.
Vasyl Lomachenko is a fighter spoken of in hushed terms. As an amateur he built an extraordinary record of 396 wins v 1 loss, winning gold at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics in the process. His professional career has proved no less stellar, Lomachenko winning world titles at featherweight, super-featherweight and lightweight in the paid ranks after just 13 fights and beating three highly respected champions en route in America’s Gary Russell Jr, Cuba’s Guillermo Rigondeaux and Jorge Linares.
Hull’s Luke Campbell faces a mighty task but the GB star brings to the ring his own world-class credentials. The London 2012 Olympic bantamweight gold medal medallist enjoyed a brillian amateur career and was superb in his first world title fight in the professional ranks, only just edged out via split decision against then lightweight WBA and WBC Diamond king Jorge Linares in September 2017 in Los Angeles despite Campbell having lost his father in the build-up to the fight. ‘Cool Hand’, trained by Shane McGuigan in London, is sure to relish a chance to establish himself as the number one lightweight on the planet as he goes toe-to-toe with the highly-skilled ‘Hi-Tech’ at the famous arena in Greenwich.
Also appearing on a stacked undercard is an intriguing heavyweight contest between Hughie Fury and Alexander Povetkin. Fury – cousin of Tyson – is the younger man and on track towards a world title bid, however former world champion Povetkin will provide a stern challenge after demonstrating last year against Anthony Joshua he is still a match for anyone.
Charlie Edwards v Julio Cesar Martinez is for the WBC flyweight world title. Champion Edwards is a classy operator but Martinez demands respect after his victory over the highly regarded Andrew Selby in their final eliminator.
Joe Cordina, the British lightweight champion, and Joshua Buatsi – rising stars in the pro ranks and GB Olympians from Rio 2016 – both get a chance to show their credentials in lightweight and light-heavyweight action respectively.
Doors open at 5pm, first contest at 5.30pm.
Tickets in advance are sold out via The 02. We recommend Twickets – the fan-to-fan ticket resale platform where the price of tickets is never more than the original face value – which has occasional availability on a FCFS basis here.
Tickets on the night subject to availability. A sell-out is expected. Checking the Matchroom Promotions Twitter feed before travelling is highly recommended.