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UK: ‘It was not easy’ - Lomachenko after defeating Luke Campbell

United Kingdom, London
September 01, 2019 at 14:37 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko proved he is one of the world's best boxers by defeating British boxer Luke Campbell in London's O2 Arena on Saturday, nabbing the vacant WBC lightweight title.

"It was not easy for me. He is very smart, he is technical, he has reach, it's a main power and that was his main weapon," Lomachenko said at a press conference of his opponent, who battled bravely until the end.

Campbell's promoter Eddie Hearn said that "it was a rough fight, physically he was drained," explaining that the boxer was not present as he was sent “to hospital to get checked up."

Lomachenko won by unanimous decision.

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Ukrainian boxer Vasyl Lomachenko proved he is one of the world's best boxers by defeating British boxer Luke Campbell in London's O2 Arena on Saturday, nabbing the vacant WBC lightweight title.

"It was not easy for me. He is very smart, he is technical, he has reach, it's a main power and that was his main weapon," Lomachenko said at a press conference of his opponent, who battled bravely until the end.

Campbell's promoter Eddie Hearn said that "it was a rough fight, physically he was drained," explaining that the boxer was not present as he was sent “to hospital to get checked up."

Lomachenko won by unanimous decision.

*NO CUTAWAYS AT SOURCE*

M/S Boxing promoters Bob Arum and Eddie Hearn in post-fight presser, London

SOT, Vasyl Lomachenko, Boxer: "I said before, it was not easy for me. He is very smart, he is technical, he has reach, it's a main power and that was his main weapon."

SOT, Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter for Luke Campbell: "It was a rough fight, physically he [Luke Campbell] was drained and, you know, in that situation best to just send him to hospital to get checked up. At this stage you go monitoring, maybe have a scan if they feel it's necessary."

SOT, Vasyl Lomachenko, Boxer: "[My father] told me to throw a lot of punches, throw some combination. I was trying but it was not easy because his hands [were] very long and he waited for me and I understood what he would be doing. Yeah I understand it and of course it was very, very hard."

SOT, Vasyl Lomachenko, Boxer: "I was too close but it's boxing, and I said before for me it does not matter about results. It wasn't: Knock them out, knock out, TKO, or no mask or score, does not matter. Win, just win."

SOT, Journalist: "Do you want to come back to the UK? Are there any British fighters that you would like to target?"

Vasyl Lomachenko, Boxer: "I don't know, if you find I [will] come back."

SOT, Bob Arum, boxing promoter: "We have one genius in this group, and that is his father. He won't sit up here, he won't say anything but his father is the smartest person, boxing wise, that I have ever met. He really understands the sport and he understands his son and he understands opponents and what is going to be a good fight."

SOT, Bob Arum, boxing promoter: "A man who is going to do what Henry Armstrong did, fight simultaneously in three different weight divisions, at other different divisions, that's a dream for Vasyl Lomachenko. Not only to unify all the belts, which he eventually will do some time next year, but fight the best fighters at 135, 130, 126."

M/S End of press conference

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