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Vasyl Lomachenko defeats Luke Campbell to unify the WBC crown with his WBA and WBO belts, writes John Dennen at ringside
ON TARGET: Lomachenko’s left counters before Campbell’s right can be thrown

BOXERS trade in pain. They balance how much they can inflict on an opponent against how much of it they must endure themselves. Even a fighter as brilliant as Vasyl Lomachenko is not exempt from that transaction.

Luke Campbell caught him. Neither hard enough nor often enough to win, not by a long stretch, Lomachenko was far ahead on the cards. But he showed on this night that the great man, a threeweight world champion already, at least for Campbell was not untouchable.

“He has very big power and he gave me a good couple of shots,” Lomachenko said of his challenger. “He’s very smart, he’s technical, he has reach. That was his main weapon.”

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