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Another WBC shot for ‘Cool Hand’ Luke

ACCORDING to the World Boxing Council’s Mauricio Sulaiman, terms have been agreed between the parties of Luke Campbell and the Dominican Republic’s Javier Fortuna to clash for the vacant WBC lightweight title. The contest had been put out to purse bids but they were cancelled when Eddie Hearn and Sampson Lewkowicz thrashed out a deal between them.

On paper, this will go down as 32-yearold’s Campbell’s third ‘world’ title shot but the fact that Vasyl Lomachenko – who defeated Luke in August – remains at 130lbs after being elevated to the WBC’s utterly nonsensical ‘Franchise’ champion, does muddy the legitimacy of this championship somewhat. The blame for that, though, lies firmly at the WBC’s door.

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