Hull’s Luke Campbell has confirmed he will fight Vasiliy Lomachenko for the unified world lightweight titles on August 31 at The 02 in London.
The Olympic Gold medallist will fight for the vacant WBC title as well as Lomachenko’s WBA and WBO belts after terms were agreed over the weekend.
Lomachenko, an Olympic Gold medallist himself, will fight in the UK for the first time as he tries to cement his place as the best boxer on the planet.
He has already won three world titles in three different weight divisions in just 12 fights, but Campbell believes he will have his hand raised later next month.
“The best fighting the best, this is going to make one hell of a fight,” he told Sky Sports.
“I am in this sport to be the best and I am in this sport to become a world champion.
This is what I train and work so hard for, to become a world champion and fulfil my potential.”
He added: “He is ranked number one pound-for-pound on the planet so for me to fight a guy like that only encourages me more to be the best that I can be, and it is exactly the level that I want to be at.
“I’m well aware of how good he is and what he is capable of doing, but I’m also well aware of what I can do and what I’m going to do.
“I think that I can knock out anyone that I hit right, I believe that I am one of the biggest punchers in the lightweight division.
This is going to be the toughest fight of my life and I’m preparing for it, physically and mentally. This is Luke Campbell’s year, it’s my time.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. Buy NOW!!!