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Vasyl Lomachenko
Vasyl Lomachenko

By Robert Jones

Pound-for-pound world number one Vasyl Lomachenko says he is on a mission to unify the World lightweight division.

The gifted Ukrainian - who already holds the WBO and WBA belts - will bid to take a further step towards that goal when he faces Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC title at the O2 Arena in London tomorrow night.

"Luke Campbell is a tall southpaw with a strong boxing IQ. I know I can't look past a fighter with his skills. He won an Olympic gold medal and has had a lot of success as a pro," the 31-year-old southpaw said.

"I have wanted to fight in London ever since I turned pro. The fans appreciate my boxing style, and every time I've come here, they make me feel appreciated. Campbell is from the UK, but I feel very comfortable.

"This brings me one step closer to my main goal of having all the belts. That is my next goal in boxing.

"I have won titles in three weight categories, but I never won all four belts in a division. So, for me, Campbell is a very important name as I write my boxing history. I want to make history. That's the most important thing for me."

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