” Luke Campbell has been ordered to face Vasyl Lomachenko for the vacant WBC lightweight title. The Brit won a final eliminator last September which made him mandatory challenger for the belt, previously held by Mikey Garcia. Getty 3 Vasyl Lomachenko already holds the WBA and WBO lightweight belts To be the best you have to beat the best!
I’m ready to fight anyone, no one’s getting in the way of me becoming world champion! #AndTheNew — Luke Campbell MBE (@luke11campbell) May 7, 2019 /**/ /**/ When Garcia vacated and was made ‘emeritus’ champion, it was expected that Campbell would be assigned a title bout against one of the next available contenders – either Russia’s Zaur Abdullaev or America’s Devin Haney. However, he has been ordered to take on a tougher task than expected, with the WBC opting to approve a request from WBA and WBO champion Vasyl Lomachenko for a unification.
Loma’s team saw the opportunity to grab a third belt and so asked the WBC to order a unification bout between the great Ukrainian and existing mandatory challenger Campbell. The governing body accepted this request and now the Hull man must defy the odds and overcome a pound-for-pound star in order to become world champion.
3 Luke Campbell is the WBC mandatory challenger I can’t say I agree with the WBC’s decision but @luke11campbell v Loma is on and likely for the UK!1 x bet.com Two Olympic champs and I believe Luke can do it! ???????? — Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) May 7, 2019 /**/ /**/ The WBC also ordered a tournament to determine the next mandatory challenger for the title, their full ruling is as follows: “The WBC Board of Governors has finalised the process and determined the final ruling regarding the lightweight division status. “The WBC has accepted Vasyl Lomachenko’s petition to fight for the WBC lightweight title. “A fight between mandatory challenger, Luke Campbell, from the UK and multiple weight division champion, Vasyl Lomachenko, from Ukraine, with the vacant WBC lightweight championship on the line, is officially ordered. “Mikey Garcia, as WBC ‘emeritus’ champion, reserves his right to fight for the lightweight title.
3 Mikey Garcia vacated the WBC belt to move up in weight “A tournament will be ordered to determine the mandatory challenger of the division with the following fights. “Zaur Abdullaev, from Russia, must fight Devin Haney, from USA. “And Teofimo Lopez, from Honduras, must face Javier Fortuna, from Dominican Republic. “The winners of these matches will fight each other to determine the mandatory contender of the division. “The WBC is extremely happy with this resolution which will bring very important activity to the division including seven amazing fighters from different countries, making this process a true world competition.” ” ” 1 We’ll all be doing it in the next few days… sitting around the pub table nursing a couple of pints and talking about the highs and lows of the past 12 months. But the talkSPORT Talent have already given us their views (sadly with no associated drinking involved!) and here they reveal their favourite sporting moments of 210… Ian ‘Moose’ Abrahams Tony McCoy winning the Grand National Alan Brazil Ryder Cup win at Celtic Manor.
After a poor first day start in the rain it was fantastic after that Jason Cundy West Brom beating Arsenal at the Emirates Adrian Durham The World Cup final. Whatever you say, it’s still the ultimate sporting occasion, regardless of the lack of quality. I was at the game and really enjoyed it. Mike Graham Europe winning the Ryder Cup Paul Hawskbee Graeme McDowell’s winning putt in the Ryder Cup Ronnie Irani Graeme McDowell for me.
Ryder Cup – I thought it was amazing. I absolutely loved it down at Celtic Manor. Brilliant occasion and the best sporting moment of 2010 for me Danny Kelly Engalnd’s massive victory in the second Ashes test in Adelaide.
Knighthoods all round! Micky Quinn Europe winning the Ryder Cup Mark Saggers Seeing Nelson Mandela at the World Cup in South Africa. And Europe winning the Ryder Cup “