One is a champion with two world titles, and a chance to pick up a third. The other is a challenger with a fantastic record getting his second shot at world championships. You can watch as these two face off online by streaming Lomachenko vs Campbell exclusively on ESPN+.
Lomachenko vs. Campbell is broadcasting live from the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, Aug. 31. The main event card starts at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The Lomachenko vs. Campbell fight is expected to start at 5 p.m. Eastern time, and the entire event is on ESPN+.
Vasiliy "Hi-Tech" Lomachenko (13-1) is two title holder lightweight and top-five ranked pound-for-pound fighter. Lomachenko is experienced as a champion, with one of the most successful amateur careers ever. Lomachenko won titles in the European and World Championships, and gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games. Vasiliy only had one amateur loss, and only one loss as a pro.
Lomachenko is defending his WBA Super and WBO World Lightweight titles, but he has the chance to pick up a third belt. This fight will also be for the vacant WBC World Lightweight championship. If he is victorious, Lomachenko will only be one belt away from becoming the undisputed Lightweight champion. Only IBF title holder Richard Commey would stand in his way.
Luke "Cool Hand" Campbell (20-2) is a top Lightweight contender getting a second chance at World championships. Two years ago, Campbell lost his first title shot to Jorge Linares in a 12 round split decision. Linares lost his belts to Lomachenko last year, so Campbell is aiming for the same prize from a different opponent. Campbell is born and raised in England, so he's sure to have the home crowd on his side. He will need them, and every advantage he can find against the excellent Lomachenko.
Check out these top five taunts by Lomachenko. Even the most casual boxing fans are sure to be impressed by number one.
The full event card, as always subject to change, is as follows
- Vasiliy Lomachenko (13-1) vs. Luke Campbell (20-2)
- Hughie Fury (23-2) vs. Alexander Povetkin (34-2)
- Charlie Edwards (15-1) vs. Julio Cesar Aguilar (14-1)
- Joe Cordina (9-0) vs. Gavin Gwynne (11-0)
- Joshua Buatsi (11-1) vs. Ryan Ford (16-4)
- James Tennyson (24-3) vs. Atif Shafiq (21-2)
- Savannah Marshall (6-0) vs. Daniele Bastieri (2-0)
- Martin Joseph Ward (22-1-2) vs. Josue Bendana (10-12-4)
- Dalton Smith (2-0) vs. Daryl Pearce (1-1)
- Connor Coghill (5-0) vs. Dean Jones (1-14)
ESPN+ is a standalone sports streaming service that has a special appeal for fight fans. It has many of the best Top Rank boxing events, including Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin coming up in September. ESPN+ also has UFC fights, with PPV events and Fight Nights every month. Sports on ESPN+ goes beyond the ring, with pro team sports like MLB, NHL and MLS, and college sports, including NCAA football, basketball, baseball, softball, soccer and more.
ESPN+ streams sports and shows through the ESPN app, which you can find almost everywhere. You can watch Lomachenko vs Campbell and more on Android phones and tablets, iPhones, iPads and Fire Tablets. It's easy to watch ESPN+ on your TV too, using Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It also works with Chromecast and AirPlay.
You can see the Lomachenko vs Campbell Top Rank Boxing event streaming live on ESPN+ for $5 a month, or $50 for a one year subscription. If you don't have ESPN+, it is easy to sign up in time for the big event this Saturday, and you can cancel anytime.
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