Date, start time, live stream, TV channel, ticket info and undercard – The Sun
HULL hero Luke Campbell is all set to go up against the fearsome Vasyl Lomachenko in London.
The Olympic gold medallist headed over the Atlantic for his last contest back in March and saw off Adrian Yung with an emphatic fifth round stoppage.
But this is a whole other league as Cool Hand returns to the O2 to take on the man widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet.
Loma dispatched with Anthony Crolla in brutal fashion back in April and will look to add the vacant WBC lightweight title to his extensive belt collection.
When is Lomachenko vs Campbell?
THIS bout is all set to light up the O2 Arena in London.
It will be held on Saturday, August 31.
The evening’s entertainment from the capital starts around 6pm.
This is the main event of the night and should get going around 10pm BST.
Which TV channel and live stream can I watch it on?
YOU can catch fight night live and in HD on Sky Sports Box Office.
Promoted by Matchroom Boxing, this is a pay-per-view event for UK viewers.
As yet, no official pricing has been announced.
Sky Sports Box Office can be live streamed through the official app if bought through the Box Office website.
NOW TV customers can also purchase the fight for a one off price and stream on their chosen device.
Can I still get tickets?
TICKETS for the event have sold out and are only available through official reseller site StubHub.
When the fight was announced in July, British fans snapped up tickets for Loma’s long-awaited UK debut in double quick time.
Speaking exclusively to SunSport, the WBA and WBO king said: “I am sure the guys missing their holidays and buying the tickets just like boxing very much and that is hopefully what I do in the ring.
“I don’t want to be responsible for any cancelled holidays or divorces. I just want to help those guys with a great fight.
Who is fighting on the undercard?
- Vasily Lomachenko vs Luke Campbell (vacant WBC, WBA Super, WBO lightweight)
- Charlie Edwards vs Julio Cesar Martinez Aguilar (WBC world flyweight)
- Hughie Fury vs Alexander Povetkin (heavyweight)
- Joe Cordina vs Gavin Gwynne (lightweight)
- Joshua Buatsi vs Ryan Ford (light heavyweight)
- Savannah Marshall vs TBA
What they said
Campbell: “I can beat him now by being me. By being tall, awkward, strong, fast and skilful.
“I have been in the gym constantly — even when I haven’t had a fight. I am so boring, it is unreal.
“My brother was the best man at my wedding and his speech started with him telling guests that he had no embarrassing stories to tell because I am so boring.
Lomachenko: “I was at the Dillian Whyte fight at the O2 and the atmosphere was amazing.
“People love and understand boxing here. I wanted to fight in a big UK arena for a long time.”