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Vasyl Lomachenko seeks unification fight and promises UK return after convincing victory over Luke Campbell

Vasyl Lomachenko promises he will return to fight in the UK after his stunning win over Luke Campbell at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night.

The Ukrainian knocked Campbell down in the 11th round and claimed a unanimous decision by two scores of 119-108 and one of 118-109.

Lomachenko delivered a boxing clinic at the O2

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Lomachenko delivered a boxing clinic at the O2

While the judges’ scorecards were arguably a little harsh on the Hull fighter, Lomachenko underlined just why he is regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet as he took another step towards becoming the undisputed champion in the 135lb division.

The victory saw him retain his WBA and WBO lightweight titles and scoop the vacant WBC crown.

Only IBF titlist Richard Commey stands in the way of the 31-year-old southpaw realising his aim of holding all four major belts at the weight after he chalked up the 14th victory of a glittering 15-fight professional career that has already seen him win belts at featherweight and super-featherweight.

And Lomachenko is eyeing a potential return to the UK as he seeks a unification fight.

Speaking after the fight, he said: “He [Campbell] has big amateur experience, he’s a smart fighter, a technical fighter and you saw his reach so of course it was hard for me.

“He gave me a good experience and a good fight. I want a unification fight for the four belts.

The Ukrainian won by a wide, unanimous points decision

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The Ukrainian won by a wide, unanimous points decision

“We’re going to fight the best fighters at featherweight, the best fighters at super-featherweight and the best fighters at lightweight.

“I promise I will come back to the UK.”

There was mutual respect between the pair following the bout

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There was mutual respect between the pair following the bout

Campbell had nothing but praise for his conqueror, saying: “He’s just beat me, so he’s very good, he’s a special fighter.

“I can go on and achieve anything. Tonight was Lomachenko’s night, but my time will come.”

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