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Andy Lee explains how Campbell can trouble Lomachenko

Raf Diallo
Raf Diallo

07:25 28 Aug 2019

On Saturday, Vasyl Lomachenko will go head-to-head with Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC lightweight belt.

The Ukrainian already holds the WBA and WBO titles and can garland a career that's already seen him win two Olympic golds.

But what chance does Campbell have and how can he upset the odds?

Andy Lee had a few ideas and shared them on Off The Ball. As he pointed out, Campbell's reach is superior.

"That's what Luke Campbell has to try to rely on. Use your advantages and his height and reach," said the former WBO middleweight champion.

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"He'll be a lot heavier on the night after the weigh-in. Try to make it an ugly fight, try to make it a boring fight at times where he uses his legs.

"He's a tall, rangy south paw, Campbell, and he's a stiff puncher. So he has enough power to get Lomachenko's respect. So he'll have to move and try not to engage him.

"And put the pressure and onus on Lomachenko to impress. Because in some ways, the pressure is on Lomachenko because he's coming to England to sell himself to a broader audience.

"Hardcore fight fans know who [Lomachenko] is and have seen his fights. But for casual fans, this will be the first time seing him.

"So the onus is on him to impress and for Campbell, he can use that to his advantage by making it a boring fight and by tying him up and bumping him around.

"Then see how the fight plays out in the second half of the fight. It's important for Campbell not to take much damage early on in the fight and try to make it a fight in the second half."

Andy also shared a brilliant insight into eye contact, intimacy and the primal nature of life in the ring.

You can watch the full chat with Andy Lee above via our YouTube channel.

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