Boxing News At Five | Aug 06 2019

Boxing News at Five: Arum reveals he’s “concerned” about bringing Lomachenko to the UK, Miller seeks new promoter ahead of October return

Bob Arum says the recent Dillian Whyte drama has him worried about Vasyl Lomachenko's UK debut, and Jarrell Miller goes in search of a promoter
Bob Arum

YOU can’t blame Bob Arum – or indeed anyone – for being a little concerned about bringing a boxer over to the UK at this present time.

Though a boxing hotbed in recent years, the UK is currently at the centre of a performance-enhancing drug test controversy which has had many questioning the wisdom of foreign fighters making the trip to face British opponents.

Arum, no stranger to fight game shenanigans, will be responsible for bringing the brilliant Vasyl Lomachenko to the UK later this month but will, he admits, be doing so with great trepidation in light of recent events. The Ukrainian fights Luke Campbell on August 31 at London’s O2 Arena and Arum, his promoter, feels the location of the fight offers a greater challenge than the opponent at this stage.

 

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