Boxing News At Five | Sep 18 2018

Boxing News at Five: Mendy says he’ll beat Campbell again, Lomachenko gets Pedraza on December 8

Yvan Mendy is aiming for a repeat against Luke Campbell this weekend at Wembley, and champions Vasyl Lomachenko and Jose Pedraza appear set to unify
vasyl lomachenko vs Jorge Linares fight time
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FRENCHMAN Yvan Mendy has won seven fights on the bounce since taking Luke Campbell’s undefeated record in 2015 and therefore resents the idea that he’s merely a barometer of the Hull man’s progress – and improvements – this Saturday (September 22) at Wembley Stadium.

He goes further than that, too. With a WBC silver belt, and a number one ranking with that organisation, Mendy feels he has been worthy of a world title shot for some time now.

“I do feel a bit frustrated that I haven’t had a world title opportunity yet,” said the 33-year-old. “He (Campbell) lost to me and yet he was able to fight Linares for the world title. So that does leave me a bit of frustrated.


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