Issue | Opinion | Premium | Aug 27 2019

How to cope with the brilliance and mind games of Vasyl Lomachenko

Ahead of a unification clash with Vasyl Lomachenko, John Scully delivers his message for Luke Campbell
Vasyl Lomachenko defeats Anthony Crolla
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WHEN you are going into a fight against a true world class champion like Vasyl Lomachenko, it is only natural for there to be some doubts trying to invade your mind, especially if it comes against someone who is levels above the previous best you’ve ever faced.

By the same token, though, in some cases a certain level of comfort can be found in the fact that you have nothing to lose and that you are free to fight your fight without the pressure of everyone in attendance expecting you to win.

‘It feels a lot better once you reach the point of acceptance that you are about to go out there and attempt to capture your dreams at any cost’