Opinion | Aug 28 2019

In the ring with Vasyl Lomachenko and Luke Campbell

John Dennen speaks to Luke Campbell’s key sparring partner and the last man to fight Vasyl Lomachenko to find out what to expect when the two fight on Saturday night
Vasyl Lomachenko
Lomachenko has no rematch clause against Campbell Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

ACCOLADES have flooded in for Josh Taylor, since he won the IBF super-lightweight world title. But there is no higher praise than that he’s received from gym-mate Luke Campbell and trainer Shane McGuigan – that he has been the perfect sparring to prepare for Vasyl Lomachenko.

“I’ve certainly given him my best to prepare him the best I can,” Taylor told Boxing News. “I’ve been trying my best to do things and work the way Lomachenko works.

“I think I’ve given him great preparation, trying to replicate Lomachenko, you never can replicate Lomachenko, the things he does and his skillset. I gave it my best and I think that probably was the best sparring he could get for it.”