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Vasiliy Lomachenko is on the verge of becoming the undisputed lightweight champion of the world

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But Lomachenko, who entered with the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organization lightweight belts, claimed the vacant WBC title thanks to decisive championship rounds, sending Campbell to the mat in the 11th with consecutive body blows followed by a straight left to the head.

Two judges scored the fight 119-108, and a third had it 118-109.

“Of course I’m happy,” Lomachenko, 31, said in the ring shortly after the decision. “And next IBF. This is my title.”

Lomachenko (14-1, 10 knockouts) was referring to the International Boxing Federation belt that belongs to Richard Commey, who, according to reports, is in line to fight Teofimo Lopez in December at Madison Square Garden on the undercard of Terence Crawford’s mandatory title defense against Egidijus Kavaliauskas.

Lomachenko hesitated when asked if he would fight again before facing the Commey-Lopez winner. He did predict Commey to beat Lopez, who last fought at MGM National Harbor in July, beating Masayoshi Nakatani, albeit in unspectacular fashion, to set up a world title shot.

“It’s hard to prepare for [Lomachenko],” said Campbell’s trainer, Scott McGuigan. “I thought [Campbell] did himself proud tonight. He boxed an amazing fight against a once-in-a-lifetime fighter.”

That Lomachenko won yet another belt at 135 pounds despite being a natural featherweight is a testament his brilliance as a fighter who promoter Bob Arum has compared to Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard and Floyd Mayweather Jr., among others, in terms of his superior technical skills.

Facing a size and reach disadvantage, Lomachenko absorbed a shot in the first round that appeared to stun him momentarily. But he bounced back strong in the fifth, applying pressure to Campbell, also a southpaw, by landing shots to the body and using crisp footwork to get out of harm’s way.

Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) at times traded valiantly in the center of the ring, even landing a handful of blows that appeared to buzz Lomachenko. But in the end, Lomachenko’s superior fitness and hand speed proved too much for Campbell to overcome.

“He’s up there with the greats,” Arum, who began promoting Ali in 1966, said of Lomachenko during an in-ring interview.

Lomachenko secured his first world title at 126 pounds by beating Gary Russell Jr. of Capitol Heights via majority decision in 2014 to claim the WBO belt. It remains the only loss in Russell’s career.

Two years later, Lomachenko won the WBO 130-pound title with a fifth-round knockout of Roman Martinez.

A victory over the Commey-Lopez winner would vault Lomachenko into rarefied company, making him just the fifth undisputed champion in boxing’s modern era, joining most recently fellow Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, formerly the undisputed cruiserweight champion.

Boxers who hold the WBA, WBC, WBO and IBF titles simultaneously are considered undisputed champions.

“We’re going to fight the best fighters at featherweight, the best fighters at super featherweight and the best fighters at lightweight because there are a lot of good fighters out there,” Arum said. “He can make featherweight easily. He can make 130 pounds easily.”

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