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() Luke Campbell fails in world lightweight title bid after losing unaminous points decision to Vasily Lomachenko at 02 Arena Luke Campbell failed in his second world title shot but put on a gutsy display Campbell rocked Vasily Lomachenko in round seven but couldn't capitalise  Lomachenko put Campbell down in round 11 but the Brit saw the final bell  

By Jeff Powell For Mailonline

Published: 23:56 BST, 31 August 2019 | Updated: 23:56 BST, 31 August 2019

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Luke Campbell failed in his bid to win the world lightweight title at the 02 Arena on Saturday as he lost a unaminous points decision to Vasily Lomachenko.

Campbell started well and hurt the Ukrainian in the seventh round but Lomachenko dominated throughout and forced the Brit to take a knee in the 11th round and came close to forcing a stoppage in the 12th. 

But Campbell showed heart to survive to see the final bell before the judges read out scores of 119-108, 119-108 and 118-109 in favour of the Ukrainian.

Luke Campbell made the brighter start in the opening round as he took to the centre of the ring

Luke Campbell made the brighter start in the opening round as he took to the centre of the ring

Vasily Lomachenko quickly found his rhythm and began to build up a lead on the scorecards

Vasily Lomachenko quickly found his rhythm and began to build up a lead on the scorecards

Campbell remained competitive and earned Lomachenko's respect with his power

Campbell remained competitive and earned Lomachenko's respect with his power

There were throaty London roars for Campbell, of course. But there was British admiration as well as loud Ukrainian support for Lomachenko.

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