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() Vasyl Lomachenko the great: Ukrainian star seeks fourth world title after Luke Campbell victory, as Charlie Edwards keeps his thanks to 'VAR' Vasyl Lomachenko has set his sights on winning all four major lightweight titles The Ukrainian claimed his third strap with a points victory over Luke Campbell  Charlie Edwards kept his title after it was deemed he was hit while on the canvas He was counted out but the fight was called a no contest after replay was seen 

By Jeff Powell For The Daily Mail

Published: 22:30 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 01:38 BST, 2 September 2019

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On the Saturday night VAR came to boxing, it looked as old-fashioned as black and white television compared with the hi-tech genius of the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the universe.

Vasyl Lomachenko lit up the O2 Arena with the rainbow colours of his kaleidoscopic skills as he danced rings around the endlessly heroic Luke Campbell to extend his unification of the world lightweight championship to three of the four major belts.

'Luke will come again,' said his promoter Eddie Hearn. 'But not against Lomachenko.' Even the ring's hype-masters know when it is time to draw the line.

Vasyl Lomachenko wants to be the undisputed lightweight king after beating Luke Campbell

Vasyl Lomachenko wants to be the undisputed lightweight king after beating Luke Campbell

Earlier in the evening an off-the-cuff version of the TV review system which has polarised football opinion enabled Charlie Edwards to keep his world flyweight title after being counted out in the third round.

The big screens showed that Edwards had been hooked to the ribs when he had one knee on the canvas. Hearn led the protests as the arm of ferocious Mexican Julio Martinez was raised in victory.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman saw the replay and declared a no-contest, honourably but in contravention of British Boxing Board of Control regulations which forbid referees being over-ruled by television.

Lucky young Charlie. Not so fortunate Cool Hand Luke. Not even the finest performance of his life was enough to spare Campbell from being put to the rapier by Lomachenko.

Campbell showed grit and heart but was ultimately outclassed by the more skillful fighter

Campbell showed grit and heart but was ultimately outclassed by the more skillful fighter

The speed of hand and foot, the geometry of the angles created by that lightning movement and the intelligence brought to bear with the precision of his punches all lived up to the reputation which preceded Lomachenko.

Not for many a year has an overseas

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