Vasiliy Lomachenko made his return to London’s historic York Hall, roughly six years since he fought there as part of the World Series of . Shortly thereafter, he turned pro and has been making history ever since.

Lomachenko, the /WBO lightweight world champion, will make his long-awaited United Kingdom return Saturday evening against Luke Campbell at The O2 (5 p.m. ET, +), with the vacant WBC world title at stake as well.

York Hall was packed Wednesday evening, this time to watch Lomachenko and Campbell as they participated in a media workout. Three days before the biggest night on the British calendar, this is what they had to say.

Vasiliy Lomachenko

On the challenges Campbell presents

“Luke Campbell is a tall southpaw with a strong IQ. I know I can’t look past a fighter with his skills. He won an Olympic gold medal and has had a lot of success as a pro.”

On making his UK debut as a pro

“I have wanted to fight in London ever since I turned pro. The fans appreciate my style, and every time I’ve come here, they make me feel appreciated. Campbell is from the UK, but I feel very comfortable.”

On potentially unifying three of the lightweight world titles

“This brings me one step closer to my main goal of having all the belts. I want to ‘unificate’ all of the titles. That is my next goal in . I have won titles in three weight categories, but I never won all four belts in a division. So, for me, Campbell is a very important name as I write my history.”

“I want to make history. That’s the most important thing for me. When I turned pro, I wanted to win a world title right away, and I tied a record by winning a world title in my third fight. Now, I want to make a different {type of} history. Very few fighters have won all four titles. It would mean a lot for me to accomplish this.”

On training at home in Ukraine for this fight

“I trained at the Olympic Sports Centre in , and it was nice to train at home. We did not change much with my preparation, but I feel very good physically. The weather was good, and I am 100 percent ready for whatever Luke Campbell brings.”

Luke Campbell

“I’m feeling great at the minute. It’s a fantastic opportunity for me. I’ve got the best team around me and we’re all confident.”

“It doesn’t matter how I do it {as long as} I get the win.”

+, 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT

Vasiliy Lomachenko vs. Luke Campbell, 12 rounds, Lomachenko’s WBO/ and vacant WBC lightweight world titles

+, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. ET

vs. Alexander Povetkin, 12 rounds, heavyweight

+, 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m.

Entire undercard, including Charlie Edwards’ WBC flyweight world title defense against Julio Cesar Martinez

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