“The foundations are already in place for Campbell and it is now expected that he will follow IBF super-middleweight champion James DeGale in adding a professional world title to his Olympic gold.” – Express UK
Professional Record: 17-2 (14 KO)
Date of Birth: September 27, 1987
Residence: Hessle, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Place of birth: Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Luke was born in Hull, East Yorkshire. Brought up in a tough working class area he was raised to have strong family values and dreamt one day of becoming world champion.
Introduced to boxing at the age of 12, he still loves the sport now as much as he did when he put on his first pair of gloves. However, unlike his Olympic career, not everything Cool Hand touched turned to gold. He lost six of his first ten fights and was ready to throw in the towel.
But with the encouragement of family and friends and his father, Bernard’s words that one day he would be world champion ringing in his ears, he set about dedicating his life to achieving his goal. At London’s 2012 Olympics Luke announced himself to the world finishing off his historic amateur career winning the gold medal.
Campbell has proven his work ethic since, winning four fights in 2013 and four fights in 2014. In 2015, Campbell won two fights by TKO. It was also the year he had his first loss to Yvan Mendy, who had 32 wins, 4 losses, and 1 draw at the time. Luke Campbell got a new coach after that fight, and came back with a vengeance in 2016 against Gary Sykes with a second round knockout. About four months later, he won against Argenis Mendez by unanimous decision, and just three months later knocked out Derry Matthews in the fourth round. He scored TKOs in the next two fights in 2017, and then lost by split decision in a great fight against Jorge Linares in September of 2017.
Campbell isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We’re excited to see the work he puts in for 2018!