July 31, 2018
July 31, 2018
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LUKE CAMPBELL MBE has today formally announced Shane McGuigan as his new trainer.

The lightweight fighter will relocate to London where he will be based out of the McGuigan Gym as he continues his journey towards a world title.

Campbell, who narrowly lost a thrilling contest against Jorge Linares in September 2017 by split decision for the WBA lightweight title, is hoping to earn the right for another world title shot by the end of the year.

The highly rated Hull fighter, who famously won gold at the London 2012 Olympics, has his eyes set firmly on winning the coveted WBC title, starting with a potential much anticipated rematch with Yvan Mendy later in 2018.

McGuigan, who also trains world champion George Groves and rising star Josh Taylor as part of his growing stable, has established himself as one of the world’s leading boxing coaches, winning the 2016 Boxing News, BBBofC and BWAA boxing trainer of the Year awards.

He became the youngest trainer in history to lead a fighter to a world title at just 25 in 2014, before leading super middleweight star Groves to the WBA ‘Super’ title in 2017 and subsequently to no 1 in the division by reaching the World Boxing Super Series Final.

On joining up with McGuigan, Campbell said, “I’m incredibly excited to be teaming up with Shane and can’t wait for the future working together. I’ve always heard good things about him within boxing but having trained under him for a few weeks now I can vouch for just how good he is. We’ve already struck up a great relationship and I have no doubt he is going to help take me to the next level. I want to become a world champion and Shane has a proven track record of achieving that with his fighters. It’s a thriving gym with a great atmosphere and world class fighters, and that’s where I want to be.”

Luke Campbell

McGuigan commented, “I am very excited to be coaching Luke Campbell. I feel that I can bring out the best in him and not only help Luke win a world title but also help mould him into an elite fighter. Since working with Luke for the past few weeks I feel he has great ability but hasn’t been able to capitalise on his talent. I believe that with Luke now being in a winning environment, full of world class fighters, coupled with a different approach towards boxing training and strength sessions at McGuigan Gym, he can reach his full potential and become an elite level fighter. I’m looking forward to starting our journey together and winning that world title.”