News | Sep 24 2017

Brave Luke Campbell edged out by Jorge Linares

Luke Campbell recovers from early knockdown to run Jorge Linares close
Luke Campbell
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LUKE CAMPBELL failed in his bid to win the WBA lightweight title after losing a tight contest against Jorge Linares in California on a split decision.

The Englishman claimed gold at London 2012 as part of an excellent amateur career, but this was by far the toughest test since he turned professional.

Campbell endured a bad start, being floored in the second, and while he recovered in the later rounds, the Venezuelan used all his experience to close out the win.