News | Dec 18 2015

Eddie Hearn: Defeat was a ‘kick up the behind’ for Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell will become a better fighter thanks to shock defeat says his promoter
Luke Campbell
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ALMOST lost beneath the amazing scenes that saw Anthony Joshua emerge from a crisis to flatten bitter rival Dillian Whyte at the O2 on Saturday was the first loss of Luke Campbell’s career. Like Joshua, gifted lightweight Campbell was a London 2012 gold medallist tipped for the very top but he was a shocking loser to Frenchman Yvan Mendy over 12 rounds. But Eddie Hearn, the promoter of both Campbell and Joshua, is not at all concerned.

“We’re seeing more and more that a loss doesn’t have to be the end of a career,” said the Matchroom man.

“Look at Luke Campbell on Saturday. I’m relaxed. Of course, there is not the perception that the Olympic gold medallist is unbeatable and untouchable [anymore].”


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