News | Sep 23 2017

EXCLUSIVE Luke Campbell: ‘I’m not doing things the easy way’

Luke Campbell tells John Dennen why he's ready to defeat Jorge Linares
Luke Campbell

LUKE CAMPBELL is doing things the hard way. The Olympic gold medallist is a popular star in his Hull hometown, he headlined at an open air stadium in his professional debut. He had easier options but he chose to travel to Inglewood, California to take on the best in the division, Jorge Linares, at the Forum on Saturday (September 23).

“Because he’s the best. He’s the best champion out there. I’m not doing this the easy way. We’re travelling to his back garden, challenging the champion, in front of his crowd, on his show. But we’re confident in ourselves,” Campbell told Boxing News. “We get the win, it’s going to put us right in front.”

He has gone through gruelling training camp with coach Jorge Rubio in Miami, leaving before hurricanes struck the state. “We got out of Miami before they came about,” he said. “We got out in time so we were lucky really.”