Feature | Aug 01 2018

Luke Campbell: They all can be hit, they all can get hurt, even Lomachenko

Luke Campbell joins new trainer Shane McGuigan and plans to take on the best in the sport, including Vasyl Lomachenko, writes John Dennen
Luke Campbell
Luke Campbell & Troy James Weigh-In  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

LUKE CAMPBELL is back. Back in England and determined to work his way back to another world title shot.

The lightweight had been training in Miami with Cuban coach Jorge Rubio, but will now base his training at Shane McGuigan’s star-studded gym in London, alongside former team-mates and elite pros George Groves and Josh Taylor.

A step removed from the British boxing scene, Campbell, a former London 2012 Olympic gold medallist, had felt forgotten. “100 per cent. I’d been there [in Miami] two-and-a-half-years, away from everybody, Not only my family, but the media, from everything. I was away from it all. I had my head down, I worked hard, I built myself back up. Now, joining forces with Shane, I feel great. I don’t feel like I’ve scratched the surface of what I’m capable of doing, and I want to win world titles. I live for boxing day in, day out, and I’ll do whatever it takes to be the best,” Luke said.