News | Oct 16 2018

Luke Campbell will fight again in December

Luke Campbell will build on his performance against Yvan Mendy, writes John Dennen
Luke Campbell
Campbell believes he is now performing to his best Action Images/Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

AT Wembley stadium in September Luke Campbell took a crucial victory, avenging a 2015 loss as he outpointed Frenchman Yvan Mendy. That puts him in line for a shot at the WBC lightweight title. Although it’s unclear when he will get that elusive world title fight, expect him to box again in December.

“That was effectively the eliminator, we’ve got a chance to fight for an interim title. [WBC champion Mikey] Garcia, apparently he’s fighting Richard Commey, he might vacate. It could be [becoming] interim champion then elevated to world champion. I want him to win a world title, not just win it over night. We’re going to see, we’re going to see what’s next for him,” his trainer Shane McGuigan told Boxing News. “Styles can make a star. Whoever you’re up against, you have to match people the right way to make their profile raise. Mendy, it was a great thing for us to avenge that loss and avenge it so well. But he’s never going to make you look the fighter I see in here [in the gym]. Luke’s even 10 times better than that. He [Mendy] is a smotherer. You want guys to try to beat [Campbell] at long range as well, that’s when you’re going to see what I see in him.

“We want to be out before the end of the year. We’re looking at the 15th or the 22nd of December, so we’ve got a couple of dates that we’re looking at.”


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