British Boxer Luke Campbell to Face Frenchman Yvan Mendy at London’s O2 Thursday 3 December 2015 PDF Print this fight with Mendy is massive for me before moving towards a world title fight in 2016 Olympic bantamweight champion Luke Campbell MBE has announced French champion Yvan Mendy as his opponent for a fight at ‘Bad Intentions – A Night of Championship Boxing’ on Saturday December 12 at the O2 Arena in London. Hull born and bred Luke Campbell, although best known for his victory in the 2012 London Olympic Games, has carved a successful career in both amateur and, since 2013, professional boxing. He achieved his first Amateur Boxing Association title in 2007 and in 2008 he became the first English boxer to win European Gold since 1961. He was the first British Olympic bantamweight champion for over a hundred years. Since turning professional, he has won all 12 of his fights, ending ten with knockouts. Speaking about the upcoming fight, Luke said, "A big win at the O2 will be the perfect end to a great year for me. "Beating Tommy Coyle in the huge show in Hull in the summer was great, but this fight with Mendy is massive for me before moving towards a world title fight in 2016.” In August, Luke was married to Lynsey Campbell (née Kraanen) in Florida. They live in Hessle, near Hull, with their two sons, Leo, aged five, and Lincoln, aged three. Luke and Lynsey have signed up for family modelling shoots with one of Europe’s most successful model agencies, London-based MOT Models. MOT Models, which was founded in 1985, prides itself on its strong, positive, nurturing relationships with both models and advertising clients. They typically serve the commercial market, namely high profile campaigns for brands including Axe (Lynx), Body Shop, Esprit, Galaxy, Samsung, Seksy and Vertu. An interview with Luke can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srM1Z8MewMY Luke Campbell Timeline 1987 Born on September 27 1999 Starts boxing aged 12, encouraged by father Bernard, at St Paul’s Amateur boxing club 2007 Wins first Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) title 2008 Wins European ABA title (First Briton to do so since 1961) 2010 Becomes a father for the first time and wins Four Nations Challenge, Sheffield 2011 Wins Silver Medal at World Championships 2012 Wins Gold Medal in the Olympic Games, bantamweight division (First British bantamweight Gold in over 100 years) 2013 Awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list. Turns professional in April. 2014 The Luke Campbell Foundation set up 2015 Marries sweetheart Lynsey Kraanen 2015 Undefeated in 12 professional fights (10 knockouts) Opens Elite Boxing Academy at Hull College Links: Luke Campbell Website: http://www.lukecampbellofficial.co.uk/ Luke Campbell on Twitter: https://twitter.com/luke11campbell MOT Models website: http://www.motmodel.com Luke Campbell on the MOT Models website: http://www.motmodel.com/DetailX.aspx?model_id=7499&curpage=0... Lynsey Campbell on MOT Models: http://www.motmodel.com/Detail.aspx?model_id=7498&search=lyn... The Campbell family on MOT Models: http://www.motmodel.com/Detail.aspx?model_id=7594&search=cam... MOT Models on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MOTmodels ENDS Issued on behalf of MOT Models. Image of Luke Campbell provided. For further information, please contact Tina Fotherby on +44 (0)7703 409 622 or email email@example.com or contact George Murdoch on +44 (0)7834 643 977 or email George@famouspublicity.com at Famous Publicity. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of MOT models in the following categories: Men's Interest, Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Sport, Media & Marketing, Retail & Fashion, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.