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Luke Campbell

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:

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


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