Campbell: I’m Ready To Claim My First Title
September 22 2014
Hull star gets valuable rounds in with 7th round stoppage
After another convincing performance on Saturday night, Luke Campbell MBE now turns his attention to Daniel Brizuela and a potentially explosive night on October 25 at the Ice Arena in Hull, live on Sky Sports.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist gained a 7th round stoppage over Krzysztof Szot at Wembley Arena, only the third time the Pole has ever been stopped in his career, but now a tougher test awaits Campbell in front of his home fans on next month in Hull when he fights for the
Brizuela already has a placed etched in fight fans hearts after his rollercoaster fight of the year contender with Tommy Coyle back in February, a contest that saw each man visit the canvas four times. And with a potential Campbell-Coyle fight looming next year, the undefeated 26 year old Lightweight will be aiming to make a statement by having a far more comfortable night’s work.
“It’s what everyone’s been waiting for,” said Campbell. “I’ll have a couple of days off and then I’ll be focused on Brizuela. I’ll be ready for it come October 25. Everyone’s saying I’m going to be in for a tough test, he’s going to be in for a tough test so let’s see how it goes. Hopefully I can be the best I can be that night and give everyone a great performance.”
Coyle faces Michael Katsidis on the same night and Campbell said he has no problem in fighting his friend should the fight be made.
“Tommy and I are friends but we can put it on hold for 36 minutes, then we will be back as friends again,” said Campbell. “This is the entertainment business that we are in, and we are both entertainers.”
Campbell vs. Brizuela and Coyle vs. Katsidis lead an action packed night at the Hull Arena which sees former British Super Bantamweight champion Gavin McDonnell move on to the world stage when he faces former World Bantamweight champion Vusi Malinga over 12 rounds for the vacant WBA International Super Bantamweight title. The hard-hitting rising star Gamal Yafai appears on the bill alongside a host of young local talent in Nathon Smith, Tom Knight, Charlie Payton and Connor Seymour.
Tickets are on sale now priced £40, £60 and £120 for VIPs and are available from Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900 and at www.matchroomboxing.com