EXCLUSIVE: Ex-champ Nate Campbell fulfils UK dream on Amir Khan bill

Nate Campbell

Evergreen American veteran Nate Campbell has told WBN of his delight at securing a place on the Amir Khan v Julio Diaz bill on April 27 at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield.

The 41-year-old, who held the unified lightweight title between 2008 and 2009 without losing it in the ring, has never shirked a challenge outside of his home country.

He is looking forward to his first fight on British soil.

Campbell takes undefeated Prizefighter champion, Terry Flanagan, on the high-profile bill and has admitted that he doesn’t know too much about his opponent from Manchester.

“I have not seen a lot on Terry Flanagan, but from what I have seen, he’s coming to fight. As will I,” Campbell told World Boxing News.

“I am over the moon about finally fighting in the UK. It’s been a dream. I also hoped I can get to see London before coming home.”


When asked by WBN how long he wants to continue in the sport after a mixed set of results and a semi-retirement in the last three years, Campbell stated: “I want a route back to my 135 titles.

“That is in my future, but right now the only thing I am focused on is Mr. Terry Flannigan.”