Matchroom expected to unveil Olympic champion tomorrow

Phil Jay 22/04/2013

London 2012 hero Luke Campbell is widely tipped to sign professional forms with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing stable tomorrow as a press announcement is lined up to officially break the news.

The 25 year-old from Hull, who took the bantamweight gold medal at the Olympics last summer, has been regularly spotted at Hearn’s side at Matchroom promotions since his victory and the formalities of him joining are now set to be concluded.

Campbell should then expect a headline show, possibly in his hometown in the next few months, along with some high profile appearances on top undercards in what will be a busy second half of 2013 for the top prospect.

The signing of Campbell adds more weight to a huge array of prospects at Matchroom, with former team-mates Thomas Stalker, Callum Smith and Kal Yafai all flourishing under the tutelage of Hearn.