Luke Campbell discusses pro career beginnings, early KO’s and future
Olympic champion Luke Campbell has made the best possible start to his stint in the paid ranks after scoring successive first round stoppages since inking his lucrative deal with Matchroom.
The 26 year-old, who impressed in claiming gold at London 2012 games, has continued to ride the crest of his summer wave and heads into his third pro fight on November 2 in great shape.
Campbell makes another return to his hometown of Hull following his 88-second debut win against Andy Morris at Craven Park in July and has been pencilled in for another six rounder by Eddie Hearn, this time against Derbyshire’s Lee Connelly.
The talented contender, who can operate at super-featherweight or lightweight, has made the transition from amateur status with effortless ease and Campbell hopes to maintain the good form that has most predicting a title-laden future for the Yorkshireman.
“I am enjoying it, it’s hard but I’m learning and my body is adapting,” Campbell told World Boxing News.
“As far as the beginning of my career goes I couldn’t of asked for anything better, but I don’t underestimate or take anyone for granted. I’m staying completely focused.”
Asked whether he hopes to get some rounds in the bank after spending just three and half minutes in the ring, Campbell stated he is happy to take a win anyway it comes and is prepared for any eventuality.
“What ever it maybe,” said Campbell. “I am not too concerned whether that’s six rounds or one. I always expect to do the full rounds and train with the expectation of going the distance.
“Either way, I have got to be on the ball for the 2nd of November, but if that’s successful I will be out again before Christmas. Right now, all I am thinking about is next month’s fight.”
The future is certainly a bright one for Campbell judging by his first two stoppages, with the Briton aiming to keep up his good form into the New Year and beyond – as the calibre of opposition he faces improves as he does.
“I hope to get wiser, faster, stronger over the next twelve month’s and obviously be in a better position then what I’m at now beginning on November 2nd,” added Campbell.