Watch: Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle talk sparring battles

Matchroom 24/07/2015

Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle clash at the KC Lightstream Stadium on August 1 live on Sky Sports, and the pair opened up on their fiery sparring when they were amateurs in Matchroom Boxing’s exclusive promo video.

The Hull duo meet in an official eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title, but after a spicy press conference, bragging rights on home turf for the former friends turned enemies could be the biggest prize on offer.

The Lightweight stars clashed at a June media event over comments Campbell made in Boxing Monthly, and in our footage, both fighters recall their tussles at the St Paul’s Boxing Academy.

“We had some bad sparring at St Pauls,” said Campbell. “Tommy was always the kid that would try and knock you out in sparring, try and hurt you. We’re different people now, we’re not kids.”

“I can’t remember him walking into the gym but I remember him dazzling in sparring,” said Coyle. “Everyone who got in there, he had an answer for. When we used to spar, I would get this red mist come over me, I was just a teenager.

“Luke has never met anyone like me, I am all wrong for him at this stage of his career. In two seconds in the ring it can all change.”

Campbell and Coyle clash on a massive night of action in Hull, with former World title challenger Brian Rose looking for revenge in his rematch with Carson Jones, former two-weight World champion Ricky Burns back in action after his heroic performance in Texas against Omar Figueroa, Martin J. Ward defending his WBC International Super Featherweight title and unbeaten Brixton Heavyweight Dillian Whyte in action.

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