Photos: Luke Campbell spars Yordan Frometa at Rubio’s Gym
UK Lightweight Luke Campbell 13-1-0 (11KO’s) and super lightweight Yordan Frometa 10-0-0 (7 KO’s) held an intense six-round session sparring session this week.
Campbell, who is trained by Jorge Rubio and Luis Frometa by “Chiro” Perez, were working in their training camps for upcoming fights.
A British professional boxer who currently holds the Commonwealth lightweight title, Campbell is 27 years old and as an amateur, won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics and 2008 European Championships as well as silver at the 2011 World Championships – all in the bantamweight division.
Campbell’s first professional fight took place on 13 July 2013 at Craven Park in his home city of Hull. His opponent was Andy Harris who he beat in the first round. Campbell continued his undefeated start to his career with a fifth round stoppage of Lee Connelly in Hull on 2nd November 2013. In his fifth professional bout, Campbell carried on his undefeated record and became the first person to stop Scott Moises.
In April 2014, Campbell announced that he would be taking a break from boxing, pulling out of his next scheduled bout, following his father being diagnosed with cancer. His current record reads 13-1 and Campbell is due to fight again on July 30 in the UK.
Yordan Frómeta, is a former Cuban amateur boxer who won U17 and junior world titles at featherweight. At the U17 World Championships in 2005, he edged out Onur Sipal in the final. At the National Senior Championships in 2006, he lost his semifinal to Luis Franco. At the World junior championships 2006, he defeated Hamza Kramou and narrowly beat American Sadam Ali to win again. In 2007, he moved up to lightweight but was outclassed by dominant 2005 world champion Yordenis Ugás.
In 2007, he moved up to lightweight but was outclassed by dominant 2005 World Champion Yordenis Ugás.
Frometa and Coach Perez as usual, opened training camp at the 5th St. GYM in South Miami, Fla.