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Campbell Taken the Distance

With one Olympic gold medal winner, in the shape of Anthony Joshua, having been withdrawn from the Froch v Groves undercard, it was left to Luke Campbell to fly the Olympic flag.

Campbell, having his fourth professional fight and having won the first three by knockout, was taken the distance by his opponent, the Welshman, Chuck Jones.

Jones had taken the fight at short notice and was put under the cosh, early on, by Campbell as he walked on to a left hand very early on. Campbell looked impressive, troubling his opponent with his quick hands but Jones proved to be a resolute, if limited, opponent.

As we entered the final round, Campbell tried for the stoppage to maintain his 100% knockout record but the Welshman wouldn’t concede and Campbell was forced to settle for a points win.

After the bout, Campbell spoke about his performance, remarking,

'There were a fair few changes of opponents by no-one's fault. You've got to get in there and cope with what is in front of you.”

'I would never say I would lack a bit of motivation. I didn't know anything about the kid. I just got in there and did what I did without looking at any tapes or anything like that.'


Here at Vital Boxing, we feel the six rounds Campbell boxed on the undercard will have taught him far more than those three quick knockouts would have done.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 24 2013

Time: 4:41PM

 

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