Luke Campbell is a British professional boxer who won gold at the 2012 Olympics as an amateur.
He was born on September 27, 1987, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
His grandfather was an Irish boxing champion.
Campbell began boxing with his brother at age 13.
In 2007, he won the English senior ABA bantamweight title.
In 2008, Luke won gold at the European Amateur Boxing Championships in Liverpool. He defeated Detelin Dalakliev of Bulgaria in the final.
In 2011, Campbell won the silver medal at the World Amateur Championships.
In 2012, he won Olympic gold at London in the 56 kg Bantamweight division.
Luke turned professional in 2013.
On July 13, 2013, Luke won his first professional fight against Andy Harris at Craven Park in Hull. Later that year, Campbell won vs. Neil Hepper, Lee Connelly, and Chuck Jones.
Also in 2013, Campbell reached the final of Dancing On Ice, skating with professional Jenna Smith. ”It’s been a fantastic experience, I’ve loved every minute of it, I’ve learnt a new skill for life now and I’ve got some great friends out of it as well,” Luke said.
In 2014, Luke won five matches against Scott Moises, Craig Woodruff, Steve Trumble, Krzysztof Szot, and Daniel Brizuela.
In September 2017, Campbell lost his WBA lightweight title fight against Jorge Linares on a split decision.
”He’s a great champion, but I thought I outclassed him,” Luke declared after the fight. He added: ”I didn’t think he was landing any shots whatsoever, and I was catching him with all the clean shots.”
Luke also revealed that his dad (Bernard) passed away two weeks before the fight. His father was diagnosed with cancer in 2014.
”I didn’t want anyone to know,” Luke said for SkySports. ”I didn’t want Linares’ camp thinking it was a weakness. I didn’t want them thinking I was hurt.”
In December 2015, Campbell lost his first professional fight to French boxer Yvan Mendy at The O2 Arena, London, England.
In 2016, Luke won against Gary Sykes, Argenis Mendez, and Derry Mathews.
In 2017, Campbell was featured in the documentary – ”HBO Boxing.”
On August 31, 2019, Luke suffered the third loss of his professional career in a match against Vasyl Lomachenko.
”He’s a special fighter,” Luke said. He went on to say: ”I’m disappointed. Tonight was Lomachenko’s night, but my time will come.”
Lomachenko won by unanimous decision – 119-108, 119-108, 118-109.
On January 2, 2021, Campbell lost a match vs. Ryan Garcia via TKO. Luke dropped to both knees after he received a body shot at 1:58 of the seventh round. He was counted out by the referee.
”I knew it was going to be a body shot a long time ago because God told me so,” Ryan told DAZN.
”That was the hardest shot I was ever hit with,” Luke stated. ”I felt him coming on, and I was moving back, and when you move back, my body relaxed a little bit and that’s the exact time he hit me.”
Luke dropped Ryan in the second round with a left hand. However, Ryan recovered quickly.
”He caught me, I was like, ‘I got dropped, this is crazy,’” Garcia said after the match. ”I’ve never been dropped in my life. I had to adjust. I knew I could beat him, I just had to get back up.”
”Still gutted but what a battle this was,” Campbell wrote on his Instagram on January 9, 2021. ”The win is so important, but entertaining the fans is what matters most.”
Luke Campbell is married to model Lynsey Kraanen.
The couple got married at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
The two have been together since 2006.
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He has three sons with his wife, Lynsey Kraanen.
In 2015, Campbell and his wife have signed up their two sons (Leo and Lincoln) to an agency.
”They’re both good-looking kids, and Lynsey and I want to give them all the opportunities in life that we can,” Luke said.
His son, Levi Kraanen Campbell, was born on September 15, 2020.
71 inches (180 cm)
5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
”Always building, constantly evolving.”
”Even though I don’t have a world title, I think I’m an elite fighter.”
”Talent is nothing without dedication and discipline, and dedication and discipline is a talent in itself.”
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Luke Campbell – Net Worth
Campbell earned most of his wealth from wining 20 professional boxing fights. He also has 4 losses.
Luke got $400,000 guaranteed purse money from the fight with Garcia, plus a percentage of pay-per-view sales.
In 2021, he opened a premium gym called ”Coolhands fit24.”
”Through the gym, I want to show the people of Hull how passionate I am about the city and want it to be a place where everyone can come together through sport,” Campbell told Hull Daily Mail.
In 2013, Campbell inked an endorsement deal with Land Rover. He’s also sponsored by Teenzshop and Connexin. Therefore, British professional boxer Luke Campbell has an estimated net worth of $7 million.
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