Luke Campbell topped, what was, a brilliant night of boxing in Hull on Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport bill.
Campbell was for many the star attraction making his pro debut in his home-city. He put on a display which shows just why so many are excited about his future.
Campbell was absolutely punch-perfect in this fight and destroyed his opponent Andy Harris. Campbell showed his incredible hand-speed and accuracy to the full. He was brutal in there and it was over so quickly.
He knocked Harris down twice and then the ref stepped in all within one minute 28 seconds of the first round. It was breath-taking stuff from a very promising young boxer. Yes it was expected that Campbell would win but still to win in such a fashion is brilliant.
Luke Campbell had huge support and with performances such as this that looks set to continue and grow and he develops in the pro’s. Promoter Hearn has confirmed that Campbell is going to be kept very active over the next year and will appear on the under-card of the Ricky Burns fight in Glasgow on the 7 September.
If Campbell can carry on developing and remain grounded then he has all the ability to win a world title. He is entering a very competitive domestic scene at lightweight with the likes of Ricky Burns, Anthony Crolla, Gavin Rees, Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle but one would expect that these fights are a way off yet. When and if such fights do come around then I believe Campbell will win them as he has a certain class about his work that most simply don’t have.
A top performance from Britain’s most successful ever amateur who appears to be on his way to being a great success as a professional. Keep watching this young man because if this fight is anything to go by then Campbell is going to make a real impression over the coming years.
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