Luke Campbell marked his second professional fight in supreme fashion with a performance that shows just how big a talent we may have on our hands.
Olympic gold medallist Campbell marked his pro debut in Hull with a lethal performance against Andy Harris in July. Campbell dispatched of Harris within one round and showed a great variety of punches in doing so.
Campbell came into this fight against Neil Hepper - a man with a record of 5-2 - in supreme confidence and once more put on a top-class display. Campbell landed some great combinations within seconds of the fight which set the tone for a very quick end.
Campbell landed a couple of straight lefts before a right hand sent his opponent crashing to the floor. Hepper returned to his feet but just endured more punishment with Campbell unleashing a vicious blow to the body.
Hepper was sent fumbling to the canvas and unable to continue. Campbell racked up another very quick victory on his record and really is starting his professional career with great momentum.
He is showing a mixture of boxing class and power that has led many suggest that he is destined to reach the top of the sport in the coming years.
Campbell is a great addition to an already very competitive domestic lightweight scene with the likes of Ricky Burns, Gavin Rees, Derry Mathews, Anthony Crolla and Tommy Coyle to name but a few. Campbell is a way off these other guys yet but for me has by far the best future in the sport.
Campbell has the potential to go right to the top of the sport and be a world champion. He has all the skill and appears to be a mature young man with the mentality necessary to be an elite level boxer.
Campbell will need to be a busy fighter and I’m sure that Eddie Hearn will keep him very busy and will need to be matched well because most of the fighters he will be going in with currently aren’t good enough to test him.
It is still very early on in his professional career but following a brilliant amateur career and now 2 great professional victories the future seems very bright for Luke Campbell.
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