Who is Luke Campbell? GB Olympic gold medalist fighting Darleys Perez on the Joshua vs Klitschko undercard

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All you need to know about the Hull-born lightweight boxer

WHILE Anthony Joshua prepares to fight Wladimir Klitschko, Luke Campbell will be attempting to take his professional career to the next level.

Joshua’s fellow London 2012 gold medalist fights Colombia’s Darleys Perez on the undercard at Wembley Stadium.

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Luke Campbell is fighting Darlys Perez on the Joshua vs Klitschko undercard

Here is everything you need to know about Luke Campbell.

Who is Luke Campbell?

Luke Campbell was born in Hull in 1987.

He won gold at the European Championships in 2008 before adding Olympic gold four years later with a win over Ireland’s John-Joe Nevin in London.

In 2013 he fought his first professional bout against Andy Harris  at Craven Park, home of Hull Kingston Rovers rugby league team.

As a professional he was won 16 fights and lost one.

If he beats Darleys Perez he will be number one contender to fight WBA and The Ring lightweight champion Jorge Linares.

Campbell will fight Colombian Darleys Perez

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Campbell will fight Colombian Darleys Perez

Who is Darleys Perez?

Darleys Perez was born in San Pedro de Urabá, Antioquia, Colombia, in 1983.

His professional record is 33-2-2.

Perez previously fought Britain’s Anthony Crolla twice, with the first fight ending in a draw and Crolla emerging victorious the second time.

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What are the odds for Campbell vs Perez?

Luke Campbell is strong favourite with best odds 4/9.

Perez can be backed at a best of 26/5.

Bets can be placed on the draw at odds of up to 33/1.




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