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Luke Campbell









Luke Campbell, born on September 27, 1987, is a former British professional boxer who competed from 2013 to 2021. In this article, we will discuss his career achievements, personal life, and the highlights of his professional boxing career.

Career Summary

Campbell made his professional boxing debut in July 2013 against Andy Harris and won via first-round TKO at the age of 25. After that, he won 11 consecutive fights, including nine via stoppage.

At the age of 29, Campbell had his first world title fight in September 2017 against Jorge Linares for the WBA and The Ring titles. Although he put up a good fight, he ended up losing via a 12-round split decision.

However, he has some remarkable victories in his professional boxing career, such as the wins over Adrian Yung, Troy James, Yvan Mendy, Derry Mathews, Darleys Pérez, and Gary Sykes.

He has fought a total of 24 fights, with 20 wins and four losses. Sixteen of these wins were via KO, and one loss was via KO. He is currently on a two-fight losing streak, with his most recent fight being a non-title bout against the American boxer Ryan García in January 2021, which he lost via 7th round KO.

Throughout his career, he has not won a total title or defended one, and also, he has never won a title-fight KO win. But he held WBC Silver and Commonwealth lightweight titles from 2016 to 2017 at a regional level.

Career Highlights

Some of the highlights of Campbell's career include his performances in his first world-title fight and his bout against Vasyl Lomachenko.

On September 23, 2017, Campbell lost his first world-title fight against Jorge Linares via a 12-round split decision. He put up a good fight for the WBA and The Ring lightweight titles.

On August 31, 2019, in his second world-title fight, Campbell fought against Vasyl Lomachenko for the WBA, WBC (vacant), WBO, and The Ring lightweight titles. However, he suffered a loss via a 12-round unanimous decision.

Personal Life

Campbell was born in Hull, England, and supports Hull City, the local football team.

He has been married to Lynsey Kraanen, a model currently representing the UK and was recently named Britain’s Perfect Beauty for Miss World 2021. The couple has three sons together.

Campbell has a family history of boxing; his grandfather was an Irish boxing champion. Several of his relatives still live in Ireland.

Two weeks before Campbell fought for the WBA and ring lightweight titles against Jorge Linares, his father passed away, but Campbell kept the news to himself as he didn't want Linares to know about it. In an interview post-fight, he shared his struggle with this situation and how it affected him.

Campbell also appeared in the eighth series of "Dancing on Ice" on ITV in 2012, where he was paired with professional Jenna Smith. He reached the final of the show with Beth Tweddle and Matt Lapinskas.


Luke Campbell has had an outstanding career as a professional boxer, with several notable victories over other boxers throughout his time in the ring. He has faced a few defeats but has remained committed to his sport and continued to work hard to improve his skills. Along with his impressive achievements in the sport, he has a rich family history with generations devoted to the art of boxing.

Luke Campbell Fight Record

# Date Age Opponent Result Via
24 Jan 2, 2021 33 Ryan García Loss KO7
23 Aug 31, 2019 31 Vasyl Lomachenko Loss UD
22 Mar 15, 2019 31 Adrian Yung Win TKO5
21 Sep 22, 2018 30 Yvan Mendy Win UD
20 May 5, 2018 30 Troy James Win TKO5
19 Sep 23, 2017 29 Jorge Linares Loss SD
18 Apr 29, 2017 29 Darleys Pérez Win TKO9
17 Feb 25, 2017 29 Jairo Lopez Win TKO2
16 Oct 15, 2016 29 Derry Mathews Win KO4
15 Jul 30, 2016 28 Argenis Mendez Win UD
14 Mar 26, 2016 28 Gary Sykes Win TKO2
13 Dec 12, 2015 28 Yvan Mendy Loss SD
12 Aug 1, 2015 27 Tommy Coyle Win TKO10
11 May 9, 2015 27 Aboubeker Bechelaghem Win TKO3
10 Mar 7, 2015 27 Levis Morales Win TKO3
9 Oct 25, 2014 27 Daniel Brizuela Win TKO5
8 Sep 20, 2014 26 Krzysztof Szot Win TKO7
7 Aug 16, 2014 26 Steve Trumble Win KO2
6 Jul 12, 2014 26 Craig Woodruff Win UD
5 Feb 22, 2014 26 Scott Moises Win TKO8
4 Nov 23, 2013 26 Chuck Jones Win UD
3 Nov 2, 2013 26 Lee Connelly Win TKO5
2 Oct 5, 2013 26 Neil Hepper Win KO1
1 Jul 13, 2013 25 Andy Harris Win TKO1