Date: 1st May 2017 at 10:44am
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At Wembley Stadium, on Saturday night, Luke Campbell took on Darley?s Perez in an official eliminator for the WBA world lightweight title.

Perez, a previous visitor to these shores, was expected to give the fighter from Hull a stiff test.

Campbell took a few rounds to get into his stride but showed his undoubted class by out-boxing Perez.

Perez, clearly losing the fight, suggested he?d hurt his arm as we entered the latter stages of the bout.

During the ninth-round Perez clearly decided that he?d had enough and walked towards his corner, quitting.

Campbell had the win he wanted and after the fight remarked to the media,

?Perez is a smart and patient fighter so I had to be just as smart. I?m hoping I can fight Jorge Linares by the end of the year, that?s what I want.?

Linares, who recently beat Anthony Crolla, had flown from Las Vegas to watch the fight, but if Campbell is to dethrone an excellent champion he?ll have to improve his game further.


One Reply to “Campbell Stops Perez in Nine Rounds”

  • Linares is a class above Campbell, look elsewhere for a world title Luke

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