Date: 22nd September 2017 at 2:20pm
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This weekend Luke Campbell, a gold medal winner at the 2012 London Olympics, challenges Jorge Linares for the WBA lightweight world title.

The fight will take place in Inglewood, California and will be the Hull fighter?s first fight in the US.

The fight also represents the hardest task Campbell has faced in a professional career that has seen him win all but one of his professional fights.

Linares is no stranger to the UK boxing public, the 32-year-old Venezuelan has fought in the UK on three occasion, the first time saw him beat Kevin Mitchell whilst the latter two have been world title fights with Anthony Crolla, during which he showed his class.

However, Campbell has gone to the states full of confidence and has remarked about the task he faces,

‘This is why I’m in boxing, for the challenges.

‘The best Luke Campbell will be there Saturday.

‘Linares is a great champion but I feel this is the time.

‘I am happy to be the underdog. I’m on this stage where the world will see how good I am.

‘If anything I feel less pressured. When you have your home crowd it can sometimes add pressure to you.

‘It’s a fantastic way to introduce myself to the American market and this is my opportunity to show what I’ve got.’

Linares though, is a class above those Campbell has fought before, he?s a four-time world champion in three different weight classes and he?s ready to face Campbell with the fighter remarking,

‘Luke Campbell is an amazing boxer.

‘He looks hungry but this time I feel so good, better than the second fight with Crolla so I am ready.

Ominous words for the challenger to consider.