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Campbell defeated by Linares in California

Jorge Linares defeated Luke Campbell by split decision to retain the WBA Lightweight title, in California. Campbell stepped into the ring for his first title fight and though defeated, proved it wont be long before a belt is around his waist. Campbell had to work hard, especially after a second round knockdown, and Linares had the 29 year old on the back foot as Linares caught Campbell with a right hand and another that brought the challenger down early on, along with a cut under his eye. Campbell came back at Linares in the fifth, with both trading body blows ...

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Luke Campbell eyes titles ahead of clash with Jorge Linares

Luke Campbell steps into the ring in Los Angeles this Saturday night when he faces Jorge Linares for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles. Linares, a three-division world champion of Barinas, Venezuela, who has captured titles in the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight division, has spent much of his career in Japan. This time, however, Linares will fight in the U.S. for the first time in three years after first winning and then defending his titles against former WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla in the latter’s hometown of Manchester, England. “I am excited to ...

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Campbell takes on Perez in Eliminator at Wembley

Olympic Gold Medal hero Luke Campbell MBE, current WBC Silver title holder, takes on Colombian Darleys Perez in an Eliminator on the 29th April 2017 at Wembley Stadium for a chance at the WBA Lightweight title. The winner of the bout will face WBA Lightweight Champion Jorge Linares, who defended the title in a rematch against Anthony Crolla in Manchester last month. Luke Campbell defended his WBC Silver title in February when making easy work of opponent Jairo Lopez when referee John David Lewis stopped the fight after Lopez’ 2nd round knock down. Now Campbell has his sights on the ...

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