Luke Campbell joins Matchroom

23/04/2013 18:40

Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that 2012 bantamweight gold-medalist has joined his Matchroom stable.

The 25-year-old will make his pro debut in his home city of Hull in July, possibly at the KC Stadium.

He is expected to join the paid ranks at super feather or lightweight and is already being touted as a future world champion.

"We've finally got a real chance to have a crossover star in Luke Campbell," Hearn said. "He's impressed me not just with his ability but also his determination and popularity in Hull."

Campbell won gold in the 2012 London Olympic Games after beating John-Joe Nevin in the 56kg bantamweight division final and was later awarded an MBE in the 2013 New Year's Honours list for services to boxing.

"Every step of the amateurs was a stepping stone for when I turned professional, and I've done it for one reason and that's to be world champion," Campbell said. "This is a new chapter and I can't wait for the journey to start. I'm the most successful amateur in British history so it's good to learn that experiance and take it into the professional ranks. I've got a lot of hard work ahead of me but I'm committed. It was a difficult decision because I've been part of Team GB for 12 years and I know nothing else."