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Luke Campbell Lost Bigger In Build Up Than Against Jorge Linares

Luke Campbell Lost Bigger In Build Up Than Against Jorge Linares
25/9/2017

Luke Campbell

Luke Campbell Lost his first title shot against Jorge Linares which was a little compared to his loss during his build up for the fight.

Campbell during the build up for his fight with Linares lost his dad, who had been diagnosed of cancer backed in 2014. Bernard Campbell who was in Hull while he prepared for the fight in the US died at the age of 58. 

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He said he had kept the information to himself, in other to retain, the way the Linares Camp viewed him and also to ensure he did the right thing even in that turbulent state.

"If someone had found out I would have denied it. I didn't want Linares' camp thinking it was a weakness. I didn't want them thinking I was hurt," Campbell told BBC Sport . "The only thing that kept me going is I know what my dad would have wanted for me. To fight and to win.

"I had a lot to deal with in the last two weeks. All the people writing me off, the negativity and in the background my dad died. I think I shut a lot of mouths and I thought I actually won the fight.

Campbell was knocked down in the second round by Linares, but the youngster was able to overcome that to give a fight that had to go to score cards to determine the winner..
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