Luke Campbell has his eyes set on the WBC interim Lightweight title and to avoid any excuses is determined to avoid the Judge’s score cards when he takes on Ryan Garcia on the 2nd of January, 2021.
The 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist has moved over to the United States in preparation for the clash and won’t be spending the Christmas with his family in the UK. The 33 year old says his motivation is his Family and there is nothing beyond that for anyone.
“It is hard. But I have to keep reminding myself that what I am doing is all for my family. I want to be a world champion for me, I have to be selfish in how I live my life,” Campbell told The Sun.
“But the extras that come with being a world champion are for my family, so they will be secure and free to find much easier jobs than being punched in the face for a living! I have been away in camp for so many months now, it was only during the first lockdown where I got some time at home, so at least now I know the light is coming at the end of the tunnel.”
Campbell has been defeated thrice, twice in titles fights. He was first defeated by Jorge Linares, then Vasily Lomachenko. His other loss was a Decision to Yvan Mendy, whom he defeated in their rematch back in 2018. Linares defeated Campbell in 2017, while Lomachenko defeat Campbell in 2019.
Campbell acknowledges that he needs a convincing victory and with that will try to take the fight away from the judge’s score cards. He believes in Garcia’s talents but unless, he is unbelievable, Campbell will be going home with a win.
“I try not to think about whether I need a knockout or stoppage. But I would be kidding myself if I did not think it has to be convincing. All I can do is try to keep it out of the judges’ hands,” Campbell said.
“I will find him out. Unless he really is this unbelievable talent and has been dedicated for his whole life — like I have — I will be coming back with a win and I will go on to become world champion.”