GB gold medalist Campbell retires from boxing

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Former Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell introduced his retirement from boxing on Friday, saying that he “achieved greater than I anticipated.”

Campbell received bantamweight gold at London 2012 and turned skilled after the Video games, going onto combat for a number of light-weight world titles.

“After lots of thought and reflection, I’ve determined that now’s the correct time to hold up my gloves and retire from boxing,” Campbell mentioned in a press release.

“As quickly as I first stepped into St. Paul’s Beginner Boxing Membership in Hull, my dream was all the time to win the Olympics. By profitable gold at London 2012, in entrance of my house assist and my household, I had in lots of method achieved my hopes and aspirations within the sport earlier than my skilled profession even began.”

The 33-year-old fought 24 instances as an expert, profitable 20 instances with 16 knockouts. Campbell misplaced the ultimate two fights of his profession, each world title bouts in opposition to America’s Ryan Garcia and Ukraine’s Vasyl Lomachenko.

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