The boxer and Olympic medalist from London 2012, Luke Campbell, He made his retirement from boxing known through his social networks.
“After much thought and reflection, I have decided that now is the right time to hang up my gloves and retire from boxing,” explained Luke campbell in a statement where he informs his withdrawal. “The past year in boxing has been difficult. An extremely long training camp away from my family meant that I was only able to spend a few days with my newborn son and it also resulted in me having Christmas away from them, on the other side of the world. “
The 33-year-old boxer, who went 20-4 with 16 knockouts, said the last year was very difficult and that the main reason is to be with his family.
“It is in these moments when you realize what is really important in life,” he said. Cambell. “I have lived my dreams and have achieved more than I ever imagined. In the same way that my dad was able to witness my greatest achievements, I want to be able to do that for my children and make sure I am always there to see their greatest triumphs.
It’s been a blast, thank you.
‘Retirement statement’ pic.twitter.com/uNi2Ab86QK
– Luke Campbell MBE (@ luke11campbell) July 30, 2021
Luke Campbell’s last fight
The last fight of Campbell went against Ryan Garcia, who knocked him out in the seventh round of the fight for the interim lightweight title of the CMB, last January 2 in Dallas.
It should be remembered that in November 2020, Luke was infected with Covid-19 and his battle against García that was scheduled for December had to move to the beginning of 2021.
“Boxing has been a part of who I am since I was 13 and I would not have been able to reach half the heights that I have without the incredible support of my wife Lyndsey, who has been with me every step and blow along the way. I can’t wait to spend more time with you and our three beautiful children, ”he said.