Luke Campbell may not have the name value of Anthony Joshua, but the 27 year-old lightweight from Yorkshire has made strides in the ring recently. Campbell, who won gold at the 2012 Olympics, is scheduled for a fight on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Dillian Whyte on December 12th.
Campbell's opponent has not been announced, but he will no doubt gain some shine sharing the bill with Joshua, who proclaimed himself to the boxing world with a stunning first-round knockout of Gary Cornish in September. Like Joshua, Campbell is a potent puncher, boasting a record of 10 KOs in 12 wins. That's a knockout ratio of 83%. Most recently, Campbell cinched the biggest win of his career, stopping the credible Tommy Coyle in the 10th round of a 12 round fight.
Campbell and Joshua are just two of the many standout British fighters in the sport today. It's been a long time since the UK has dominated the sport that grew up in its own borders, but with self-proclaimed "Gypsy King" Tyson Fury facing heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, we could be on the cusp of a new era of dominance for British fighters.