Luke Campbell Quotes.
Why would I want to be fighting someone no one has heard of for the world title?
I always rated Luis Ortiz as one of the best heavyweights.
It’s not like you are going to see a new me already against Gary Sykes, but you will see a lot more of what I’m capable of.
I treat everyone the same when I speak to them, I am never rude or nasty.
I appreciate all my supporters, I’ve had massive support.
I was that hyperactive when I was growing up, I rarely sat still to watch sport. I was always out there ‘doing.’
It’s really, really painful for me to actually say the words out loud: ‘I got beat.’
I don’t get things gifted to me.
I’m learning all the time.
I have always said the Olympics was a great grounding for me, to have that pressure on top of me, the whole nation watching you in my own country.
I want to fight among the elite and beat fighters in the elite.
I’ve got really good footwork and fast hands myself. I can set traps too.
I played Rugby League at school but once I got to the age of 14, I had to make a choice and decided to stick with boxing.
That’s the problem in life nowadays – too many people look at what they haven’t got. I just think: ‘I’ve got a beautiful wife, family, good friends, beautiful home. I don’t need anything. I won’t change nothing.’
I was diagnosed with dyslexia – I struggled a lot in school and didn’t enjoy it. I’m not great when it comes to sitting in a classroom – I’m much more about doing things. Boxing massively helped with that frustration and anger.
Fighting away from home doesn’t bother me.
I’ve got a good chin, trust me.
I always had faith in myself, otherwise I wouldn’t be in the sport.
I have had a close-knit group of friends since I was a kid; they are my friends.
I sometimes train twice a day, so usually save my carbs for the evening.
I always had that get-up-and-go to work for myself – I never wanted a nine-to-five job.
I love a challenge.
I like reading autobiographies and magazines like Boxing News and Men’s Health, especially when away for tournaments.
I want to be the best.
People can expect a career-best performance from me against Fortuna.
Losing has changed my whole persona about fighting.
If you treat me nice, I will treat you nice.
I strive to be the best day in, day out.
Fortuna is tricky, he’s a southpaw like me. But you’ve got to adapt to whatever is in front of you.
At one point I was looking to get out, didn’t want to box any more.
I’m very proud to be from Hull.
Kings of Leon are good but I like anything from Rihanna to Frank Sinatra.
It’s my dream to be a world champion and I will become a world champion.
Losing is very painful for me.
I played in the school football team, as a striker, and in year 7 and 8 I was one of the leading goalscorers.
I have always had my mum and wife worry about me and ask about retiring – but it was different hearing it from my son.
When you turn professional with the amount of medals that I’ve won, then you have to assume that big things are expected of you and I’ve always tried my best to live with that.
I left school at 16, with GCSEs, and went boxing full-time.
There came a time in my life where I just wanted to go out there and get myself a job somewhere. Boxing was all I had in my life for so long and there just came a point where the whole thing just became a bit too much for me.
I don’t believe losing my unbeaten record has delayed me in my ambitions. I believe it was just a hard lesson learned and that’s it.
Every champion was once a challenger.
There are world champions out there that no one has heard of. I don’t want to be one of those guys.
I’m strong mentally and I’m confident I can beat anyone out there.
I tried to go to college; I just picked a trade, did a plumbing test – and failed. And then I thought, ‘I may as well look at things I have a passion for and enjoy.’ And I went forward with my boxing.
If ever you’ve been hit by a body shot, you know it’s a sickener.
All these expectations on me exist because of me in the first place.
Wilder has taken the hardest fights, out of any heavyweight in the world. He’s fought the most difficult fighters, in my opinion.
I just can’t wait until we beat this coronavirus so the world can get on as normal and I can get back to boxing and doing what I do best.
I’ve never had it easy in boxing, from day one, never. I’ve never asked for an easy run.
I’m always like this after fights – I can’t sleep, I’m only getting a couple of hours a night for three or four days then all of a sudden I’m wiped out for a full night where I don’t even move.
I was close to my dad.
I’m a family man.
My family, my city, everyone has been so supportive.
A lot of my family and friends have seen how disciplined I’ve been and they are just so proud of me. I’m happy I could make them proud of me.
Not only can I box and be skilful, I guess people know how tough I am now as well.