Luke Campbell

Did you know?

As of September 2019, Campbell is ranked as the world’s fifth best active lightweight by boxing magazine The Ring; sixth by boxing records website BoxRec; and eighth by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.

Luke Campbell

Early Life

Luke Campbell was born on 27th September 1987 in Hull. Luke Campbell’s grandfather was an Irish boxing champion and members of Campbell’s family still live in Ireland.

As an amateur, Campbell won gold at the 2008 European Championships and 2012 Olympics, and silver at the 2011 World Championships, all in the bantamweight division.

2012 – At the London Olympics, Campbell won gold in the 56 kg Bantamweight division after beating Ireland’s John Joe Nevin 14:11. He was the first bantamweight boxer to win Olympic gold for Great Britain since Henry Thomas in 1908. A post box on Hessle Road, Hull, was painted gold to celebrate this achievement!

2013 – Luke Campbell was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the New Year Honours for services to boxing.

2015 – Luke Campbell beat another local Hull boxer, Tommy Coyle, for the vacant International Lightweight Title.

2016 – Luke Campbell won the WBC (World Boxing Council) Silver Lightweight Title and the Commonwealth Lightweight title.

  • Luke Campbell in his home town of Hull

Learning resources

Example Questions

  • When was Jessica Ennis-Hill born?

  • What city is Luke Campbell from?

  • Name a club Dean Windass played for?

  • What year did Luke Campbell first win Olympic gold?

  • What is Jessica Ennis-Hill’s job?

  • What year was Luke Campbell awarded an MBE?

  • Why was Jessica Ennis-Hill made a Dame (DBE) in 2017?

  • Name one of the jobs Dean Windass did before he was a footballer?

  • What colour were the post boxes on Hessle Road painted after the 2012 Olympic games?

  • What year did Jessica Ennis-Hill retire?

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