Campbell eager to climb back in boxing ring

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Olympic champion Luke Campbell is relishing the opportunity to resume his professional career next week.

Campbell, the bantamweight gold medallist at London 2012, had compiled a 5-0 record, since switching to the paid ranks last year but he has recently taken time out for family reasons.

The Hull southpaw will be back in action on the undercard to Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly’s bouts at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on July 12 and will face Welshman Craig Woodruff in a six-round bout.

“It has been five months or more and I am looking forward to getting back in the ring,” said Campbell. “The break has given me a good opportunity to spend time with my family and I have always been in the gym ticking over and working on certain things. Now everything is steady and good everybody in the family wants to see me back in the ring and doing what I do best.”