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Luke Campbell - Drops, Stops and Dominates Jairo Lopez

By Elliot Foster

Luke Campbell capitalised on the momentum from his last victory to expertly dispatch of foreign opposition.

The WBC Silver lightweight champion, who drilled through Liverpool’s Derry Mathews last October, got rid of Mexico’s Jairo Lopez in similar fashion, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Campbell has been in Miami with coach Jorge Rubio preparing for this fight which was the chief supporting clash to Gavin McDonnell’s clash against Rey Vargas for the vacant WBC super-bantamweight world title.

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He needed to be dominant and a class above –– and that’s what the Hull man (now 16-1, 12 KOs) did at his hometown Ice Arena.

Lopez, who slips to 21-7 with 14 KOs in defeat, was outclassed in the opener and knocked down before being quite literally saved by the bell.

But the referee, Ian-John Lewis, didn’t leave it much later to call the fight to a halt after another barrage and a scintillating uppercut left Campbell’s foe spitting out the gumshield for the second time and looking for a way out.

The ending came at one minute and 19 seconds of the second round.

“I knew Lopez was going to be tough, pressure me and rough me up,” Campbell told Sky Sports afterwards.

“I was being told to be calm, be smart and stop going like a crazy man. I did as I was told, hit him with one shot and he was gone.

“Lopez was another stepping stone, it was a different style, another test for me. I’m building, I’m on the right path and I want to be world champion.”

Promoter Eddie Hearn said that the rematch with Yvan Mendy, the fighter who Campbell lost his undefeated record to back in December 2015, is a fight that the team are after and says it’s one “we’re trying to get over the line.”

Boxing Scene understands that an announcement is imminent that Campbell –– the number three contender with the WBC –– will be added to the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title showdown against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 at Wembley Stadium.

Also on the McDonnell-Vargas card, there was a victory for light-heavyweight Dec Spelman.

The undefeated Scunthorpe man, 25, advanced to 11-0 with seven early, stopping veteran Nathan King –– who slips to 14-27 (1 KO) in defeat –– after one minute and 49 seconds of the third. 

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NEETzsche on 02-25-2017

Awful opponent but Hearn says the Mendy rematch is next, which should be very interesting. I think Campbell wins a close one this time

Comment by LacedUp on 02-25-2017

Pretty good KO. Who was that road sweeper though? :thinking:

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-25-2017

Not saying much here a little pictures maybe B - fighter [MENTION=150566]BEST[/MENTION]... Shame on the WBC for such a weak effort for a" contender"....

Comment by dazzo16 on 02-25-2017

something not quite likeable about the kkunt, much like ward, canelo, wilder

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