Campbell itching to fight again

  • Last Updated: July 4 2014, 9:14 BST

Luke Campbell admits he cannot wait to lace up the gloves again ahead of his return to action in Liverpool on July 12.

Luke Campbell: Returns to action on July 12
Luke Campbell: Returns to action on July 12

Campbell took time off for family reasons after racing to 5-0 in the paid ranks since turning pro in July 2013, with his last outing being a final-round stoppage of Scott Moises back in February.

The 26-year-old lightweight faces Craig Woodruff over six rounds at the Echo Arena on and the Hull star says he has a lot of frustration to unleash on the Welshman.

"It has been five months or more and I am looking forward to getting back in the ring," said 2012 Olympic gold medallist Campbell.

"The break has given me a good opportunity to spend time with my family but I have always been in the gym ticking over and working on certain things.

"Now everything is steady and good, so everybody in the family wants to see me back in the ring and doing what I do best.

"I am looking for a good performance - one which the fans will enjoy as well."

Campbell is looking forward to apparing in Liverpool alongside two of his former Team GB teammates - Anthony Joshua and Anthony Ogogo.

"It's great to be on the same bill as those two," said Campbell. "It is going to feel like a tournament, like the ones we used to box at together.

"I still see them quite regularly, Joshua probably the most, but we still all see each other and keep in contact because we are all good friends.

"It is interesting as we are all taking this next journey together, so we are all egging each other on and being there for each other when we can be.

"I have boxed at the Echo Arena a couple of times. I won European Championship gold there and I won the Great Britain Championships there as well. I have good memories of Liverpool and I have always put in good performances there, so I want to keep that going next weekend."

Campbell's return to action on a stacked bill in Liverpool as bitter rivals Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly continue to move towards a rematch as they face their second fights at Cruiserweight against Julio Cesar Dos Santos and Alejandro Valori respectively.

Rocky Fielding faces Noe Gonzalez Alcoba for the WBA Inter-Continental super-middleweight title, Callum Smith defends his WBC International super-middleweight strap against Vladine Biosse and his older brother Stephen keeps busy in an eight-round clash as he prepares to fight for a world title in the new season.

Unbeaten Liverpool featherweight John Quigley is in his 13th fight on the bill which is completed by former Team GB starlet Gamal Yafai and unbeaten Cambridge lightweight Tommy Martin.

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