Luke Campbell has confirmed to Sky Sports that he will be fighting on the undercard of Anthony Joshua’s showdown with Dillian Whyte on December 12.
Campbell was last in action in August when he stopped rival Tommy Coyle on the ‘Rumble on the Humber’ bill in Hull with a 10th round TKO.
That saw the Olympic gold medallist climb up to eighth in the WBC rankings, and so naturally Campbell has his eyes on world champion Jorge Linares.
Linares fought in the UK earlier this year as he claimed a win over Kevin Mitchell at the O2 in London in May, but Campbell is hopeful of securing a big fight in December which will continue to help him climb the rankings and challenge for a world title sooner rather than later.
“Of course he [Linares] is on the radar. Anyone who’s got a world title belt is on my radar. For me, he is probably the lightweight that stands out in world boxing the most at the minute. He’s a three-weight world champion,” Campbell told Sky Sports.
“I believe I’m the best British lightweight around. I’m a fighter and train to be the best. No disrespect to the other guys but if you’re not thinking that about yourself, you don’t want to be in the sport of boxing.”
Prior to earning a shot at Linares, the 27-year-old will have numerous options available to him with regards to a domestic showdown.
Mitchell, WBO world champion Terry Flanagan, former champion Ricky Burns, WBA title challenger Anthony Crolla and WBA interim champion Derry Mathews make up a dominant British contingent in the lightweight division, and Campbell will hope to cross paths with them as he continues to build on his 12-0 professional record.
Nevertheless, the main priority for now will be to pass his next test on December 12 against an opponent that has yet to be named as Campbell will feature on what is expected to be a big night for British boxing.