Luke Campbell: I will be at my best


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Hull’s Luke Campbell says he is totally focused and ready to shock the world ahead of his fight with Jorge Linares.

Linares, a three-weight world champion, is the heavy favourite as he looks to continue his dominance at lightweight.

Campbell will fight for his first world title since turning professional in 2013, just a year after winning Olympic Gold.

The 29-year-old grabbed the headlines when winning gold at the 2012 Olympics in London and he is confident he has the same focus levels as he did back then.

The duo will meet at The Forum in Inglewood, California, and Campbell can make history this weekend.

A win will see him join the likes of Anthony Joshua and James DeGale by winning a world title and Olympic Gold and Campbell is ready to shine.

He told Sky Sports: “I am feeling great, really good. “I’ve never felt this focused before…actually I am lying, the last time I was this focused was in the Olympic Games.

“I am focused, I am determined and you will see the best of Luke Campbell.”

Linares has already beaten British duo Kevin Mitchell and Anthony Crolla but Campbell insists he will show a nasty side to him when they enter the ring.

He added: “I respect what he’s done in the sport and we are getting into the ring to fight each other so before, why does there need to be any disrespect going on?

“He’s a champion and I respect him for that but when that bell goes it all goes out the window.”

Linares is priced at 1.22 to win, with the draw priced at 26.00, while Campbell is available at odds of 4.33 to win.

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