Luke Campbell: Olympic champion taking break from boxing

Luke Campbell

Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell is taking a break from boxing after his father was diagnosed with cancer.

The 26-year-old lightweight, who has won all five of his bouts since turning professional, was due to fight in Manchester on Saturday.

But he has pulled out in order to spend more time with his family.

"The last few months have been particularly difficult for my family and it's been hard to focus on my training," Campbell said.

"Anyone that knows me will tell you how meticulous I am with my preparation going into a fight.

"With this in mind, I feel it is only right to be with my family at this difficult time until I can fully focus on my boxing.

"My family and I thank everyone for their support and understanding and I look forward to returning to action in the near future."

Campbell beat John Joe Nevin to win gold at London 2012.

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