Campbell expects great fight with Sykes

Luke Campbell is looking forward to his clash with Dewsbury 'warrior' Gary Sykes.
Luke Campbell is looking forward to his clash with Dewsbury 'warrior' Gary Sykes.

Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell is expecting a cracking fight against Dewsbury’s Gary Sykes when the pair meet for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title at the Sheffield Arena on March 26.

Hull’s Campbell has spent the last seven weeks training in Miami but returned to the UK this week as the build up to the clash begins.

Speaking to Sky Sports News yesterday, Campbell said: “Gary Sykes is a great fighter. He has a proven record and has been in with everyone.

“Gary is a warrior and I don’t see this as a step back in my career. I am taking Sykes very seriously.”

Sykes has only limited tickets remaining from an intial allocation for his showdown with Campbell on March 26.

Sykes received around 200 tickets, priced £40, £60, £100 or £250 for VIP passes, but they are virtually sold out and supporters wishing to go are advised to contact Gary on 07818 602702 or call in at Dicky’s Gym, Batley, as soon as possible.

Just a handful of seats on a coach from Dewsbury remain. Call James Catling on 07890 610184.