London 2012 gold medallist Luke Campbell will make his professional bow in his home city of Hull on Saturday, July 13 – live on Sky Sports HD.
Craven Park is set for a blistering night of boxing on the Olympic champion Luke Campbell makes his debut on Sky Sports, while welterweight Kell Brook returns to the ring against Carson Jones.
Campbell, 25, who scooped the bantamweight title at last summer’s Olympics, will meet Gloucester’s Andy Harris in a six-round contest at rugby league outfit Hull KR’s Craven Park ground.
But the Olympian’s debut will form just part of an action-packed bill on Humberside, with a host of British hotshots in action, including Kell Brook, Lee Selby and Derry Mathews.
Brook saw his IBF welterweight title showdown with reigning champion Devon Alexander shelved three times due to injury – once to himself and twice to his opponent – so will be aiming to show that he is back fit and firing in the open-air arena in Hull.
The Sheffield star will be fighting a familiar foe, America’s Carson Jones, whom he beat on points in their previous meeting, and another high-intensity bout looks set to take place in front of the Sky Sports cameras.
Brook is well acquainted with his American adversary after he claimed victory by a majority when the pair previously locked horns at the Motorpoint Arena in July 2012.
Brook’s speed and superb technique has seen him go unbeaten in 29 bouts and he was desperately unlucky to miss out on a world title fight against Alexander.
Now fully recovered, he’ll be determined to down Jones for a second time and extend an already formidable record.
Also in action on Saturday night, featherweight prospect Lee Selby will battle unbeaten Romanian Viorel Simion, while Liverpool pugilist Mathews will combat Hull’s home hero Tommy Coyle for possession of the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title.
With London 2012 middleweight bronze medallist Anthony Ogogo, footballer-turned-fighter Curtis Woodhouse, and talented Merseysider Rocky Fielding also on the card, this is an evening of boxing not to be missed.
A full preview of this bumper night of boxing will be included in Sky Sports’ magazine show ‘Ringside’ on Thursday, with its first airing at 6.00pm on Sky Sports 4.
Then on Saturday night, Dave Clark introduces live coverage from Craven Park alongside Johnny Nelson and Glenn McCrory, who will both provide expert analysis.
Selected undercard fights will be shown via the Red Button on Sky Sports 1 from 6.00pm, ahead of the main live broadcast which starts 8.00pm on Sky Sports 1.
Big fight commentary comes from Nick Halling and Jim Watt.
All the action will be shown in a four hour-long live programme on Sky Sports 1 HD starting at 8.00pm, plus online via Sky Go.
Saturday 13th July
LIVE: 6.00pm-8.00pm Sky Sports 1 Red Button
LIVE: 8.00pm-12.00am Sky Sports 1