Luke Campbell vs. Canelo Alvarez? ‘Cool Hand’ Calls Out the Entire Super Middleweight Division While Flaunting His New Body

Published 03/09/2021, 6:00 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 21: Luke Campbell poses for the crowds on the scales during the Anthony Joshua And Alexander Povetkin weigh in on September 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jack Thomas/Getty Images)


Former lightweight title challenger Luke Campbell has teased a massive switch in his career. The Englishman joked about moving up five weight classes to fight in the super-middleweight division while showing off his fresh look.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 15: Luke Campbell of England celebrates winning in the WBC Silver Lightweight Championship match during Boxing at Echo Arena on October 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Campbell has been out of the limelight ever since his loss to Ryan Garcia at the beginning of the year. The former Olympic Gold Medalist gave an update on his return to the ring. However, he took the chance to tease fans while doing so.

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‘Cool Hand’ took to Twitter to share a picture of him back in training. The former world title challenger showed off his bulked-up body as he started training, captioning the picture, “Putting the Super Middleweight division on notice, who wants this smoke?”

Despite the sarcasm, the post suggested that the Englishman is back in camp for his return. Moreover, it showed how much weight he cuts to fight at lightweight. However, if Campbell were to fight at super-middleweight, there’s no doubt he would want Canelo Alvarez.

He lost to Ryan Garcia, and the only way to set the record straight would be to beat Garcia’s more established teammate, Alvarez. However, the Mexican would dominate the Englishman if it was to happen.

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Who will Luke Campbell fight?

The lightweight division is one of boxing’s most exciting divisions right now. Moreover, the personalities of the fighters only add to this, with the trash-talk outside the ring. So who can Campbell fight for his comeback?

The Englishman is 33-years-old and is running out of time to push for a world title. He has stated his desire to get his hands on a belt before he retires; however, he will have to pick his next opponent carefully.

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Defeat in his next fight would all but rule out his chances. Moreover, all the big-name fighters in the division already have potential opponents lined up. Therefore, Campbell finds himself in a tricky situation.

However, since he has started training, it may be a sign that there is some development in his next move.

What do you make of this post from Luke Campbell? Who do you think he should fight next?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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