Luke is not only a star of Hull, but he’s one of #OurStars too! We asked him all about his star likes and what he wishes for this year…
Name: Luke Campbell
Job title: Professional boxer
A little bit about yourself…
I was born in Hull and started boxing at the age of 11 for St. Paul’s Boxing Club. In 2007 I won my first national title and I retained the title in 2008 along with becoming the first British boxer to win the European title since 1961. In 2012 I won the Olympic Gold medal for Great Britain and achieved my dream. After taking a year out of boxing I made several TV appearances including ‘Dancing on Ice’ before making my professional boxing debut in summer 2013 at Craven park in Hull which I won by KO in round one. I have now amassed a record of 16(13ko)-1 and I’m looking to secure a world title fight in Hull in its year as the City of Culture.
Hull: I love the city and couldn’t thank the people of Hull enough for the support they have shown me throughout my career
Music: I listen to anything really; I’m enjoying Callum Scott’s work at the minute.
Hobby: I love going on holiday with my family. I live a pretty hectic lifestyle so it’s always nice to relax and spend some quality time with them.
Food: My profession involves making weight which comes with a strict diet, so on the rare occasions I do get to treat myself, I have a sweet tooth, so chocolate and ice cream are top of the list.
Film: I like action & comedy films especially the old stuff anything with Jean Claude Van Damme. Will Smith is also a favorite actor of mine; films such as ‘Hitch’ are always good for a laugh
Sport: My life revolves around boxing so I don’t really get much time to enjoy other sports as much as I would like. I do try and follow Hull’s football and rugby teams as much as possible and it’s great to see some Hull born stars such as Danny Houghton doing great.
Place: As much as I love Hull, I also love a bit of nice weather so I enjoy visiting places like Dubai & Miami.
And, finally, two questions to finish ….
If your wishes could be granted, what would you ask for?
To win the World Title fight in Hull 2017
Which celebrity would you like to meet?
I’m a fan of Tom Hardy so it would be pretty cool to meet him.
What three things would you like with you on a desert island?
My wife and 2 boys.
Who do you most admire?
My mum is my inspiration.