Lem’s latest: Campbell, Smith on Shawn Porter-Kell Brook card
Unbeaten fighters Luke Campbell and Callum Smith of England will compete in lightweight and super middleweight bouts, respectively, in support of the main event between IBF welterweight beltholder Shawn Porter and Kell Brook on August 16 at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced on Friday.
Making their debuts on American soil, Campbell (6-0, 4 KOs), 26, is coming off a decision over Craig Woodruff on July 12 and Smith (12-0, 9 KOs), 24, a unanimous decision over Vladine Biosse on the same night. Campbell is a 2012 Olympic gold medalist.
Campbell and Smith will face opponents to be determined.
“I’m delighted to be able to get Luke and Callum their first taste of action in America as pros. I believe both fighters will be a real hit with both fans and pundits across the pond and I expect that they will both return there in the future in world title fights,” said Hearn in a statement.
“It’s all part of the development of our great young fighters. New experiences, new atmospheres, all part of making then the finished articles. It’s also a great bonus for Kell’s travelling fans to see two rising stars from Britain perform on such a massive stage.”