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Luke Campbell takes break from boxing after father is diagnosed with cancer

Luke Campbell reveals that he is taking a break from boxing after his father was diagnosed with cancer.

Luke Campbell has confirmed that he is taking a break from boxing after his father was diagnosed with cancer.

The 26-year-old was expected to fight for the sixth time as a professional in Manchester this Saturday, but he has pulled out of the bout to spend more time with his family.

"Following my father's cancer diagnosis, I have decided to take a break from competing," the Olympic gold medallist revealed on his website.

"The last few months have been particularly difficult for my family and I and it's been hard to focus on my training.

"Anyone that knows me will tell you how meticulous I am with my preparation going into a fight. With this in mind, I feel it is only right to be with my family at this difficult time until I can fully focus on my boxing."

Campbell has won all five of his bouts since turning professional last year.

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