Luke Campbell: "That's exactly what I needed"

Luke Campbell says that defeating Lee Connelly was an ideal experience.

Luke Campbell has said that defeating Lee Connelly was an ideal experience at this stage of his fledgling career.

The 26-year-old stopped Connelly in round five in his hometown of Hull on Saturday night.

After the fight, Olympic champion Campbell was full of praise for his opponent.

"That's exactly what I needed," Campbell told Sky Sports News. "All credit to Lee, what a tough guy he is, he's a little warrior and I just couldn't break him. He'd have gone to the end, I'm sure he would.

"It was a great fight as I needed some rounds. But it's only my third fight and I'm learning all the time.

"I think the referee definitely made the right decision because he was taking a fair few shots."

Campbell has won all three of his professional fights to date.

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