Hull's Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell took to social media last night to thank his supporters as he made his professional return to the ring. The 26-year-old faced Craig Woodruff at Liverpool's Echo Arena after a five-month lay off while his father had treatment for cancer.
Campbell won on points against the Welshman to maintain his unbeaten record.
Liverpool was great tonight ?. Great positive support after my lay off, thank you. #alwaysaimtobebetter
Very awkward opponent 2night after 6months, styles make fights. Got the job done got better each rd n a great learner. Thank u 4the support?
Luke Campbell has been speaking to ITV News about his return this week to the boxing ring. He has had a five month break while his father received treatment for cancer.
Hull's Olympic boxing champion Luke Campbell returns to the ring this weekend, following a five month lay-off while his father received treatment for cancer.
Campbell, who fights Welshman Craig Woodruff at Liverpool's Echo Arena, says it has been the most difficult period of career so far.
Passengers arriving at Sheffield Train Station this morning saw something unusual - Olympic boxer Luke Campbell cycling a bubble bicycle.
The company has just taken delivery of larger trains which mean more space for passengers.
The gold medalist from Hull was helping to launch the new and improved train services from First Transpennine Express:
Hull's Olympic champion Luke Campbell has announced he will take a break from competing.
It follows his father's cancer diagnosis.
He said: "Just wanted to share something with you all. Following my father’s cancer diagnosis, I have decided to take a break from competing.
"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's only right to be with my family at this difficult time until I can fully focus on my boxing.
My family and I thank everyone for their support and understanding and I look forward to returning to action in the near future."
This Saturday there's a big night of boxing at Hull's Ice Arena. Topping the bill is hometown hero Luke Campbell, who takes the next step in his professional career.
Driffield's Curtis Woodhouse is also in action. The former professional footballer fights Darren Hamilton for the British light-welterweight title in what Curtis says will be his last fight. He'll hope to go out on a high as Chris Dawkes reports.
Hull boxing champion Luke Campbell will help deliver the official Rugby League World Cup 2013 trophy onto the pitch at the city's final game this afternoon as England take on Fiji (Group A) for Hull's third RLWC2013 game at KC Stadium.
"I am very honoured to be part of the game this Saturday by taking the trophy onto the pitch with the great Johnny Whiteley. It's also a great occasion for the city and I hope everyone enjoys the game."
Hull's Olympic champion Luke Campbell put youngsters through their paces at an event to inspire volunteers today.
Youth Workers from the city, working with St. Pauls Boxing Club, were at Woodford Leisure Centre to promote sport in the city.
The event is part of the Join In Summer 2013, the official volunteering legacy project from the Games.
Running over the anniversary period of the Games, the scheme will see over 10,000 local events put on across the UK, aiming to attract half a million people and 100,000 new volunteers.
Pauline Beach, from Hull City Council, said: "Since the Olympics we have seen an increase in volunteering, of people of all ages and all walks of life. This event provides another chance for people to find out more about the benefits of volunteering and what opportunities there are in Hull."
Luke Campbell, Hull's olympic boxing champion will be inspiring young people to get involved in grassroots sports in Hull today.
The gold medallist will met children in the city and share tips on achieving sporting success.
Organisers of the event especially want children to volunteer in sports, to find the GB olympic champions of the future.
"Volunteers are vital in sport, and I encourage people to get involved and go that extra mile. You don't have to be a sports star to shine, join in and find out how to make a difference." - Councillor Geraghty, Hull City Council.
Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell will be inspiring young people in his home city later, in the hope of getting more children involved in volunteering for grassroots sports.
The children will have a chance to join a "take a pad" session with Luke, where they will meet him face-to-face and learn some expert tips on how to become an sporting star of the future.