Campbell/Mendy Rematch To Be On Joshua Undercard

Campbell looks to avenge his first loss 


We have Anthony Joshua coming back either September 22 or 29 against Deontay Wilder or Alexander Povetkin. Today we have learned that Luke Campbell (18-2,15KO’s) will be on the undercard of the event.

The bout will be a rematch three years in the making as he will face the fighter that gave him his first career loss. Campbell will be in a WBC lightweight title final eliminator against Yvan Mendy (40-4,19KO’s).

Mendy defeated Campbell by split decision back in 2015 at the O2 Arena in London. Campbell has loss just once since then when he loss a split decision against former WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares.

Campbell has improved quite a bit in the last three years, ask Linares as he gave him all he can handle. He last fought on May 5th scoring a TKO victory over Troy James.

Mendy has been on a wining streak as he hasn’t lost since early 2015. He was last in the ring in December of last year, defeating Jesus Arevalo when he scored a eighth round KO. The victory gave him the WBC silver lightweight title. He however, has never faced anyone at the world level of Linares.

Ironically enough, the last time these two met was on the undercard of Joshua vs Whyte. Can Campbell capitalize on the opportunity being given to him or will we get a repeat of their last meeting. Will it be revenge or repeat? We will get the answer in late September.

By: Wilson Urena 

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