Luke Campbell batters Adrian Yung en route to a fifth round stoppage
WBC #1 ranked lightweight Luke Campbell stayed in the thickets of a title shot as he pounded Adrian Yung before stopping him in the fifth round tonight at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia.
Given that Young had never been down or stopped, tonight’s performance by Campbell was a huge statement!
Campbell began the fight on the boxing off the back-foot. Young has a reputation for carrying a good punch. As a result, his opponent was very selective with his punches and not willing to get into many exchanges. Early in round three, Yung was made to bend over from a counter left to the body.
Later in the round, Campbell really found his groove; landing flush with right hooks and straight-lefts to the head of Yung.
Another body shot badly bothered Yung late in the fourth, and a follow-up right hook forced him to take a step back and take a knee. At this point, Yung was also bleeding from the right eye as a result of a right-hook.
Early in the fifth round, Yung was yet hurt again by a left hook to the body. A straight left hand to the head of a wobbling Yung caused him to back up. Sensing a finish, Campbell poured on the punches until referee Eric Dali had seen enough and called a halt to the contest at the 1:37 mark of the round.
After the fight, Campbell stated he’s ready for the title shot. When asked would he like to fight Mikey Garcia should he drop back down to Lightweight, Campbell said yes. He stated he feels he can defeat anyone in the division.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.