Boxing star Luke Campbell has told why he was keen to support a Hull mum’s fundraiser in aid of a city baby unit.
The Olympic champion attended a family fun day organised by Linzi Cropper, whose 2lb “miracle” baby, Frankie, was in Hull Women and Children’s Hospital neonatal intensive care unit for 74 days after being born at 26 just weeks.
Campbell was pleased to accept Linzi's invitation to attend the fundraiser, held at Busy Bees Day Nursery in Beverley.
Campbell, 31, says: “My first born was born five weeks early so this fundraiser was a good cause.
“There’s so much worry for the parents when they have an early birth.
Luke Campbell will take on Darleys Perez to close in on a world title challenge on the undercard of Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko.
Luke Campbell believes his pursuit of a world title is being helped by the overwhelming backing of everyone in Hull.
Luke Campbell stayed on course for a world title fight after a second-round stoppage of Jairo Lopez at Hull Ice Arena.
The former Olympic gold medallist was a class above Lopez, who was rescued by the referee after being floored heavily in the second, as Campbell successfully defended his WBC silver lightweight title.