Rising star, role model and professional boxer, Hull-based Luke Campbell MBE aged 28, has been signed up by one of Europe’s most successful model agencies, London-based MOT Models.
Luke Campbell achieved his first Amateur Boxing Association title in 2007 and in 2008 he became the first English boxer to win Euro Gold since 1961.
He won a Gold Medal for Great Britain in the 2012 Olympics, becoming the first British bantamweight winner in over 100 years, making him Britain’s most successful amateur boxer.
A deal has been struck between Luke’s agent – US-based Robert Mazzucchelli -and MOT Models which involves Luke being signed up for national and international brand ambassador work, as well as modelling, in the run up to the next Olympic Games.
Alison Griffin, a Director at MOT Models said, “We have always provided clients with sporty male models. In recent months there’s been strong interest in sportsmen who can be the centre of an integrated advertising campaign.
“The Welsh Rugby player Mike Phillips was recently signed and we are now thrilled that Luke is joining the MOT Models ‘family’.”
The agency, which was founded in 1985, prides itself on its strong, positive, nurturing relationships with both models and advertising clients.
They typically serve the commercial market, namely high profile campaigns for brands including Axe / Lynx, Body Shop, Esprit, Galaxy, Samsung, Seksy and Vertu.
Luke Campbell said, “This has been a great year for me. I’ve recently become married to wonderful Lynsey, mother of my two sons.
“Now young boxers are being coached for the first time through the Luke Campbell Boxing Academy, funded by my Foundation.
“I want to explore new opportunities, such as being an ambassador for a household or fashion brand, thanks to the right kind of advertising campaign.
“I’m thrilled that MOT Models and Robert Mazzucchelli are working in partnership to help me achieve this goal.”
The bantamweight boxer turned professional in 2013 and his next fight takes place on December 12 2015.
He is already being asked about the 2016 Rio Olympics where he would like to work as a commentator.
“I’ve been boxing for 16 years now and love the sport.
“I’m thrilled to be extending my knowledge through the Hull College partnership.
“I want to win the best fights and achieve some knockout campaigns too, which will help raise my profile further and develop my career both inside and outside the ring. That’s the name of the game.”
Luke Campbell Timeline
1987 Born on September 27 1987
1999 Starts boxing aged 12, encouraged by father Bernard, at St Paul’s Amateur boxing club.
2007 Wins first Amateur Boxing Association (ABA) title
2008 Wins European ABA title (First Brit to do so since 1961)
2010 Wins Four Nations Challenge, Sheffield
2011 Wins Silver Medal at World Championships
2012 Wins Gold Medal in the Olympic Games, bantamweight division (First British bantamweight Gold in over 100 years.)
2013 Awarded MBE in New Year’s honours list. Turns professional in April.
2014 The Luke Campbell Foundation set up
2015 Undefeated in 12 professional fights (10 knockouts)
Opens Elite Boxing Academy at Hull College