First Hull, then the world! Campbell sets sights on titles after turning professional
, beating Ireland's John Joe Nevin in the final to win the gold medal.
He was awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List and will make his debut in his home city of Hull in July, possibly at the KC Stadium.
Sign on the dotted line: Luke Campbell has tuned professional with Eddie Hearn at Matchroom
'I've been an amateur boxer for 13 years and won medals at every elite tournament,' Campbell said.
'I've had time out after the Olympics to rest my body and mind and the passion burns inside me for this new journey.
'I've got the best team around me and I'm confident we an go all the way together.'
Campbell, who will fight at super featherweight or lightweight, is excited to be making his debut in his home city.
'I've never stopped training; I had five weeks off after the Games then I was back in the gym ticking over. It's a sport i thrive to be the best at; champions never rest.
'I'm training in different gyms. I'm still learning; I might be Olympic champion but I've got lots to learn.
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'There is going to be a massive show in the first or second week of July and it is going to be an outdoor stadium event.
'This is going to be huge. I'm doing it for the people of Hull, and hope I can make them proud again.
'I love to entertain the fans and put
on a good show. I think the fans will bring an electric atmosphere and
it will be a night to remember.
'I am the most successful amateur
boxer in British history and now it is time to turn the page and move
into the pro game. The aim is to be world champion'.
Promoter Hearn, who revealed Kell Brook could make his return on the Hull show, was delighted to have secured Campbell's signature.
'We've finally got a real chance to have a crossover star in Luke Campbel,' he said.
'He's impressed me not just with his ability but also his determination and popularity in Hull.'
Main man: Campbell (right) in the final at the London Olympics and with his gold medal (below)
British Amateur Boxing Association
performance director Rob McCracken said: 'Luke has been a great servant
to the World Class Performance Programme for a number of years and an
excellent role-model to other members of the squad in both his
medal-winning performances and the way he conducts himself inside and
outside of the gym.
'It is a disappointment for us that
Luke has decided his future lies away from the GB Boxing squad but he
departs with our best regards and we wish him every success in his
'As we enter the Rio cycle, the majority of the boxers that competed in London remain part of our squad and we have some excellent talents coming through so the programme has a strong nucleus to work with and a good opportunity to add to the success we have enjoyed in recent years.'
Campbell, who joined the GB Boxing squad in 2007, will join Anthony Ogogo and Tom Stalker from Britain's 2012 squad in the paid ranks.