Luke Campbell needs to reach the last eight to secure Olympic qualification Hull bantamweight Luke Campbell brushed aside a hostile home crowd in Azerbaijan to win his first bout at the World Championships.

Campbell, from the St Paul's gym, beat Rahim Najafov 17-7 in Baku, knowing that three wins should be enough to reach next year's London Olympics.

"It was his 24th birthday and it was a great birthday present," Campbell's coach Mick Bromby told BBC Look North.

"He had a tough one with it being a home boxer and he did the business."

Campbell will now prepare for his next fight, scheduled for Monday (3 October).

Source: BBC News

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