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Nick Campbell Prepared For Professional Debut Saturday – Massive Struggle Weekend


Rugby participant turned Heavyweight boxing debutant Nick Campbell says he has been impressed by darts World Champion Gerwyn Value and former British Tremendous-Light-weight Champion Curtis Woodhouse as he prepares to tackle Petr Frohlich over six rounds this Saturday, stay on Sky Sports activities within the UK and on DAZN within the U.S. and greater than 200 international locations and territories.

The Jersey-based Scot, who has gained regional and nationwide Heavyweight Titles in his homeland since switching sports activities in 2017, performed eight years {of professional} rugby with Glasgow Warriors and Jersey Reds however now has his sights set on changing into his nation’s first-ever British Champion.

‘The Glasgow Warrior’, 31, will look to comply with within the footsteps of former skilled Welsh rugby hooker Value, who began competing on the PDC tour in 2014, and former Sheffield United and Birmingham Metropolis midfielder Woodhouse, who made his skilled debut in 2006, as he goals to make a reputation for himself in a brand new sport.

“Gerwyn Value was on mortgage at Glasgow for six months from the Newport Gwent Dragons once I was there, and he’s now the darts World Champion!” mentioned Campbell. “He’s an instance of a man that fully transitioned sports activities. I do know it’s not boxing but it surely simply goes to point out you that it may be executed.

“Curtis Woodhouse is one other one, soccer to boxing. He turned a British Champion. No person can ever take that away from him. They’re in all probability the largest two and the primary that come to my thoughts. Sonny Invoice as effectively over in New Zealand is having one other dabble at boxing.

“There may be a lot that applies between sports activities – self-discipline, getting up early within the morning, doing all your restoration, doing rehab, doing the issues that aren’t enjoyable, the issues that individuals don’t see. There are such a lot of issues I can take from rugby and apply it to boxing.

“I’m 6’7” and 18 stone – if I didn’t use these bodily attributes, I’d be loopy. I wish to get behind my jab, take the centre of the ring, I’m very well-conditioned and take satisfaction in how match I’m. No disrespect to a few of the Heavyweights however a few of them can’t situation themselves. I prefer to suppose, if I get the chance, I can put individuals out of there. I need knockouts, to get individuals excited.

“There has by no means been a British Heavyweight Champion from Scotland. If you’re turning skilled that’s what you need to aspire to. Folks laughed at Curtis Woodhouse however he turned a British Champion. Why ought to it’s completely different for me?

“To problem for a British Title could be an incredible achievement. The final Scotsman to do it was Gary Cornish who was overwhelmed by Sam Sexton. I perceive the extent of those fighters – Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce competed for it final. I’m below no illusions. I’m ready to sacrifice, dig down, work rather a lot to get there.”