Luke Campbell v Yvan Mendy rematch announced for Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin undercard, September 22


The lightweights will meet again in a final eliminator for the WBC world title

Luke Campbell will rematch Yvan Mendy on the undercard of Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povektin.

The 30-year-old lightweight from Hull is seeking revenge over his 33-year-old French counterpart after their first meeting in which he was handed his first loss.

Campbell and Mendy first fought in 2015

Campbell and Mendy first fought in 2015

On another AJ undercard, against Dillian Whyte in 2015, Mendy defeated Campbell by split decision in a stunning upset.

Now, on September 22 at Wembley, live on talkSPORT, the pair will meet again with a world title shot at stake.

Since their last clash, Yvan Mendy has fought seven times and not lost, however he is still yet to step up to world title level.

In contrast, Luke Campbell rebuilt following the loss and went on to challenge Jorge Linares for the WBA crown last September, losing by close, split decision.

Mendy dropped Campbell en route to a decision victory

Mendy dropped Campbell en route to a decision victory

He has now changed trainer and will be coached by Shane McGuigan for the first time in the rematch, which will guarantee the winner a fight for the WBC lightweight world title.

That belt is currently held by Mikey Garcia, though he is expected to vacate shortly and move up in weight again.

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