Campbell Hatton faces Jamie Sampson on Catterall-Linares card
Undefeated super-lightweight star Campbell Hatton (13-0, 5KO) faces Sheffield's Jamie Sampson (9-2) on the undercard of Jack Catterall vs Jorge Linares on October 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool.
22-year-old 'Hurricane' Hatton has fight no.13 against southpaw Sampson, but who is the boxer from Yorkshire? The 135-pounder is similar to Campbell, trained by his uncle Matthew, in that he also hails from a boxing family. Check out BBN's list of interesting facts below:
Jamie Sampson was born November 11, 1990 in Sheffield.
He comes from a boxing family. His mum and dad, Michelle and Roger, ran the Hillsborough ABC, which produced world champions Clinton Woods and Paul 'Silky' Jones.
Jamie started boxing aged 11 and was the first ever amateur boxer to represent Hillsborough ABC after it changed its name from Hillsborough Boys Club. On his amateur debut, he defeated George Ingle, cousin of former world champion Paul Ingle. Jamie also boxed for the Steel City Gym.
Trained by his dad, he went on to compile an impressive 47-20 amateur record, reaching the ABA National finals in 2006. He was runner-up that year to Michael McCarthy from Dagenham ABC.
Roger Sampson now runs his very own boxing gym, Manor Boxing Academy. Jamie is also coached by Gary Wilson and Keith Palmer.
He is one of five boxing brothers, which includes Joe (5-0, 1KO) and Scott Jenkins (13-1, 7KO). There's also Karl and Sam Sampson too. Karl is a journeyman who has fought 11 times already this year, and Sam is still in the amateurs.
His pro debut was 12 years ago on October 29, 2011, which was just 12 days before his 21st birthday.
He stopped boxing in 2014, but has come back after nine years away to fight in June this year, narrowly losing 58-56 to 8-0 prospect Connor Gray.
He describes his boxing style as "an awkward southpaw".
He is managed by his good friend, Kas Hussain.
The 32-year-old is married to Lauren Roisin and they have three daughters and a son together.
Jamie's teenage son, Tadhg, is an amateur boxer and Yorkshire champion. In fact, they each fight on the very same day, as 17-year-old Tadhg takes part in the National Development semi-finals shortly before his dad fights later that evening.
The dedicated father stopped boxing to concentrate on his family after having twins in 2013. He only came back to lose weight and get fit, but was reminded how much he missed it. He said, "I only got back into boxing to lose some weight and have a healthier mindset, then realised how much I'd missed boxing. I love boxing and that my son and I train together everyday. I want to be a good role model for him to look up to, that is my main goal."
Jamie is a business owner of a skip hire company.
What has been said?
Campbell Hatton: “It’s another good test and step up in opponent, and I think it’s going to bring the best out of me. I showed a different side of my game last time, used my jab a lot more and had more movement, showing that I can adapt my style. We’ve touched every base in camp and improved in every department so I want to show that again.
“I’ve got confidence in my engine now and I’m a more mature fighter, I’m pacing things better and thinking about what I am doing. So I am ready for the bigger tests, moving onto longer fights and I think it will suit me the way I am starting to box a lot more. I know I can maintain it over the longer distance and I have done the eight rounds already. I’ve done a lot of my learning now, there’s still more to learn but I think we’re in a good position and we can start kicking on.”
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