Somerville wins on debut

Campbell Somerville wasted no time stepping it up in the professional rankings in his first outing last weekend taking on Sam Mawson whose record stood at 5-2 coming of a KO win before Xmas. Mawson gave him a ferocious welcome with a wild first round that saw Somerville onto the backfoot while ducking the bombs being launched at him. Somerville found his composre at the start of the second round being first to the punch and controlling the flow of the fight stopping the game New South Welshman mid way through the round.

According to Somerville he attibutes his shakey first round to nerves being his first outing as a pro on the big stage live on TV. Sam is a tough formidable opponent but I was detirmined to get him out of there in the second round before he landed one of those bombs he was launching at me in the 1st he laughed. 

According to trainer Gerry Murphy they will be straight back to the grind on Monday to prepare for his next outing which could be as early as March 22 in Sydney or back in Melb on the 29th. 

24 year old Campbell Somerville is set to make his pro debut on the National Boxing Series scheduled for February 29 2020 against an opponent yet to be confirmed. Having boxed now for 10 years he amassed a 71 amateur fight career winning 51 and stopped 11 of them inside the distance. Campbell represented Australia at both the World CHampionship and Commonwealth games. He was a 6 time Victorian & 3 time Australian Champion and National Golden Glove 75kg champ. He won the Smithfield 75kg and Coral Sea championships along the way.

Campbell is trained by respected Gerry Murphy out of Murphys Boxing Gym in Surrey Hills and is promoted by Lynden Hosking of Hosking Promotions. Hosking Promotions works closely with D&L Events and the Fox Sports broadcast National Boxing Series.

While Campbell is making his debut at 72kg's 'middleweight', he can make 69kg's and intends to campaign at Super Welterweight. Standing 6'3 1/2 tall he is an imposing figure at middleweight let alone Super Welterweight. 

Forming apart of the National Boxing Series places Campbell alongside some of the biggest names and best prospects in Australian Boxing to include World ranked Jai Opetaia, Jeff Fenech trained Brock Jarvis, Jayde Mitchell, Issac Hardman and rising superstar Liam Wilson.

Needles to say he is in good company and has surrounded himself with a seriously professional team.  

Representing Australia at the Commonwealth Games

Campbells trainer Gerry Murphy / Murphy's Boxing Gym