Love Island’s Luke Mabbott shows off ripped, edgy new look as he trains for celebrity boxing fight
Former Love Island star Luke Mabbott looks like he’s a serious business as he prepares for his celebrity boxing bout with superstar DJ Tom Zanetti.
The two reality TV stars will face off in a highly anticipated showdown in Manchester later this year.
And judging by Luke’s bold new image, the 25-year-old is taking his training seriously as he looks to deliver a knockout blow against his famous fellow opponent.
Luke showed off his ripped muscles as she shared three incredible snaps of himself preparing for his top fight with Tom, 32, who starred in Celebs Go Dating and Made In Chelsea.
“Save the best for last,” Luke teased in a message to his 1.1 million loyal Instagram fans.
“I can now confirm that I will fight MAIN CARD at the AO Arena in Manchester on October 2nd!”
“@Boxstauk is going to do a SHOW! Tickets can be purchased in their bio and also on ticketmaster. “
And the former Love Islander, who has risen to fame since leaving the villa, has emphasized that he takes the contest seriously.
“I take this seriously and respect the sport, I have worked very hard for the past 4 months and now it is time to increase the workload with the camp until the fight,” said Luke.
“My hard work will show in the ring. “
And in a warning to opponent Tom, Luke said, “Who wants to watch an old man break his nose again?”
Luke and Tom have signed contracts to fight in front of a potential 21,000 at AO Manchester Arena.
And the two TV stars have now teased their fans with sneaky spikes from their heavy training before the big fight.
The fight is hosted by BoxStar Celebrity Boxing, with Luke currently training at Redcar Boxing at his home in preparation for his meeting with Tom.
“Mindset is what separates the best from the rest,” Luke posted on his Insta, accompanying a shot of his tattooed arms and bulging muscles.
Leeds DJ Tom has performed on Love Island and has seen his records sell platinum.
He was embroiled in a famous sexting scandal with Katie Price in 2017 and dated MIC star Sophie Hermann earlier this year, but is now linked with former Love Island girl Arabella Chi.
Luke, meanwhile, is in love with his girlfriend Lucie Donlan, his compatriot Love Islander whom he fell in love with after leaving the villa.
Earlier this month, Tom emulated an iconic scene from the Oscar-winning movie Rocky.
“Life is not about how hard you can hit, it’s about how you get hit, knock down the f ** k, get up and keep fighting,” he said.
Dressed in the gray tracksuit and pom-pom beanie of Sylvester Stallone’s character, Tom then begins hitting a giant piece of meat hanging from a rail like in the movie.
After hammering the meat, he turns around and yells “Adrianne,” his on-screen girlfriend’s name in the first blockbuster Hollywood movie.
Comically, the camera turns to a pal wearing a black wig and lipstick who jokes, “Thomas, you have tiger eye.”
Earlier this month, Tom revealed he’s relishing his big fight and bragged to his 742,000 fans on Instagram: “I’m the highest-paid team in the roster by a country mile, and I ‘appreciate that they paid the gargantuan. [sic] fee required for me to sign the contract so that I can put on a real show.
However, he revealed: “I will donate part of my earnings to the Children with Cancer Charity UK.
“Let me say this now, I will rotate the chin that wants to enter this ring with me on October 2 – the bigger the man the better, Thomas the Tiger takes the jaws off with these paws.”
“My left fist is asleep and my right is clenched, put them together they kiss you goodnight.
“I don’t care if I break my nose again or blacken my pretty eyes. Whoever gets in that ring with me gets caught quickly.
“On October 2nd I’m fighting for money, so place your bets on Irish Italian. Anyone who wants to fight, better to bring a full battalion, the promoters decided to put an old school, all the girls know that TZ was hanged like a stallion.
“Get in the way and Choo Choo Thomas will go through you like a train.” You’ll chew this perfectly sculpted knucklebutty, then your bird can chew on my beef at the afterparty.