2012 Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell is looking to rebuild his career after suffering a stoppage loss back in January at the hands of rising lightweight star Ryan Garcia.

In a battle for the WBC's interim-title, Campbell (20-4, 16 KOs) drew first blood when he dropped Garcia hard in the second round.

Garcia recovered and then rallied to score a body shot knockout in the seventh, when he dropped Campbell for the full count with a hard hook.

Campbell, 33-year-old, is now regrouping and looking to the future.

"We have to stay focused and positive, we are constantly fighting against negativity. Mentally boxers go through a lot," Campbell told Sky Sports.

The victory earned Garcia a mandatory crack at full WBC world champion Devin Haney.

But Garcia will first face dangerous veteran and former champion Javier Fortuna on July 9.

Campbell believes Garcia should went directly to a fight with Haney.

"I'm not sure why he went for that fight [with Fortuna] when he could have gone straight for the world title. He would beat Haney. Haney would try to make it a boring fight but Garcia would beat him," Campbell said.

The loss to Garcia was the first loss for Campbell inside the distance.

Campbell is not discouraged. He still wants to face the best boxers possible and vows to fight his way to another world title fight.

"The same goal is still there but the path has changed," Campbell said.

"I still want to fight the best - I've already fought two three-weight world champions and a potential pound-for-pound top fighter. I never shy away from the best fighters like a lot of other people do."