Luke Campbell will make his professional debut on Saturday night against Andy Harris in his hometown of Hull at KR’s MS3 Craven Park.
Campbell, 25, comes into the pro ranks with real pedigree, after a trophy laden amateur career that was rounded off with an Olympic gold medal last August in London.
Both boxers weights
Andy Harris: 9st, 9lb, 3oz
Luke Campbell: 9st, 8lb, 11oz
Campbell took some time out after the Olympics but the bantamweight cannot wait to get back in the ring in front of his Hull fans in the ‘Homecoming’ outdoor event and the lad who recently also picked up an MBE from the Queen, cant wait to get his paid career underway.
“I have missed it and I realised that in my time off,” said Campbell.
“I realised what I want to do in life, where I want to go and what my true passion is. It is boxing. That was one big lesson I learnt after the Olympics.”
“I’m feeling good, I’ve been training hard for it and I’ll be ready for action come Saturday,” he said.
“It’s been a long time coming, I’ve been off for a year and but am back in the sport I love. I’m quite good at this so it’s nice to be back.
“This is where the journey starts now for me. You are always more nervous for your first fight but I’m ready for it and have prepared well.”
Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom has laid on this open-air show for Campbell in order to commemorate his big night and the fighter is sure the occasion will not disappoint.
“Eddie didn’t believe the support I had in Hull so I had to bring him here and see some of the people who support me and back me,” he said.
“He had to see that for himself before he lumbered in to putting an event on here.