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Eddie Hearn Has High Expectations For Luke Campbell

Promoter Eddie Hearn believes Olympic hero Luke Campbell has all the hallmarks to become the complete package as he prepares to make his professional debut tonight.

Almost 12 months on from taking bantamweight gold in London, Campbell returns to the ring at Hull Kingston Rovers' MS3 Craven Park ground for a six-round clash against Andy Harris which will be his first in the full-time ranks.

Known not only for his exploits at the Games but also his subsequent appearance on 'Dancing on Ice', the 25-year-old fits the bill of the modern-day sporting celebrity and in keeping with that is headlining his own show dubbed as 'The Homecoming'.

It is very rare that a boxer tops the card on his debut, with Campbell's also being Hearn's first-ever outdoor show, but the promoter has no doubt that there will be many more occasions ahead for his man.

"We are talking about the most successful amateur boxer ever," he said.

"There is a lot of weight on his shoulders but he's such a talented fighter and, as a commercial entity and commercial brand, he is exactly what we are looking for in boxing."

Although Campbell is the headline act it is not unfair to say other fights on the card have greater appeal, such as Kell Brook's long-awaited return from injury against Carson Jones, or the Commonwealth tear-up between Tommy Coyle and Derry Matthews.

Hearn has designed the running order as such, though, believing it gives Campbell less to worry about in case of any big-night nerves.

"For a fighter, their comfort zone is in the ring," he said.

"Some boxers are very nervous but they are confident in the ring. As soon as he's in there, he'll love it. There's a lot of pressure on him but the great thing about this show is that it's so deep, there's so much other stuff going on.

"People won't be asking 'What time is Luke on?'. I'm really excited, it's one of the biggest shows we've put on."

For Campbell it represents the first step of many on a long road to the stardom and success he will chase.

With his new stablemates including the likes of Carl Froch and David Haye, he has a first-hand idea of the riches that lay ahead for him if he remains on track.

"I was at the Carl Froch fight against Mikkel Kessler and I know if I work hard, dedicate myself to my boxing, I could be in that position," he said.

"That's what I want. For me, Eddie and Matchroom are the best out there and I'm excited to be working with them. I thank them for supporting me the way they have."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by gingerbreadman on 07-13-2013

[QUOTE=The Weebler II;13554622]Luke Campbell has a lot of potential and has commercial appeal but it has been repeatedly said by commentators that his style is not suited to the pro ranks.[/QUOTE] Maybe, but he's put on some bulk, won the…

Comment by Weebler I on 07-13-2013

Luke Campbell has a lot of potential and has commercial appeal but it has been repeatedly said by commentators that his style is not suited to the pro ranks.

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