Have-a-go Harris plans to welcome Luke Campbell to the pros

Gloucester's Andy Harris (2-5) is set to face 2012 Olympic champion Luke Campbell at Craven Park Stadium on Saturday, and says it will be an honour to share the ring with the Hull fighter.

30 year-old Harris, dubbed 'Thunder', will enter the ring as a firm underdog against a man who capped a stellar amateur career with a the Gold medal at the London games.

And Harris has nothing but respect for his opponents ability:

"He's absolute quality and class. It will be an absolute honour to share the ring with him"

Since turning pro five months ago, Harris had seven fights and boxed on some high profile cards. However, topping the bill at the Craven Park Stadium on Saturday is a huge opportunity. The undercard features names such as Kell Brook, Lee Selby, Anthony Ogogo and Derry Mathews.

"I'm absolutely buzzing about it. I can't believe I've landed such a high profile fight. I'm not going out there to tuck up and take the money. I'll give it a real go."

Despite being unfancied, Harris will arrive into next Saturday's fight with some confidence after a win in Birmingham last weekend. Moreover, Harris believes that his experience in putting up a gallant effort against former Olympic captain Tom Stalker will stand him in good stead ahead of the challenge.

"Lots of well respected fighters and trainers said that I boxed well against Stalker three fights ago. I was up against a top fighter and a massive crowd but I gave him a run for his money."
Pictured above (l to r): Joe Wrona, Ben Fitch, Kelvin Young, Andy Harris, Keith Mayo, Richard Farnan


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