Andy Harris has been named as Luke Campbell's opponent in Hull next weekend

Last Updated: 05/07/13 11:36am

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Andy Harris (R) gave Tom Stalker a run for his money (Pic Lawrence Lustig)

Andy Harris (R) gave Tom Stalker a run for his money (Pic Lawrence Lustig)

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Andy Harris says it will be an 'honour' to be Luke Campbell's first opponent as a professional in Hull on Saturday week.

The 30-year-old from Gloucester has been named as the Olympic champion's foe on a huge night of open-air action at Hull KR's Craven Park ground on July 13.

And after winning his last fight, Harris (2-5) will enter the ring in confident mood.

"Lots of well-respected fighters and trainers said that I boxed well against Stalker three fights ago."
Andy Harris

"I'm absolutely buzzing about facing Luke," said Harris. "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.

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

Harris takes plenty of encouragement from taking Team GB Olympic captain Thomas Stalker to points at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in March.

He also experienced an even bigger night when he boxed on the undercard of Carl Froch's epic win over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in May, so Harris won't be overawed by the big occasion.

"Lots of well-respected fighters and trainers said that I boxed well against Stalker three fights ago," said Harris. "I was up against a top fighter and a massive crowd but I gave him a run for his money."

Campbell's debut is part of a stellar line-up in Hull, with Kell Brook facing Carson Jones in a rematch, Welsh featherweight star Lee Selby taking on Romanian Viorel Simion and a tasty battle for the vacant Commonwealth lightweight title between Hull's Tommy Coyle and Liverpool's Derry Mathews.

Campbell's fellow Olympic medallist Anthony Ogogo boxes for the fourth time in the pro ranks and is joined on the undercard by Liverpool's Rocky Fielding, Sheffield's Curtis Woodhouse, Islington's John Ryder and young Hull talents Joel Haigh and Zak Collins.

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