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Eddie Hearn: Luke Campbell not in awe of Vasiliy Lomachenko, coming to knock him out

Campbell has the chance at a career-defining win this weekend.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

With just a couple days before Luke Campbell steps up to the plate to challenge world titleholder Vasiliy Lomachenko, Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn says that Campbell has his mind in the right place for this fight and that he’s not going to freeze in the big moment.

“He knows how good Lomachenko is but he doesn’t have that same fear, or the feeling we’ve all got seeing Lomachenko - of being in awe of him.

“He’s not going to freeze, he’s not going to bow down to his greatness. He’s going to go in there and try and knock him out.”

Campbell, who was an accomplished amateur now looking for greater glory in the pro ranks, certainly has tried to prepare himself as best as possible for this outing. In addition to having Shane McGuigan as his lead trainer, Campbell also enlisted the assistance of George Groves and Josh Taylor in the run up to this weekend’s title fight.

Hearn says Campbell couldn’t be in a better place mentally, and that he’ll have a real chance in this fight — though admitting everything will have to go right for Campbell.

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