“Nothing will faze Luke – he is thick-skinned, experienced and has total self-belief.
“Go down to Shane McGuigan’s gym and the same can be said of Josh Taylor, and myself when I was boxing. That is a true asset.
“Usually when a fight gets closer the opinions on who will win becomes more 50-50. But this feels like not enough people are giving Luke a chance. But people don’t see the day-to-day.”
22:01 Groves on Loma v Campbell, Carl Froch and a potential future in management!
Groves knows the threat of Lomachenko but insists Campbell should not be written off when they face each other in London.
“If you’re in awe of Lomachenko he will have his way with you,” Groves said.
“With all due respect to [Lomachenko’s last opponent] Anthony Crolla let’s not get popularity confused with ability. Luke would have done the same thing to Crolla. Luke and Crolla are a different pedigree, a different ability.
“We haven’t seen the best of Luke yet. He got on the floor in the first round against Jorge Linares and lost a split decision in the States – at the time, Linares was [one of the pound-for-pound best]. People see the L and just say: ‘he got beat’.