KING RYAN is officially the FUTURE of BOXING! See below 5 amazing VIDEOS.
Ryan Garcia proved he’s worthy of the hype. Even Canelo Alvarez [photo above] believes in him.
Garcia survived an early knockdown last Saturday, January 2nd, to pick up a stunning, seventh-round, technical knockout victory over Luke Campbell on Saturday night.
Video 1: See amazing highlights.
Video 2: See amazing win, plus a special hug from Canelo Alvarez.
Date: Jan. 2nd, 2021.
What: Interim WBC lightweight title.
Where: DAZN TV.
Highly-touted unbeaten Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) beat former world title challenger Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) in a bout for the interim WBC championship and mandatory challenger status to the holder of the full version of the title, Devin Haney.
The co-main featured Rene Alvarado who lost defending his WBA junior lightweight title against Roger Gutierrez.
Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) burst onto the scene as a real contender after his scintillating back-to-back knockouts over Romero Duno and Francisco Fonseca.
Those recent wins are paired with a massive social media presence, which the 22-year-old has over 7.7 million followers on Instagram and nearly 465,000 on Twitter.
But there are people out who believe that Garcia is all hype, and the experience Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) has as a 2012 Olympic gold medalist, along with his battles with Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares will give the Brit an advantage come fight night.
Video 3: Weigh-In, Face-Off Ahead of Their Lightweight Clash.
Video 4: press conference.
Video 5: his last exciting fight!
Garcia has quickly dismissed the notion and vowed to make those who doubt him eat their words.
“I don’t even know what they are talking about,” Garcia said. “What experience does he have? Every time he stepped up, he lost. He even lost to a guy we never heard of. Whose Yvan Mendy? He talks a lot of s— about me and saying he’s going to KO me. But, to be honest, anytime a guy who shouldn’t have been in the ring with me, I got him out of there real quick.
“I’m going to prove to everybody that Luke Campbell doesn’t have it. It’s my time. It’s my era. I’m ready to show the world who I really am. I’m not here to play games. I’m tired of hearing all the misconceptions about me on Instagram and whatnot. They don’t know the work I put in. This is my time. This is my moment, and I’m ready to show the world.”
Initially, Garcia had been tabbed to face Linares. But Linares was unable to get into the United States because of COVID-19 travel restrictions. The focus shifted to Garcia facing Campbell on Dec. 5. The fight was moved to the first Saturday of 2021 because Campbell contracted COVID-19.
Regardless of when the fight was going to occur, Garcia stayed focused on the task in front of him and vowed to put a beating on Campbell that he’s never experienced before.
“They really haven’t affected me,” Garcia said of the date and opponent change. “I’ve been training hard. If anything, it’s making me a little stronger. Luke Campbell, it’s inevitable for him. He’s just going to his ass whooped. Whether it be Dec. 5 or Jan. 2, his fate is the same.”
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell for the interim WBC Lightweight title
Rene Alvarado vs. Roger Gutierrez for Alvarado’s WBA (regular) Super Featherweight title
Felix Alvarado vs. DeeJay Kriel for Alvarado’s IBF Jr. Flyweight title
Raul Curiel vs. Ramses Agaton; Welterweight
Sean Garcia vs. Rene Marquez; Lightweight
Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Jorge Martinez; Cruiserweight
Asa Stevens vs. Francisco Bonilla; Bantamweight
Franchon Crews vs. Ashleigh Curry; Women’s Super Middleweight
Alex Rincon vs. Sergio Gonzalez; Super Welterweight
Trinidad Vargas vs. TBA; Super Flyweight
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