“I Am Going for the Knockout”- Ryan Garcia Warns Luke Campbell

Published 12/31/2020, 6:44 AM EST
CARSON, CA – MAY 04: Ryan Garcia throws a punch at Jayson Velez in the fifth round during the NABF Super Featherweight Fight at StubHub Center on May 4, 2018 in Carson, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images)


Ryan Garcia will hunt for a knockout when he enters the ring against Luke Campbell on January 2, with a dream to notch the WBC Interim lightweight title.

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The lightweight thiller will bring two of the best punchers against each other, resulting in a nail-biting contest for the fans. Although Garcia is the favorite ahead of the fight, Luke Campbell can still hand an upset.

The British is one of the most decorated southpaws in the current roster. Despite facing three loses in his 8-year long career; he is still a looming prodigy. Moreover, he isn’t intimidated by Garcia’s unbeaten record and vows to stop the Mexican in their nearing encounter.

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But it might not ben an undemanding task for ‘Cool Hand’. Garcia has fierce power in his hand and his unparalleled speed can create a lot of problems for Campbell.

That said, Ryan Garcia might have had the hardest training camp of his life, as he revealed to Gareth A Davies in a recent interaction.

However, Garcia appeared ready for the challenge, as he said, “This is the moment where I know it’s probably one of the most defining parts of my career so far.”

Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell- A knockout night for the fans

While the whole lightweight roster was on fire for the entire 2020, Garcia and Campbell will welcome 2021 with their year-opening clash.

That said, both the pugilists seem to have undergone hardcore training regimes. While the upcoming will pose one of the boxers into the world title picture, it will doom the other into defeat.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 02: Ryan Garcia poses after defeating Romero Duno in a lightweight fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia won with a first-round TKO. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Speaking on it, ‘KingRy’ said, “This is the night, and it’s the start of the new year where you know this is either going to be my era or I am not going to be you know, I am going to take a step back.”

He added, “I have never worked harder in my life for a moment. So, if he is ready, I am ready. He said, he is going for the knockout, you know I am going for the knockout. There’s not one thing in the ring that he is gonna do that’s gonna make me doubt myself. So, it’s going to be a hell of a fight.”

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Garcia vs Campbell will determine the future of the division, with several other fights ahead. It will be an important fight for the division as well as fans, who didn’t see the Mexican superstar into boxing action for almost a year.

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Do you think Ryan Garcia will still be dominant inside the ring?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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