Luke Campbell Reveals Why Ryan Garcia Is the “Most Dangerous” Fighter at 135

Published 08/07/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia (L) lands a left hook agains Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)


In January 2021, Luke Campbell fought the internet sensation, Ryan Garcia, for the interim WBC lightweight strap. Both the boxers gave their absolute best in this encounter, thus keeping every casual and hardcore boxing lover hooked. But in the end, it was Garcia who triumphed and claimed his much-needed title.

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On the other hand, nobody thought that this fight would be Campbell’s last pro-bout. A few days back, the Brit hung up his gloves from the sport, leaving everyone in shock. In a short yet sublime career, Campbell went all guns blazing against the toughest of opponents and gave some spine-chilling performances.

Recently, he interacted with Seconds Out and shared some golden words for his former foe, Ryan Garcia, detailing why he’s the most dangerous at the 135-pound frame.

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He said, “I believe Ryan Garcia is the most dangerous fighter out of them. You know, his timing and his speed and powering ball fans.”

Campbell, in his fight against Garcia, walked in as an underdog. But he stunned everyone when he dropped ‘King Ry’ in round 2 of the fight. Despite this, the American boxer collected himself and he assaulted Campbell.

Garcia turned aggressive in the later rounds and his prowess seemed too much to handle. As a result, the young gun closed the show in round 7 with a ferocious body shot.

Can Ryan Garcia go big with his next fights?

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The 22-year-old definitely has some exuberant weapons in his arsenal, and this is principally why he claimed a gratifying win over the Brit. However, he still has a long way to go.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia reacts after defeating Luke Campbell during the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Given the form he’s currently in, it seems Garcia will bag all the lightweight titles on offer. But in order to do the same, he’ll have to put himself in deep waters against the likes of Devin Haney, Vasyl Lomachenko, and more.

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The world will have its attention keenly set on how ‘King Ry’ progresses.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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