Luke Campbell Takes Aim at Judges of Ryan Garcia Fight: ‘They Were so Biased’

Published 01/08/2021, 4:31 AM EST
INGLEWOOD, CA – SEPTEMBER 23: Luke Campbell of Great Britain looks on after being defeated by Jorge Linares of Venezuela in their WBA lightweight title bout at The Forum on September 23, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)


The 2012 Olympic gold medallist, Luke Campbell, fell short of adding that ‘W’ to his professional record against Ryan Garcia. ‘Cool Hand’ stunned ‘KingRy’ and his fans when he dropped him in just the second round of the fight. However, Campbell failed to build on this and got TKO’ed in round 7.

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The Brit didn’t quite sync with the judging of this contest. A judge named Rey Danseco scored the second round as 10-9 for Campbell, which left the boxing fans astonished.

In a chat with Sky Sports, ‘Cool Hand’ shed light on this dreadful loss and what he felt was “biased” judging.

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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)

Campbell said, “I mean if you’re not looking at the scorecards because they were so biased anyhow, but if he was actually watching the fight, if anything it was, there was nothing in the fight. Some people might have had me just slightly ahead, some people might have had me slightly behind.”

“But there was literally nothing in the fight until up that point,” he concluded.

Glenn Feldman, Mark Lyson, and Rey Danseco judged this highly anticipated clash. Though the fight ended with a TKO in round number 7, Garcia led the scorecards till then with 58-56, 58-55, and 58-55.

Read – Ryan Garcia Reacts to Getting Dropped by Luke Campbell: ‘I Was Cold’

Can Luke Campbell beat Ryan Garcia in a rematch?

Ryan Garcia was the toughest test to date for Britain’s Luke Campbell. Many of his critics wrote him off against ‘King Ry’ but Campbell shut them all by sending Garcia to his knees for the first time in his professional career.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia defends his WBC Interim Lightweight Title against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy Promotions via Getty Images)

He put on a hard-fought show for his fans, but became another victim of Garcia’s devastating power. ‘Cool Hand’ definitely has a lot to take from this fight. He read Garcia right from the first gong and stood substantially well against him.

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If he polishes his current skill-sets and defense, unquestionably he can stun ‘KingRy’ once again if the duo ever clashes in the future.

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What did you make of Luke Campbell’s comments about the judging?

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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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