Mike Tyson Highlights Ryan Garcia’s Mistakes Against Luke Campbell

Published 01/21/2021, 5:12 AM EST
YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: American professional boxer Mike Tyson during a press conference following a boxing masterclass for RCC Boxing Promotions boxers and children at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)


The brightest boxing prospect of the modern boxing era, Ryan Garcia, shook the world by knocking out Luke Campbell in his last outing. It was Garcia’s most prolific performance of his extensive career. In round 2 of the fight, the Brit put ‘KingRy’ on the floor, but following that knockdown, the youngster retained a strong vertical base and claimed the WBC interim belt.

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A few days back, Garcia was in a chat with Mike Tyson on Hotboxin. Here, ‘Iron’ Tyson shed light on why Garcia took that tremendous blow from Campbell and how he improved post that.

He said, “Well, listen I noticed once he got up he kept his head down but that split second his head was there up. You saw that? It was up.”

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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)

‘KingRy’ sponsored ‘Iron’ Mike’s notions and added, “I had to be a little tighter, obviously Luke is a pretty good rangy fighter, he knows how to use his distance right, he was faking a lot, so I put my head up and he cracked me.”

Right from the first gong, Garcia kept his chin up to avoid the vicious power coming off ‘Cool hand’. But, Campbell struck the American with a huge left shot by puzzling him with a few fake blows prior to landing that hit. Garcia went down to the canvas for the very first time in his career, but kept his composure for the later rounds.

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Ryan Garcia dispatched Luke Campbell in round 7

Most of the fighters fail to stick to their game plans once they are knocked down. But, ‘KingRy’ exhibited his champion mentality and stuck to his strategy to tackle ‘Cool Hand’. In the aforementioned statement, Tyson affirmed that Garcia put his chin down with a solid guard to protect himself.

This transition helped the 22-year-old immensely in subsequent rounds of the fight, as Campbell failed to land another big shot.

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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)

This was an empathetic win for him, and it showed the boxing world that he is ready for the elite competition at the pinnacle of the lightweight division.

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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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