Ryan Garcia Paralyzes Luke Campbell With a Brutal Body Shot – Wins WBC Interim Lightweight Title

Published 01/02/2021, 7:30 PM EST
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)


Ryan Garcia is the new WBC Interim lightweight champion. The boxing super-star answered a lot of critics and doubters with an inspired performance against an experienced fighter, Luke Campbell. The undefeated fighter won via a knockout, 1:58 seconds in the seventh round.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES NOVEMBER 2, 2019: American boxer Ryan Garcia wins his WBC Silver and NABO lightweight title bout against Philippine rival Romero Duno at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Valery Sharifulin/TASS (Photo by Valery SharifulinTASS via Getty Images)

The young fighter had to fight his way back into the fight after the Englishman dropped him early in the second round. However, he proved his mettle, got up, and fought his way back into the fight.

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How did the fight pan out?

Campbell started the fight on the front foot by taking the fight to Garcia. This led to the Englishman knocking down the young fighter in the second round with a vicious left hand.  Garcia himself had a few good moments after the knockdown, however, Campbell got the better of the early rounds.

Campbell used his experience and waited on Garcia to attack. Once he lured him in, he used his slick movement to counter-punch his opponent. This gave him a lot of success throughout the fight.

Despite this, ’KingRy’ almost ended the fight right at the end of the fifth round with a powerful left hook-right hand combination. Campbell was held up by the ropes and saved by the bell. However, for most parts, the fight was in the balance with either fighter in with a chance to win it.

Ultimately, Ryan Garcia displayed his insane power with a vicious body shot. The 22-year-old unleashed a powerful left hook to the body, which dropped the Englishman in the seventh round; and Campbell failed to get up.

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A world of opportunity for Ryan Garcia following his victory

This victory has opened up huge opportunities for the super-star. After getting criticized for being a fake fight and Instagram fighter, he proved his worth. He has previously expressed his desire to fight Gervonta Davis.

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Davis beat Leo Santa Cruz in October and could be a possible opponent. Whereas, he will officially be the WBC mandatory for Devin Haney. All four of the young prospects in the division have won their fights and look set to face each other. Therefore, making the lightweight division one of the most exciting divisions right now. Who do you think Ryan Garcia should fight next?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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