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

Published 01/02/2021, 8:20 PM EST


New WBC  interim champion Ryan Garcia showed a new side of his game in his victory over Luke Campbell. The undefeated fighter extended his record to 22 victories with yet another knockout. The fight promised to be a cracker, and it delivered.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 01: Boxer Ryan Garcia poses on the scale during his official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 1, 2019, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia will meet Romero Duno in a lightweight bout at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

However, the main talking point of the fight will be the fact that for the first time in his career, a fighter dropped Ryan Garcia. Many have accused the fighter of being a fake fighter or Instagram fighter. Critics have questioned his ability to fight when faced with adversity.

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However, he put all of that to bed with the way he reacted to the knockdown. After the fight, Garcia could afford to laugh it off. In the post-fight interview, he said, “Even when he dropped me, I got up, it was a good shot, I was cold… And he caught me there. I was like, “Yo! I got dropped, this is crazy.”

At the time, it appeared Garcia had a lapse in concentration. However, he explained how it happened. He said, “I think I got a little too excited in the moment. I knew I was in control, but I wanted just to dog him. And like, I felt I could have cracked him, but he cracked me.”

READ: Gervonta Davis, Oscar De La Hoya, Claressa Shields, and More React to Ryan Garcia’s Body Shot KO Win Over Luke Campbell

Lessons learned for Ryan Garcia.

Despite getting the victory in the best possible way, Garcia still got a lot more from this fight. This was the first time he was in the ring with a fighter of Campbell’s quality. He can laugh about it now, but the knockdown rattled him in the fight.

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However, he showed he is capable of sticking to his game-plan and fought on with a lot of courage. This enabled him to unleash his powerful body shot and knockout the Englishman.

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This now sets things up perfectly for a fight against the likes of Gervonta Davis or Devin Haney. Both of whom he called out after the fight. It will be interesting to find out who is next in line for Ryan Garcia.

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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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