VIDEO: Another Angle of Ryan Garcia’s Liver Shot KO Shows Luke Campbell Almost Cry in Pain

Published 01/04/2021, 4:00 AM EST
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)


What makes a grown man cry? Maybe a body shot from Ryan Garcia, which saw him seal his 18 KO victory and win the WBC Interim lightweight title on January 2.

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Ryan Garcia outclassed Luke Campbell thoroughly, before closing the show with a vicious body shot that forced Campbell to take a knee in round seven.

Luke Campbell was literally in tears after he felt the shot. He failed to make it back to his feet in time, and Garcia was awarded the win via stoppage.

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The bout brought Garcia’s heart and power to the spotlight. Despite falling in the second round, Garcia emerged stronger as the fight progressed. He planted sharp jabs throughout. Although Luke Campbell responded in kind, it wasn’t enough to stop the youngster.

Amid all the intense moments, Garcia’s body shot to Campbell seemingly stayed as the most memorable one. DAZN posted a clip to showcase the move from different angles.

Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell- All Respect

Following a gruesome in-ring encounter, it was all respect between ‘KingRy’ and ‘Cool Hand’. After the fight, Garcia went towards Campbell’s corner and hailed him for the second-round knockdown. The pair also shared a moment whilst backstage where P4P King Canelo Alvarez joined them.

Campbell further turned to social media and apologized for not bagging the win. However, he applauded Garia for the performance and predicted a bright future for him.

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2021 began on a pleasant note for the boxing fans, and we can expect some more electrifying contests in the coming days. The lightweight division is stacked at this point, and Garcia is one of its top-rated prodigies.

DALLAS, TEXAS – JANUARY 02: Ryan Garcia celebrates his victory 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 is already the WBC Interim lightweight champion and is in line to fight the WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney. However, only time will tell when we can witness this bout.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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