VIDEO: Awkward Face-off Between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell

Published 01/01/2021, 5:00 AM EST


Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell’s face-off was quite anti-climactic, to say the least. The two will fight in a 12-round main event on January 2nd after they had to postpone the initial date.

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The pair were originally slated to meet on December 5th, 2020. However, Campbell tested positive for COVID-19 and could not make the fight. Despite all the obstacles, the two finally came face to face.

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Since there was such a long time between the announcement and the fight, there has been ample time for a verbal battle. The two have engaged in a back-and-forth on multiple occasions and have not held back.

Garcia said he is going to turn the Brit into Campbell soup and worries about his health. While Campbell has pointed out that Garcia is fake and his social media status means nothing.

So naturally, everyone expected the two fighters to have a hostile face-off when they did eventually meet. However, after the press conference, the two come together for pictures.

For safety reasons, there was a transparent barrier between the two, and that played a part in the subdued face off. Although fans who love the drama in the sport will still be disappointed as there was no trash talk involved.

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Does this mean the beef between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell is fake?

The first thing that critics will say is that both fighters put on an act to promote the fight. If true, we will come to know the success of this only after the fight.

The fact that all the talk did not carry over into the face-off makes it seem as though there is no real beef between the two. Whether real or not, it will not affect the fight on Saturday night.

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Both have a point to prove and will be looking to stake a claim for the world title. Furthermore, they have different fighting styles from each other.

So all the signs point to a fantastic fight come December 2nd. Thus, whatever happens out of the ring will not affect the nature of the fight. What did you make of the face-off between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell?

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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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