WATCH: Ryan Garcia Back to Intense Training Ahead of Possible Luke Campbell Bout

Published 08/06/2020, 1:34 AM EDT


WBC Silver heavyweight champion Ryan Garcia looks to be in top shape and has reportedly been training extensively. A video grab via ESPN Ringside on Twitter captures the champion putting in the work as he tests out his hand speed. Moreover, Garcia can be seen landing significant strikes to the bag as talks for the Luke Campbell fight heat up.

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The aforementioned fight booking is another in a long line of possible match-ups that have appeared before him. ‘KingRy’ has been in talks to fight multiple different opponents, including Gervonta Davis. Additionally, he has tussled with the idea of fighting MMA fighters such as Henry Cejudo and Dillon Danis.

Ryan Garcia: Building a legacy

The COVID-19 pandemic has gone a long way in re-writing the schedule of several athletes over the course of the year. Garcia last competed back in February 2020 against Francisco Fonseca, securing yet another highlight finish. He had expressed a keen interest to continue to maintain his activity and grow his brand.

With talks for a bout against the veteran Luke Campbell on its way to completion, fight fans hope to see him in action. Chiefly, famed promoter Eddie Hearn has called the aforementioned booking to be challenging. Amidst his spat with Golden Boy promotions, the 21-year-old star will be keen to lock up a high profile match-up with haste.

‘The Flash’ offers a stylistic enigma when he steps under the bright lights of the ring. Additionally, his patented footwork and hand speed have proven to be a recurring problem faced by lightweights in the sport. He has captured the world’s attention, given his blistering Knockouts and overall star appeal that he has generated.

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Fighting the former Olympian in Campbell will go a long way in bolstering his profile in the fight game. Not to mention, the fight will set up a mandatory contender to face off against Devin Haney for the full-fledged lightweight crown. Haney is booked to fight in the fall, thus laying out a possible timeline for the division.

 

 

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Sources: ESPN Ringside, Bad Left Hook

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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