‘We’ll See if He’s the Rock’ – Luke Campbell Wants to Punch Dwayne Johnson

Published 12/31/2020, 1:50 AM EST


Luke Campbell will face the toughest opponent of his life on Saturday night as the Brit battles Ryan Garcia for the WBC interim lightweight championship.

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This fight carries high conjecture as the two bright prospects in boxing are about to collide, and for that reason, it is the most ideal matchup to begin the year with.

Ahead of this clash, Campbell was in a chat with Sky Sports boxing. He talked about Ryan Garcia, his approach towards this fight, and a celebrity he’d like to punch.

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Ryan Garcia often posts about punching celebrities while they have their chest guards on. The interviewer asked Campbell whether he’d like to do the same, and if yes, then who it would be.

Responding to this witty question, Campbell said, “I reckon The Rock! Just because he’s nicknamed The Rock, so we’ll see if he’s The Rock. So you can tap one of my shots, you can tell one of my shots, then he lives up to his nickname.”

Campbell idolizes Dwayne Johnson, but he’d like the American star to confront his ferocious punching power at least once.

The British boxer has a lot of confidence in his prowess and is pretty keen on showcasing his skills in the coming weekend.

Can Luke Campbell annihilate Ryan Garcia?

Luke Campbell has immense power and experience in his bag. He’s made his journey to the top of the lightweight roster by crucifying his fellow combatants.

This time, however, he has a bigger opportunity in hand. If he gets past Garcia in this matchup, he’ll be directly in contention for a title shot.

But giving Garcia a beating of his life won’t be a straightforward job for him.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 15: Luke Campbell of England celebrates winning in the WBC Silver Lightweight Championship match during Boxing at Echo Arena on October 15, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Campbell will have to dig real deep into Garcia’s vulnerable knees. As Garcia gets dangerous in the initial rounds, Campbell will look to take the fight deep and terrify him in the later rounds.

However, it’s hard to predict the winner of this fight as the duo matches with each other neck to neck. Who are you rooting for in this fight? Can Campbell get his hand raised on January 2?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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