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Follow all the action as Britain’s Luke Campbell attempts to derail Ryan Garcia, one of US boxing’s biggest rising stars, in Dallas.
The 2012 Olympic gold medallist is a seasoned world title challenger, having called agonisingly short against Jorge Linares in 2017 before going the distance with Vasyl Lomachenko last year. However, Garcia’s team are convinced that Campbell is the perfect stepping stone as the 22-year-old attempts to follow in the footsteps of his training partner and pound-for-pound kingpin Canelo Alvarez.
Garcia, who was a prolific amateur and has already gathered a huge following as a professional, is unbeaten in 20 fights, with all but three ending before the final bell. In fact, his last two bouts have resulted in first round knockouts and his lightning speed will prove extremely dangerous in the early stages. Campbell has never been stopped in his 23 outings and his best chances of victory will come by dragging Garcia, who is still relatively inexperienced, into the championship rounds for the first time in his career. The winner will almost certainly challenge for the world title in their next bout, with Teofimo Lopez, Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney all unbeaten in a mouthwatering 135lbs lightweight division. Follow all the action live below:
FIGHTERS PREPARE TO MAKE RING WALKS
Here we go! Luke Campbell is preparing to make his walk to the ring. He is an Olympic gold medallist and performed well against one of the sport’s best fighters in recent history in Vasyl Lomachenko only last year, however, he remains a huge underdog against Ryan Garcia. Can Campbell pull off the upset?
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 23:19
HUGE FIGHTS AWAIT THE WINNER
A series of mouthwatering world title fights await the winner of tonight’s bout. Teofimo Lopez is the new king of the 135lbs division after his spectacular victory over Vasyl Lomachenko, Gervonta Davis is unbeaten and one of the sport’s best pound-for-pound punchers and then there’s Devin Haney, another prodigious American talent. Who will join them at the top?
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 23:11
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 23:09
GARCIA VS CAMPBELL MOMENTS AWAY
The final undercard fight is over as Roger Gutierrez dethrones Rene Alvarado. The main event is now just moments away!
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 23:08
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 23:05
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 22:47
CAMPBELL DENIED WORLD TITLE AGAINST LINARES
Many thought Campbell did enough to defeat Linares in 2017 to win the world title after recovering from an early knockdown but he decision went against him. The Briton knows that, at 33, anything but a win tonight will likely end his dream of reaching the sport’s pinnacle.
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 22:39
CAMPBELL NEEDS TO DRAG GARCIA INTO DEEP WATER
Ryan Garcia’s blistering speed has proved almost impossible to suppress early on, but the 22-year-old has never been dragged into the championship rounds in his professional career. Campbell has often been guilty of starting slow but, if he can survive the onslaught, the Briton has a terrific chance to use his experience and win the latter rounds, no matter how difficult to get a points decision on away soil in Texas.
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 22:34
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 22:21
GARCIA AND CAMPBELL TIP SCALES AT 135LBS
Both fighters weighed in at exactly 135lbs yesterday, meaning the WBC’s interim world title will be on the line tonight.
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 22:02