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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:
GARCIA VS CAMPBELL RING WALKS EXPECTED AT 11PM
The fight is taking place in Dallas, Texas tonight, however, the bout has been timed to accommodate UK viewers, with the ring walks expected at around 11pm.
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 20:55
CAMPBELL OUT TO PROVE ‘HE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD’
Luke Campbell has fallen agonisingly short against supreme fighters Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko in the past. The Briton believes those experiences will give him the edge over his 22-year-old opponent tonight, though.
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 20:52
CAMPBELL ATTEMPTS TO DERAIL RISING STAR GARCIA
Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage as Britain’s 2012 Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell attempts to cause an upset when he takes on US superstar-in-waiting Ryan Garcia in Dallas, Texas.
Tom Kershaw2 January 2021 20:46