Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell: One Goes Forward, The Other Goes Home
Lightweight rising star Ryan “The Flash” Garcia (20-0, 17ko) is still on the hunt for his first world title shot. He also waited for two-time title challenger Luke Campbell (20-3, 16ko) to fully recover from COVID-19.
Despite the British challenger catching the aggressive virus, it pushed a lot to the back burner for future opportunities to come for both fighters. First off, the WBC Interim title will be on the line, making the winner the mandatory challenger for WBC champion Devin “The Dream” Haney (25-0, 15ko).
Garcia immediately took to social media to let all the fans know the fight has been rescheduled.
THE LAST HURRAH
The 33-year-old British boxer has to consider this a serious crossroads fight. Failing to secure championship victories over then-champions Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomanchenko should have put him out of the championship picture.
Furthermore, coming off of a defeat competing for the mandatory position is a gift in itself. Moreover, losing to Garcia, who has moved from prospect to contender status, would officially place him in journeyman status.
Now, make no mistake about it, the British boxer understands full well what is at stake. He has remained vigilant about believing his overall experience will be too much for the young pup from California.
IT’S TIME TO BACK UP ALL THE TALK
The Flash views this as a stepping stone fight that will finally lead to the biggest prize in all of boxing, the championship belt. Furthermore, remember it was Garcia that decided to face Campbell instead of taking the lesser WBO mandatory path. The reason behind it all is simple: Garcia is looking to back up his claims of wanting to fight the best. Moreover, it is a chance to settle the long social media battles with the WBC champion.
The Flash has exchanged words on social media with everyone from WBA champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis up to unified champion Teofimo Lopez; all of the top names in the division have been caught in his crosshairs. It is clear he believes in himself and wants to prove it. However, in boxing, all achievements and accolades can only be proven in the squared circle before respect and glory are given.
Ironically, Garcia was on pace to face Linares, a former foe of the British fighter. However, now in a strange twist, these two men will be stepping in the ring throwing the leather to kick-off 2021.
This is a good fight with all the ingredients to be a fan-pleasing event. It is the more seasoned fighter looking to preserve his career, while the young Lion is hungry to make his mark.
By: Garrisson Bland