Ryan Garcia Confident Of Taking Care Of Business Against Luke Campbell
Lightweight contender Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) is knee-deep in preparation for the biggest fight of his career. He is set to face Luke Campbell for the WBC ‘Interim’ World Lightweight title on January 2, 2021 at the American Airlines Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN.
The 22-year-old resident of Los Angeles understands the significance of the fight and the caliber of opponent he is facing. Yet, as he told EsNews during a recent training session, he is more than ready.
FOCUSED AND EQUIPPED FOR BATTLE
“Oh, I know that it’s a big moment in my career, so I’ve taken it 100 percent serious and I’m obviously ready to do something that shows a big statement. Come fight night, I want to make a statement. Obviously, you’ve got to train for it, prepare for it, and that’s what I’ve been doing.”
Garcia gave the 33-year-old Campbell respect as a good fighter but feels that he has worked too hard for this opportunity. He believes his training, power, and overall talent will be the difference. His goal is to hurt and punish with the sentiment being that Campbell has no chance.
“All I know is he says he’s in his prime, he’s confident he’s gonna win this fight. If he has no excuses, then don’t have no excuses after the fight, that’s all I ask”.
CAMPBELL NOW, BUT FUTURE SIGHTS ON “TANK”
While Garcia’s primary focus is doing what he has to do against Campbell, he is not shy about who is his next target should he defeat Campbell. For the kid known among boxing circles as “KingRy”, he would love to fight WBA World ‘Super’ Junior Lightweight/WBA World ‘Regular’ World Lightweight champion, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (24-0, 23 KOs).
“That’s obviously the fight I want, after this one, I’m going straight for. I’m looking to make a statement with Luke Campbell, then I want that with Gervonta Davis. I know a lot of people will think otherwise on my decision, but I know for a fact that I can beat Gervonta Davis and shock the world.”
Given the popularity of both Garcia and Davis, particularly on social media, a showdown between the two would draw big numbers. A fight between them would bring out the celebrities for sure.
But first off, Garcia must take care of business against Campbell, a talented and tough warrior. It is going to be the first big fight of 2021; a contrast of styles between the brash, hard-hitting Garcia versus the grizzled, experienced southpaw in Campbell. Because of the intrigue and the clash of styles, it should make for a very interesting scrap.
By: Michael Wilson Jr.