Ryan Garcia kicks off the brand new yr with a extremely anticipated showdown with Luke Campbell for the interim WBC light-weight title on Saturday, Jan. 2, on the American Airways Heart in Dallas.
It is going to mark Garcia’s return to the ring for his first bout because the COVID-19 pandemic put the sporting world on maintain final yr. The battle was initially slated for Dec. 5, however was postponed when Campbell examined optimistic for coronavirus. The battle is now reset with a restricted variety of followers in attendance following social distancing pointers. The winner will likely be in line to problem present WBC light-weight champion Devin Haney.
Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) vs. Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) has been billed as “Fireplace & Ice,” with Campbell aiming to place an finish to the surging star’s undefeated streak. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist not solely stands as Garcia’s stiffest check thus far, but in addition has confronted the likes of Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares. The 33-year-old has by no means been stopped and has plans to place himself again into title competition with a win on Saturday evening.
Garcia is without doubt one of the leaders of the brand new technology of fighters. Initially thought to only be a social media celebrity, Garcia has raised eyebrows with current performances that embody a pair of first-round knockouts towards Romero Duno and Francisco Fonseca. The proficient fighter with scintillating pace and a blistering left hook has improved tremendously underneath the tutelage of Canelo Alvarez’s coach, Eddy Reynoso.
Will Garcia catapult himself into title competition or can “Cool Hand” Luke put an finish to the hype?
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell dwell updates, highlights
5:31 p.m.: This battle has shifted drastically over the past two rounds. Gutierrez seems to have fully punched himself out whereas Alvarado is rejuvenated and taking up. These two knockdowns will definitely be an element however Alvarado has recovered and pulled himself again into the battle as we enter the sixth spherical.
5:23 p.m.: Issues have began off a lot totally different this time round as Roger Gutierrez dropped Alvarado twice within the third spherical. However Alvarado demonstrated large coronary heart and fought again to shut the spherical. This battle may find yourself being particular.
4:56 p.m.: After watching his twin brother flip in an thrilling efficiency, Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) is up subsequent and can defend his WBA (Common) tremendous featherweight title towards Roger Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20 KOs). It is a rematch from their battle three years in the past that Alvarado gained by knockout. Will we get one other sequence of fireworks?
4:48 p.m.: Kriel fought his means again into the battle however Alvarado placed on a violent exhibition of punishment within the ninth spherical that almost ended the battle. The tenth spherical continued the savage show of energy punching as Alvarado strafed his opponent with a proper hand and adopted with a left excessive. The referee noticed sufficient and rescued Kriel from additional punishment.
4:33 p.m.: One other knockdown by Alvarado despatched Kriel crashing to the canvas because the punishment continues into the fourth spherical. The one factor we are able to credit score Kriel for is his punch resistance. He would not have the ability to maintain Alvarado off of him. Nonetheless, Kriel has managed to have a pair of respectable rounds within the fifth and sixth rounds. He is nonetheless dropping however perhaps he is making this extra of a battle?
4:17 p.m.: Alvarado has come out like a person possessed within the first two rounds. Ruthlessly aggressive as he costs ahead and lobbing nothing however energy punches. Kriel is making an attempt to battle Alvarado off of him however to no avail. A left hook by Alvarado dropped Kriel within the second spherical and may very well be the start of the top.
4:06 p.m.: One other set of brothers are additionally featured on this card as twin brothers Felix and Rene Alvarado are competing tonight. The heavy-handed Felix Alvarado (35-2, 30 KOs) defends his IBF junior flyweight title first towards DeeJay Kriel (16-1-1, 8 KOs).
3:50 p.m.: Curiel made straightforward work out of Agaton with a second-round stoppage. It was one-way site visitors from the opening bell as Curiel dropped Agaton within the opening body with a depraved physique shot. Curiel wasted no time ending the job as he charged Agaton within the second spherical and unleashed a barrage of energy punches to get the stoppage.
3:41 p.m.: Up subsequent is Raul Curiel (8-0, 6 KOs) vs. Ramses Agaton (22-13-3, 12 KOs) in middleweight motion.
3:36 p.m.: We kicked off the day of occasions with Ryan Garcia’s youthful brother, Sean, squeezing out a slender majority choice victory over Rene Marquez. It was a troublesome go for Garcia, who improved to 6-0, as Marquez gave him all he may deal with. After a gradual begin, Garcia started using his jab to maintain his aggressive foe at vary whereas hurting him with a proper hook within the third. It was simply sufficient to beat one even card of 38-38 with two scores of 39-37 to stay undefeated.
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell begin time
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 2
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Garcia-Campbell: 6 p.m. ET
The Garcia vs. Campbell essential card begins at 3 p.m. ET. Garcia and Campbell anticipated to make their ring walks about 6 p.m. ET, though the time is dependent upon the size of the sooner fights.
The right way to watch Garcia vs. Campbell battle
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Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell outcomes
- Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell for the interim WBC light-weight title
- Rene Alvarado vs. Roger Gutierrez for Alvarado’s WBA (Common) tremendous featherweight title
- Felix Alvarado def. DeeJay Kriel by way of tenth-round TKO (1:39)
- Raul Curiel def. Ramses Agaton by way of second-round TKO (1:16)
- Sean Garcia def. Rene Marquez by way of majority choice (38-38, 39-37 & 39-37)
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Jorge Martinez ; cruiserweights
- Asa Stevens vs. Francisco Bonilla; bantamweights
- Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs. Ashleigh Curry; girls’s tremendous middleweights
- Alex Rincon vs. Sergio Gonzalez; tremendous welterweights