RBR!!! Luke Campbell (20-3) vs. Ryan Garcia (20-0) - January 2nd 2021

Campbell vs. Garcia Winner and How?


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Oct 7, 2019
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I can't see Campbell getting a decision. I think he could potshot Garcia all night, especially as he can win the battle of the jabs. McGuigan knows LC won't get the nod in the States though. Shane's fighters punch through the target, but Garcia's speed of hand could be the teller here. On that note, a combative LC gets stopped I think.

If Luke throws the left cross, duck under and work the body.
Didn't call it perfectly, but I'll take that.

Great fight; nauseating commentary. Was clear Garcia would have won on the cards if he took a shit in the ring and smeared it on the canvas for 12 rounds.
 
May 16, 2013
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Just watched the fight, definitely didn't feel as if Campbell was getting enough credit for the work he was putting in, he would crack the head back of Garcia to no response from the commentary team. Garcia is quick with a decent dig but still pretty raw and for me a little naive at times, he obviously got time on his hands but I'm not sure I see him on the same level as the likes of Lopez, Haney and Davis just yet. In terms of his training he couldn't be in better hands so it will be interesting to see how his career plays out over the next 3 or 4 fights. I can see him getting Linares next.
 

REDC

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Didn't call it perfectly, but I'll take that.

Great fight; nauseating commentary. Was clear Garcia would have won on the cards if he took a shit in the ring and smeared it on the canvas for 12 rounds.
I wasted no time and literally turned the sound off after about 30 seconds into the fight.
 
Jun 28, 2013
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IMO Luke clearly has his best days behind him as well. The first round or so I thought he looked quite off and uncoordinated. Definitely a lesser Luke than the one that boxed Lomachenko.
You might be right, but let's not forget that Luke started his pro career later than most due to being an amateur for so long. I personally feel he's still adapting to the pro game. The still shows an amateur style with the point scoring and lack of killer instinct.
 
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Thought he was well beaten tbh. Even after the knock down you could see Garcia was going to come back and win.

Our guys just very very rarely go out there and win. I wonder why that is.
 
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You might be right, but let's not forget that Luke started his pro career later than most due to being an amateur for so long. I personally feel he's still adapting to the pro game. The still shows an amateur style with the point scoring and lack of killer instinct.

That's a negative though imo look at Degale amateur training fights camps put miles on the clock and wear and tear on the body.
 
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Thought he was well beaten tbh. Even after the knock down you could see Garcia was going to come back and win.
I agree, I only just watched it and when I saw the kid on the floor I thought perfect as now we can see what he's made of, he had two choices, keep the faith or throw in the towel, he got up and maintained belief that he was the better man and would get the victory in the end, I give him more credit for the win because of how he responded having suffered his first career KD, it was a tremendous response that let me know that he's a real fighter, I too didn't feel he was going to lose it once I saw the 3rd round.

I do feel Campbell should have been all over him once he got up, he's dropped a guy who's used to having his own way, never been dropped before and thus doesn't know if he has the heart or desire to go to the trenches but he didn't attack him, instead he let him recover and get back into the fight, I think that was a critical mistake.
 
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Theres a change in guard now and i feel old as fuck. Campbell is the same age as me. But honestly that's life you cant be young forever guys like khan. Brook. Campbell etc born around the same time are on there way out guys like garcia are the future even lomochenko is on his way out this sport is a youngmans games i remember back in the day when marquez knocked out juan diaz marquez at the age of 35 doing that to a young unified champion and prior to that nate Campbell at the age of 35 pulled the upset on juanma but today the shape of these fighters are different. Honestly its bitter sweet but what else can you say. Guys like marquez and Bernard Hopkins were exceptions to the rule
 
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Theres a change in guard now and i feel old as fuck. Campbell is the same age as me. But honestly that's life you cant be young forever guys like khan. Brook. Campbell etc born around the same time are on there way out guys like garcia are the future even lomochenko is on his way out this sport is a youngmans games i remember back in the day when marquez knocked out juan diaz marquez at the age of 35 doing that to a young unified champion and prior to that nate Campbell at the age of 35 pulled the upset on juanma but today the shape of these fighters are different. Honestly its bitter sweet but what else can you say. Guys like marquez and Bernard Hopkins were exceptions to the rule

Agree 100% Hopkins just a freak of nature did u see him during fight he looked younger than Canelo
 

A Force

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U say Garcia hitting gloves have u seen Luke face name a fight he has been marked up like that. He turned his back ffs went back to to corner and Shane had to put water down his shorts. Yes Garcia is wild sometimes but he has power that when he does land shit hits the fan.


Garcia vs Haney
Loma vs Lopez
Campbell vs Tank

Nothing against Linares his best days well behind him wouldn't be surprised if he faced Tank.

Its a tough one for Luke big money fights Linares Loma Garcia where does he go.

Kambosos Commey

Selby lol

Oh great another DAZN show Jan
Was only talking about hitting gloves in relation to rounds 3 & 4. The commentators were talking as if he was in control but I saw a fighter hitting a lot of gloves & elbows whilst taking shots to head & body in them rounds.

No disputing Garcia did a lot of damage in rounds 5, 6 & 7. My hope was that it would be Campbell who survived an early storm & then turned the fight round but it went the opposite way.

Campbell’s just unlucky with what weight class he’s in. You look at Cleverly, L. Smith, Stuart Hall, Nicky Cook, & even Selby & Groves & think if Campbell would’ve got world title shots against that kind of opponent he would have been a world champ by now.

He’s got 4 choices really. Retire, move weight class, become a gatekeeper or wait around for an easier shot.

I don’t think he’ll want to become a gate keeper & at 33 I don’t think he’s got the time to wait around so it’s probably retirement or a change of weight.
 
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Wasn't having a go I have 2 forums going and the wcb whats app group and quite a few were saying Garcia hitting gloves.

Retire depends if he wants another world title shot and willing to go through eliminators

Move weight class bad idea imo

Gatekeeper is the money there during current climate.

Wait around could be the best option but with the current pool of talented boxers could be waiting a long time.
 
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That's a negative though imo look at Degale amateur training fights camps put miles on the clock and wear and tear on the body.
Both Anthony Ogogo and George Groves who were of the same amateur era as Campell have said that the Team GB amateur setup contributed greatly to their wear and tear So I do feel time is running out given his age being at the later end for one of the lighter weights.


Wasn't having a go I have 2 forums going and the wcb whats app group and quite a few were saying Garcia hitting gloves.

Retire depends if he wants another world title shot and willing to go through eliminators

Move weight class bad idea imo

Gatekeeper is the money there during current climate.

Wait around could be the best option but with the current pool of talented boxers could be waiting a long time.

He's in the unfortunate situation of being in the weight division with an absolute mass of talent so even working his way to the next title is going to be heavy going. Moving up in weight would mean a similar struggle too imo.

He could probably earn a few quid with a domestic dust-up to against Burns, Selby or James Tennyson and hope that one of the world title belts becomes vacant in the meantime.
 
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wouldn't surprise me.

There's still some marketability in Campbell and if hes got desire to go on which i think he will then domestic dustup will probably be an ideal situation for him.
 

ant-man

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Luke probably doesn't feel that way at the moment but an MBE is a pretty bloody good consolation for not winning a world title. Whatever he decides to do next the boy's done good. :good
 
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REDC

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I just re-watched the fight in Full HD and with the commentary on.

I saw Ryan hitting a lot of forearms, gloves and air. Yes ultimately he did more damage but the scorecards were as criminal as expected.
I think Luke should've been ahead on the cards before he was stopped. He was landing more clean punches.
''Compu''box looked like a scam too.