With the seventh-round body shot, García stops Olympic champion De La Hoya protegé could fight Tank Davis or Devin Haney next
Ryan García claims he was never knocked down before when, in his toughest test yet against Luke Campbell, an early blow sent the rising star to the mat. The 22-year-old Californian had an amazing reaction, shocking Campbell with a body shot to win the WBC interim lightweight title fight by seventh-round knockout on Saturday night. Oscar De La Hoya:’ Fighting again is serious business.
García was in charge when his left hand crushed the right side of Campbell and sent the English fighter to one knee at 1:58 of the seventh round. I love him and I miss him.
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Campbell said, “That was the hardest punch that ever hit me,” “I’ve been trying and trying to get up, but I can’t.
“I felt it coming on, and I backed away, and my body relaxed a little bit when you returned away, and that’s when it hit me. “In the second round, Campbell (20-4) knocked down García with a left hook, but did not land many other blows, while before the decisive blow, García was the most aggressive fighter. The fight was postponed for a month because Covid-19 tested positive for Campbell.
Owing to limitations in García’s home state due to the coronavirus, the war was relocated to Texas. “I’ve never been knocked down in my life,” said García, who combines his broad social media following with a dramatic flourish in the ring. “I think I was a little too excited at that moment. “Since winning a gold medal at the London Olympics in his home country in 2012, Campbell had lost two previous title fights. It was García’s fifth consecutive knockout after what his camp called a poor majority decision over Carlos Morales in 2018. Oscar De La Hoya, the promoter, said, “This is the kind of fight where superstars are made,” “For the first time in his career, Ryan went to the mat early, got up, rallied, broke his man and got the knockout. “García comfortably took the first round before Campbell’s left hook came halfway through the second. By continuing to strike, García reclaimed power and came out on top in the fourth round with a right-left combination and a fast response from Campbell’s southpaw to a powerful right hand. “I was a little dizzy from the knockdown, but I wasn’t worried,”I was a little dizzy from the knockdown, but I wasn’t worried. “García sent Campbell to the ropes late in the fifth round and confronted the 33-year-old after the bell rang. At the beginning of the sixth round, García tried to pick up where he left off, but retreated after an aggressive start to the round. García did most of the attack, while Campbell seemed to be happy to counter. “He never fights when he comes forward, so I knew he was going to fight back if he was going to fight back.
But I showed myself today that I can be violent, come forward, show someone. “When Campbell went down, all three judges saw García comfortably ahead, with two of them awarding four consecutive rounds before the seventh round to the Los Angeles-area fighter. Asked about his next fight, García said he wanted to take on Gervonta Davis, but also mentioned Devin Haney. “Tonight, I didn’t let anything stop me from being champion,” García said. “And when he dropped me, I knew the co-