After recovering from an early knockdown to hand Luke Campbell the first loss of his professional career, Ryan Garcia claims “it showed a lot of people who I really am” Campbell had been priced by bookmakers as an underdog, but in the second round of their lightweight fight at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, he battered his much-touted opponent with a brutal left hook to the jaw.
However, the undefeated Garcia recovered, and after an assault at the end of the fifth round, Campbell was saved by the bell before being counted out two rounds later after a brutal left hook to the body. You’re not what they think you are, you’re who you want to be. Com/MpPSOScbPy- Ryan Garcia (@KingRyanG) January 3, 2021This was the fourth loss of Campbell’s 24-fight professional career, and although the Hull southpaw later said he was “heartbroken” as he won the WBC interim title, Garcia revelled in his biggest victory to date. During his ringside interview on DAZN, the American (21-0, 18KOs), who was brought to the ring on a throne and wearing a crown, said, “It definitely showed a lot of people who I really am. “I vowed to be a champion, even though he dropped me, I won’t let anything stop me. He caught me and I was like, ‘Yo, this is nuts, I got dropped,” he said.’ In my life, I’ve never been dropped. At that moment, I thought I was a little too excited, I knew I was in charge, but I just wanted to beat him up, I felt like I might crack him but he cracked me. You get knocked down in this life, but don’t let life hold you down. “I had to adjust and calm down because I knew I could beat him, I just had to get back up and show everyone what a warrior is really like. The 22-year-old is in pole position to fight WBC champion Devin Haney, but would prefer a fight against fellow heavyweight Gervonta “I had to adjust and calm down because I knew I could beat him, I just had to get back up and show everyone what a warrior really is like. The 22-year-old is in pole position to battle WBC champion Devin Haney, but would prefer a battle against fellow heavyweight Gervonta ” Davis, who holds a second world title in the 135lb division. Garcia added, ” Davis, who holds a second world title in the divisional 135lb. I’m up, let’s go. I also want Devin to fight. I want to be the man of my word and the Tank of War. I know that people are concerned, but I’m ready for it. Well, I’m very heartbroken. I wanted to get you all back to victory. I apologize for that. I hope that all of you enjoyed the war. I need to tip @KingRyanG with my cap, well done and a bright future for him. All the rest, I wish him. “Pic.twitter.com/hCVvillSm2- Luke Campbell MBE (@luke11campbell) January 3, 2021 “I just battled an Olympic gold medalist, Lomachenko couldn’t hurt him, Linares couldn’t finish him, I proved that I’m exceptional. “Despite his dismay at the latest setback in his career, Garcia, whose entourage included fellow gym mate Saul’Canelo ‘Alvarez, tipped a promising future for Campbell, a London 2012 Olympic champion, I need to tip @KingRyanG with my cap, well done and a bright future for him. I wish him all the very best.