Luke Campbell doesn’t want to hear about ethical victories.
a good deal has been fabricated from the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist and former two-time title challenger serving as the hardest verify in the younger career of unbeaten contender Ryan García (20-0, 17KOs). The storyline is constantly assigned to the fighter deemed as the gatekeeper within the equation, a measuring keep on with the younger gun on the upward push.
England’s Campbell didn’t cross the Atlantic Ocean just to function a footnote in García’s profession, however somewhat the one answerable for ruining it.
“I want to show that I’m the gold standard within the division,” Campbell emphatically mentioned all over Thursday’s last pre-combat press conference forward of their scheduled 12-round leading adventure (Saturday, DAZN, 5:00 p.m. ET). “I need to beat the most advantageous in the division.”
That second has yet to come back for Campbell, having twice come up short on the title stage. The 33-yr historic southpaw from Hull, England dropped a slender resolution to then-light-weight titlist Jorge Linares in September 2017 and falling smartly brief in a 12-round defeat to Vasilily Lomachenko in their multi-belt title fight ultimate August in London.
Campbell become credited for proving to be a handful for the supremely professional Lomachenko (14-2, 10KOs), notwithstanding he has taken such feedback as false praise. now not attracted to being a runner-up, the British southpaw has conducted some serious soul looking over the last sixteen months, together with preparing himself for a profession-defining efficiency on Saturday.
“My method is to win by any potential viable,” insists Campbell. “everybody’s mentioned I performed smartly in opposition t Lomachenko. Me myself, i do know I didn’t operate to the best of my capability.
“I’ve watched it lower back, I’ve informed and have introduced myself to be the surest I will also be.”
The scheduled 12-round bout will air reside on DAZN from American airlines center in Dallas, Texas. The winner will become the obligatory challenger to the lightweight title at the moment held through Devin Haney (25-0, 15KOs), who could be on web site as a part of the DAZN broadcast group.
Jake Donovan is a senior author for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox