Former two division champion Ricky Hatton is not satisfied that light-weight superstar Ryan Garcia is the true deal.
Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) may have the greatest test of his career on Saturday, when he faces 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell.
The vacant WBC period in-between-light-weight title could be at stake – with the winner falling in line for a compulsory crack at full WBC champion Devon Haney.
as a result of his massive following on Instragram, Garcia is still seen via lots of people as being a hyped up social media megastar.
Hatton is doubtful if the hype is precise, but he expects Campbell to model out the particulars of that matter – proving Garcia’s real price in the weight category.
Campbell has the aspect in journey, with his novice background and aggressive decision losses in world title fights against Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares.
“Campbell has been in there and done the world title rounds with Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares and he is a tall southpaw. Ryan Garcia has so plenty hand speed and he’s some of the biggest prospects in world boxing. however I don’t be aware of if he has bitten off greater than he can bite with Luke Campbell,” Hatton instructed The sun.
“all the capabilities is there with Garcia but I don’t comprehend if he has been verified yet and Luke Campbell can be a bridge too some distance. Garcia may well be all Instagram hype.
“he’s an attractive boy and his arms are very fast and he’s at all times on social media. but then so is someone like Floyd Mayweather and he is the optimum pound-for-pound fighter on the planet, as a result of he backed it up. Garcia could be in a position to again it up too and then he can be the actual deal.”