a few months ago, Golden Boy Promotions suffered a large blow when company celeb, Canelo Alvarez, broke faraway from their company.
They now have a brand new celebrity within the making.
On Saturday night at the American airways enviornment in Dallas, Texas – light-weight contender Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) proved to the boxing world that he was the actual deal.
Garcia knocked out Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell in the seventh round to catch the WBC’s meantime-lightweight title.
in an effort to get the win, Garcia had to combat through some adversity.
all over the 2nd round, Campbell dropped Garcia difficult with a counter hook.
Garcia turned into able to improve, chipping away at Campbell except the seventh – when a perfectly positioned shot the liver put Campbell down for he full count.
De La Hoya, a former six division world champion and himself an Olympic gold medal winner, changed into over the moon with the victory.
He believes the performance sent a robust message to the true names in the weight classification, together with unified champion Teofimo Lopez, WBA secondary champion Gervonta Davis and WBC champion Devin Haney.
“this is the sort of combat the place superstars are made. Down on the mat early for the first time in his career, Ryan bought up, rallied, broke down his man and bought the knockout. every person within the lightweight division may still accept as true with themselves on be aware. 2021 could be the 12 months of Ryan Garcia,” De La Hoya pointed out.
The victory made Garcia the obligatory challenger to Haney’s title, nevertheless it is still to be seen if that contest will turn up next. Haney additionally has a compulsory defense due to Javier Fortuna.