Unbeaten rising light-weight megastar Ryan Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) changed into stimulated to prove a big factor in his scheduled fight with 2012 Olympic gold medal winner Luke Campbell.
before a crowd of 6,000 on the American airways enviornment in Dallas, Texas, Garcia became pressured to get off the floor to ranking a sensational knockout of Campbell to seize the WBC’s meantime-light-weight title.
the contest turned into ordered final yr through the sanctioning physique, with the winner being guaranteed a compulsory shot at full WBC world champion Devin Haney.
issues didn’t get off to a fine superstar, when within the 2nd round Garcia became dropped for the first time in his profession. Campbell landed a perfect counter hook that despatched Garcia crashing to the mat.
Garcia was able to regroup by means of the third round, and then took returned full manage when he badly damage Campbell close the conclusion of the fifth.
The combat got here to an in depth in the seventh round, when Garcia landed a vicious hook to the liver that dropped Campbell to his knees because the referee counted him out.
For the most of his career, there are many who seen Garcia as a overvalued social media character.
Garcia believes his performance sent a big message to loads of the critics who refused to supply him any credit for his profession accomplishments to date.
“My efficiency in fact confirmed a lot of people who I in reality am,” observed Garcia. “Going into this fight i wished to exhibit americans that you just don’t seem to be what americans name you. you’re what you decide to be. I selected to be a champion tonight. I didn’t let the rest stop me from being a champion tonight. Even when he dropped me, I knew that couldn’t stop me from being champion.”