On Saturday, January 2, 2021, Ryan Garcia stepped up in competition to face Olympic gold medal winner, Luke Campbell.
Garcia stopped Campbell via vicious body shot in Round 7, but not before Campbell shook up the boxing world by hurting and dropping the young Golden Boy star in Round 2.
On the Knockdown:
“I got too excited in the moment. I felt I could just walk him down, but he ended up cracking me. So, I had to adjust and calm down. I knew that I could beat him. I had to show that I was a warrior. I was a little dizzy with the knockdown, but I wasn’t worried. He’s not used to going forward, so I just knew I had to cover up.”
“He never fights coming forward, so I knew he would back up throughout the fight. I’m naturally a counterpuncher. But today I showed that I can be aggressive, go forward and take it to somebody. I showed I can take it to somebody and knock them out. God told me that it would end with a body shot, and that’s what happened. I want to thank God.”
On The Future:
“I want to be a man of my word. I want Gervonta “Tank” Davis. I am ready. People are worried about that one. I want Tank Davis. I would also fight Devin Haney, too.”