Ryan Garcia begins the new year with a highly anticipated showdown with Luke Campbell for the interim WBC lightweight title on Saturday, January 2 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas.
It will mark Garcia’s return to the ring for his first fight since the COVID-19 pandemic brought the sporting world to a standstill last year. The fight was originally scheduled for December 5, but was postponed when Campbell tested positive for coronavirus. The fight now restarts with a limited number of fans following the social distancing guidelines. The winner will be in line to challenge current WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney.
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Garcia (20-0, 17 Los) vs. Campbell (20-3, 16 Los) has been billed as “Fire & Ice,” with Campbell aiming to end the rising star’s undefeated streak. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist not only stands out as Garcia’s toughest test to date, but he has also faced players like Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares. The 33-year-old has never been stopped and plans to return to compete for the title with a victory on Saturday night.
Garcia is one of the leaders of the new generation of fighters. Initially thought to be just a social media superstar, Garcia has surprised with recent performances including a pair of first-round knockouts against Romero Duo and Francisco Fonseca. The talented fighter with scintillating speed and a fiery left hook has improved tremendously under the tutelage of Canelo Alvarez’s trainer, Eddy Reynoso.
Will Garcia catapult himself into contention for the title or can “Cool Hand” Luke put an end to the hype?
Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell live updates, highlights
Live coverage of Sporting News begins at 3 pm ET.
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell start time
- Date: Saturday january 2
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Garcia-Campbell: 6 pm ET
The main undercards of Garcia vs. Campbell begins at 3 p.m. ET. Garcia and Campbell were hoping to do their walks around the ring around 6 p.m. ET, although the timing depends on the length of previous fights.
How to watch the Garcia vs. Campbell fight
The Garcia-Campbell fight will be broadcast live globally on Dan, to more than 200 countries and territories, including the US and Canada.
Those interested in watching the fight can find Dan on a number of different systems, including but not limited to Amazon Fire TV / stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromes, iOS devices, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox. X / S and Roku series.
Viewers can also find it on Dan.com using browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari.
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell Fight Card
- Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell for the interim WBC lightweight title
- Rene Alvarado vs. Roger Gutierrez for Alvarado’s WBA Super Feather Title (Regular)
- Felix Alvarado vs DeeJay Ariel for Alvarado’s IBF Junior Flyweight Title
- Raúl Curiel vs. Ramses Agaton; welterweights
- Sean García against René Márquez; light weights
- TrisBayreutheuth against Jorge Martínez; crweightsts
- Asa Stevens against Francisco Bonilla; bantamweight
- Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs. Ashleigh Curry; super middlewewomen Alexn
- Alex Rincón against Sergio González; super welterweights
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.