The questions have been answered.
Ryan Garcia survived a second-round knockdown and scored the most important knockout of his profession when he landed a left to the physique that completed Luke Campbell within the seventh spherical of their WBC interim light-weight title battle on the American Airways Middle in Dallas on Saturday.
Garcia promised a knockout, however few anticipated how he would find yourself getting it. After demonstrating spectacular sharpness and hand velocity within the opening spherical, an overzealous Garcia was met by a vicious left hand that put the 22-year-old on the canvas for the primary time in his profession. Garcia made it to his toes and seemed to be in bother. As a substitute of folding, Garcia sucked it up and went again on the assault and answered the primary query about how he would cope with adversity.
“I’ve by no means been dropped in my life,” Garcia (21-0, 18 KOs) stated after the battle. “I received slightly too excited concerning the second. I needed to crack him and he cracked me. I needed to alter. I knew I may beat him. I needed to present everybody what a warrior is de facto like.”
Garcia collected himself after the knockdown after which managed the third and fourth rounds with superior hand velocity and accuracy, each of which compelled Campbell to be extra reserved. The tide turned within the fifth when Garcia landed a trademark left hook within the remaining seconds that damage Campbell badly. Little did Campbell know that the hook excessive would arrange Garcia’s end.
Campbell survived an preliminary onslaught by Garcia within the sixth spherical and appeared to start clawing his approach again within the battle. However Garcia started to combine up his punches and had Campbell guessing. Within the seventh, Campbell was overly involved with one other hook touchdown; Garcia modified ranges to sink a left hook into the 2012 Olympic gold medalist’s midsection. Campbell sank to his knees after a delayed response and the referee reached the depend of 10.
“He was very anxious about that hook coming. He thought I used to be going up high and I modified course actual fast,” a jubilant Garcia stated after notching the most important victory of his profession. Not solely did he survive the early scare, however he completed an opponent who had by no means been stopped beefore.
“I believe I confirmed lots of people who I actually am,” Garcia stated. “They needed to name me a social media star. You are not who individuals inform you who you might be, you might be who you select to be.”
The world is now Garcia’s oyster. He made it clear who he desires to face subsequent.
“I am a person of my phrase; let’s go, Tank,” Garcia stated, calling out Gervonta “Tank” Davis. “I actually need to battle Tank. I fought an Olympic gold medalist. Linares and Lomachenko could not cease him and I did.”
As WBC interim light-weight title, Garcia turns into the necessary challenger to fellow rising star and WBC champion Devin Haney.
“Hear, I am going to battle Devin Haney, too. What do the individuals need to see?” Garcia requested.
Whoever it’s, what the individuals actually need to see is Ryan Garcia again in a boxing ring before later.
Ryan Garcia survives scare, stops Luke Campbell with physique shot in seventh
Spherical 7 (7:04 p.m.): Campbell popping the jab however Garcia tucks a proper hand into Campbell’s chin. Garcia on the chase. Physique shot by Garcia places Campbell down!!! Campbell cannot rise up! Referee will get to the depend of 10 and it’s OVER!!!!!!
Spherical 6 (6:59 p.m.): Garcia is after Campbell to begin the spherical. He’s blitzing him with punches. Campbell survives the preliminary assault. Campbell lands a proper cross. He’s received his legs again underneath him. One other mixture lands by Garcia however Campbell returns fireplace. Examine hook by Garcia and a proper hand lands. Campbell lands a straight proper. Campbell simply isn’t busy sufficient to win these rounds. Garcia, 10-9 (58-55, Garcia)
Spherical 5 (6:55 p.m.): Garcia with a mix however Campbell punches in between and lands a brief hook. Proper hand by Campbell lands. Left to the physique by Garcia. Proper hand partially blocked. Garcia having a tough time touchdown a clear shot on Campbell. Campbell hasn’t thrown a variety of punches. Straight left by Garcia lands. 4 punch combo from Garcia. Garcia CRUSHES Campbell on the finish of the spherical! He’s up however WRECKED within the nook. Garcia, 10-9 (48-46, Garcia)
Spherical 4 (6:51 p.m.): Mixture by Garcia blocked by Campbell. One other lands by Garcia. Campbell with a physique shot. Proper hand by Garcia shakes Campbell up a bit. Exhausting proper hand by Campbell snaps Garcia’s head again. Garcia misses wildly. Shut spherical. Garcia, 10-9 (38-37, Garcia)
Spherical 3 (6:47 p.m.): Campbell begins the third with a large stance and Garcia is again in assault mode. Campbell lands an overhand left. Garcia rushes in and will get clipped by Campbell. Left to the physique by Garcia. Campbell is superb defensively to date. Three physique pictures by Garcia. Campbell seeking to counter. Garcia takes the third spherical. Garcia, 10-9 (28-28)
Spherical 2 (6:43 p.m.): Campbell meets Garcia in the course of the ring and lands a left to the physique. Left excessive by Garcia. Launches a barrage of punches however Campbell avoids the injury. Left hand by Campbell DROPS Garcia!!!! Garcia is up and Campbell is seeking to end him off. Garcia is shaky. Campbell stalking as Garcia continues to be in bother. Garcia makes it out the spherical however we have now a battle! Campbell, 10-8 (19-18, Campbell)
Spherical 1 (6:39 p.m.): Garcia begins by jabbing to the physique. Hook and an uppercut by Garcia. Straight proper by Garcia. Campbell lands a left to the physique. Garcia lands a straight proper hand that rocks Campbell. Garcia’s velocity is spectacular. Campbell having a tough time making an attempt to time him. Garcia with a mix. Campbell lands a left hook. Sturdy opening spherical by Garcia. 10-9, Garcia
6:25 p.m.: As anticipated, Campbell enters the ring to jeers from the gang at American Airways Middle in Dallas as Queen’s “We Will Rock You” performs. Garcia follows and the gang erupts as he enters being carried to the ring on a throne. It is clear that Garcia is a star, however can he show that he is additionally championship materials? We quickly shall see.
6:11 p.m.: The principle occasion is up subsequent! Who’re you choosing? Will Ryan Garcia add one other knockout to his resume in opposition to his hardest opponent on paper or will “Cool Hand” Luke put out the burning fireplace of Garcia?
6:05 p.m.: Roger Gutierrez wanted each single a kind of knockdowns as he received a slim resolution with scores of 113-112 throughout the board to turn out to be the brand new WBA (Common) tremendous featherweight champion. The ultimate knockdown within the final spherical was the distinction maker that pushed him forward within the remaining minute. Unimaginable.
In November, Roger Gutierrez’s mom handed away as a result of most cancers.
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6 p.m.: With the battle hanging within the stability, Gutierrez scores one other knockdown within the remaining spherical with a left hook that clipped Alvarado. Alvarado managed to outlive the spherical and managed a variety of the battle. Nevertheless, three knockdowns are practically not possible to beat…until your identify is Juan Manuel Marquez. We’ll see how the judges rating it.
5:52 p.m.: Coming into the championship rounds, the battle is probably going up within the air. After Alvarado fought his approach again into the battle, the previous few rounds have seen extra of a nip and tuck affair between the 2 fighters. It is anybody’s guess how the judges can have it.
5:31 p.m.: This battle has shifted drastically during the last two rounds. Gutierrez seems to have fully punched himself out whereas Alvarado is rejuvenated and taking on. These two knockdowns will definitely be an element however Alvarado has recovered and pulled himself again into the battle as we enter the sixth spherical.
5:23 p.m.: Issues have began off a lot totally different this time round as Roger Gutierrez dropped Alvarado twice within the third spherical. However Alvarado demonstrated large coronary heart and fought again to shut the spherical. This battle may find yourself being particular.
4:56 p.m.: After watching his twin brother flip in an thrilling efficiency, Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KOs) is up subsequent and can defend his WBA (Common) tremendous featherweight title in opposition to Roger Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20 KOs). It is a rematch from their battle three years in the past that Alvarado received by knockout. Will we get one other collection of fireworks?
4:48 p.m.: Kriel fought his approach again into the battle however Alvarado placed on a violent exhibition of punishment within the ninth spherical that almost ended the battle. The Tenth spherical continued the savage show of energy punching as Alvarado strafed his opponent with a proper hand and adopted with a left excessive. The referee noticed sufficient and rescued Kriel from additional punishment.
4:33 p.m.: One other knockdown by Alvarado despatched Kriel crashing to the canvas because the punishment continues into the fourth spherical. The one factor we will credit score Kriel for is his punch resistance. He would not have the ability to maintain Alvarado off of him. Nevertheless, Kriel has managed to have a pair of respectable rounds within the fifth and sixth rounds. He is nonetheless shedding however perhaps he is making this extra of a battle?
4:17 p.m.: Alvarado has come out like a person possessed within the first two rounds. Ruthlessly aggressive as he costs ahead and lobbing nothing however energy punches. Kriel is making an attempt to battle Alvarado off of him however to no avail. A left hook by Alvarado dropped Kriel within the second spherical and could possibly be the start of the top.
4:06 p.m.: One other set of brothers are additionally featured on this card as twin brothers Felix and Rene Alvarado are competing tonight. The heavy-handed Felix Alvarado (35-2, 30 KOs) defends his IBF junior flyweight title first in opposition to DeeJay Kriel (16-1-1, 8 KOs).
3:50 p.m.: Curiel made straightforward work out of Agaton with a second-round stoppage. It was one-way visitors from the opening bell as Curiel dropped Agaton within the opening body with a depraved physique shot. Curiel wasted no time ending the job as he charged Agaton within the second spherical and unleashed a barrage of energy punches to get the stoppage.
3:41 p.m.: Up subsequent is Raul Curiel (8-0, 6 KOs) vs. Ramses Agaton (22-13-3, 12 KOs) in middleweight motion.
3:36 p.m.: We kicked off the day of occasions with Ryan Garcia’s youthful brother, Sean, squeezing out a slim majority resolution victory over Rene Marquez. It was a troublesome go for Garcia, who improved to 6-0, as Marquez gave him all he may deal with. After a sluggish begin, Garcia started using his jab to maintain his aggressive foe at vary whereas hurting him with a proper hook within the third. It was simply sufficient to beat one even card of 38-38 with two scores of 39-37 to stay undefeated.
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell begin time
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 2
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- Garcia-Campbell: 6 p.m. ET
The Garcia vs. Campbell primary card begins at 3 p.m. ET. Garcia and Campbell anticipated to make their ring walks about 6 p.m. ET, though the time will depend on the size of the sooner fights.
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Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell outcomes
- Ryan Garcia def. Luke Campbell through knockout for the interim WBC light-weight title.
- Roger Gutierrez def. Rene Alvarado through unanimous resolution (113-112, 113-112, 113-112).
- Felix Alvarado def. DeeJay Kriel through Tenth-round TKO (1:39).
- Raul Curiel def. Ramses Agaton through second-round TKO (1:16).
- Sean Garcia def. Rene Marquez through majority resolution (38-38, 39-37,39-37).
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Jorge Martinez; cruiserweights
- Asa Stevens vs. Francisco Bonilla; bantamweights
- Franchon Crews-Dezurn vs. Ashleigh Curry; girls’s tremendous middleweights
- Alex Rincon vs. Sergio Gonzalez; tremendous welterweights