Ryan Garcia has become synonymous with quick and spectacular knockouts.
And why? An undefeated lightweight candidate to face Luke Campbell at the American Airlines Center (DAZN) in Dallas on Saturday stopped 17 of his 20 opponents-the last two of the first round.
But he suggests you don’t make him a pigeon hole. He is ready to do anything against Campbell, including long battles.
Broadcaster Todd Grisham, who is holding a press conference Thursday afternoon, asked Campbell about the idea that his opponents (at least recently) have not demonstrated that they can go deep into the fight.
Garcia was a little upset and jumped in at that point.
“That’s because I didn’t make it happen,” he said. “That’s the only reason. I trained as hard as I could for the 12th round. If it goes that way, I go that way. If he pulls it out of me, he If is tough, that would happen if he could take a shot.
“But I’m ready for it. So they can say everything they want that I can’t go 12 rounds. But when I get there, I’m going for a thousand rounds I trained as hard as I could. “
In fact, it wasn’t long since Garcia entered a later round. He has been knocking out four times in a row. But before that, he defeated Jason Beres and Carlos Morales with a series of 10 rounds of fighting decisions.
And yes, a long battle with Campbell (20-3, 16 KO) is a realistic possibility. The British have been down four times, but have never stayed there.
Indeed, 2012 Olympic gold medalist Campbell is an excellent veteran boxer who has shown durability against Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko. He is arguably the most important test of Garcia’s young career.
“There are a lot of unanswered questions, because I haven’t had the opportunity to view them,” Garcia said. “If they took me to rounds 10 and 12, I would have gone to those rounds, but I didn’t have a chance because I saw the shots and took them.
“Now, if Luke could do it, he would do it. I trained for the war because I knew Luke was a tough guy. I was dropped when I was beaten. Sometimes, when he gets up, he keeps fighting … so I think it might be a good fight. “
At the end of the Garcia-Campbell part of the press conference, Grisham asked if the fight had a message to their fans.
Garcia also mentioned the sacrifices that everyone had to make in difficult years and the work he did at the gym. His last comment was either a cliché intended to hype the battle, or an obscured prediction.
“Be careful not to blink,” he said.
After all, Garcia may have a short battle in mind.
– Boxing Sports
Ryan Garcia prepared to stay away from Luke Campbell as needed
https://boxingjunkie.usatoday.com/2020/12/ryan-garcia-prepared-to-go-distance-with-luke-campbell-if-necessary Ryan Garcia prepared to stay away from Luke Campbell as needed