Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell January Bout Set For Dallas
The upcoming Lightweight eliminator showdown between unbeaten, California rising star, Ryan Garcia and English former World Title challenger, Luke Campbell, already had a date. Now, it has a location in the “Lonestar State.”
Golden Boy Promotions made the official announcement Monday morning that Garcia-Campbell will be taking place in the home arena of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA/the Dallas Stars of the NHL, the American Airlines Center,
— Golden Boy (@GoldenBoyBoxing) December 7, 2020
The WBC had mandated the Garcia-Campbell fight back in early August, while the fighters and their promoters hashed out when and where to fight. They had settled on the date of December 5th (last Saturday) before Campbell contracted Covid 19 early last month and had to stop training. Thus, the fight was pushed back to the first Saturday in January.
The 22 year old Garcia is 20-0, 17 KOs, and is considered the star of Golden Boy’s stable now that the nasty breakup of four division World Champ, Canelo Alvarez and Oscar De La Hoya’s promotion is complete. He was last in the ring in a one round, one punch wipeout of Freddy Fonseca in February.
“Boxing is a sport that reaches all corners of the map; after nearly a year at home what better way to bring in 2021 than with a card full of champions, contenders and prospects from all over the world?” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy said Monday in their press release.
“They say that everything’s bigger in Texas, so I couldn’t think of a better place to welcome the newest superstar in boxing.”
Tickets for Garcia and Campbell will go on sale Friday. It is believed that in the 20,000 seat arena will be allowed by Texas Health officials to have at least 5,000 socially distanced fans in attendance.
On Saturday night, Arlington, Texas’ AT&T Stadium had over 16,000 fans for the Errol Spence-Danny Garcia Unified Welterweight showdown won by Spence. That, however, was in the massive Dallas Cowboys indoor football stadium
Back to Campbell, he’s 20-3, 16 KOs. and is a popular English fighter, who suffered a loss for the vacant WBC 135 lb. belt August 31st of 2019. That was via 12-round decision in London to former Unified Champ, Vasyl Lomachenko. He has not fought since.
He had announced recently that he has fully recovered from Coronavirus and is back training.