Ryan Garcia is one of boxing’s most exciting young stars. On January 2nd, he is scheduled to take on Luke Campbell in his most difficult test to date. This week, more information on Garcia vs. Campbell began to surface.
This is an incredible fight for the lightweight division. Today, we’ll discuss some of the emerging reports on this bout. We will also talk about how each man stands in the eyes of the oddsmakers.
Let’s get into it!
The sport of boxing seems to have entered into a new kind of golden age. Every division is now filled with elite fighters desperate for greatness. Recently, the bantamweight division has emerged as one of the best in the sport.
It’s here at 135 pounds that some of boxing’s best fighters compete in. For a time, it seemed as if Vasyl Lomachenko would dominate the division for years to come. Teofimo Lopez put that idea to rest with an incredible decision win over “Loma.” It was one of the biggest upsets according to most US online sports betting sites in recent memory.
Lopez is just one of several champions at lightweight. Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney are two other world-class champions in the weight class. It wouldn’t be a surprise to see new bantamweight champions emerge sometime over the next few years.
There are several exciting up and comers at bantamweight, too. Some believe that Ryan Garcia is one of the most exciting prospects in this division. He’s now 20-0 as a professional with 17 of his wins coming via stoppage.
Ryan Garcia is booked to take on Luke Campbell on January 2nd. It’s a great fight for fans, many of whom believe Campbell is the toughest test that Garcia has faced thus far in his career. More information is coming out about this fight every single week.
It now appears we have a new location set for this massive lightweight clash!
Ryan Garcia has been a force in the lightweight division for years. Some argue that he hasn’t faced truly elite competition during his time in the sport. That may be true, yet Ryan has passed every test he’s been given in the sport with flying colors.
There’s no way his detractors can say Luke Campbell is an easy fight. Luke is one of the UK’s best boxers and is coming off a decision loss to Vasyl Lomachenko. He’s world-class and certainly has the skills to defeat Garcia.
New reports claim that Garcia vs. Campbell will be taking place in Texas! Initially, this bout was planned to take place in Indio, California. The location was then moved to Cancun, Mexico. Now, Golden Boy Promotions seems to have settled on a location in the Lonestar State.
ESPN boxing analyst Steve Kim broke the news on his Twitter account this week.
“Looking like the Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell fight on Jan 2nd is headed to Texas. Golden Boy wanted to place this fight in Cancun, but ran into some issues. Bottom line is ‘KingRy’ wants a crowd and he’s a ticket seller,” Kim said.
This is a fantastic bout to start 2021. The winner will almost be guaranteed a shot at a world championship. The loser will need to regroup and earn several more wins before a shot at a title is possible.
It’s still a few weeks away, yet many boxing fans are choosing to bet on this matchup right now. Let’s look at the odds!
Boxing betting has always been popular. In 2020, the popularity of this activity has skyrocketed. More fans are heading to online sportsbooks to place their wagers now than ever before. It’s a fun way to get more invested in different bouts.
Many are heading to BetOnline to bet on different bouts. This site has grown to become one of the best internet sports betting websites in the country. It is currently offering some fantastic odds for both Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell.
Not many are surprised to see Garcia enter this bout as the -220 favorite. He is undefeated in his career and has some of the fastest hands in the lightweight division. He hasn’t faced the elite of the elite at lightweight, however, and Campbell may end up exposing his inexperience. Garcia is certainly confident he’ll get the win, though.
“I think he’s a game fighter, and he’s a person that doesn’t like to lose, but that doesn’t matter,” Garcia said. “There’s nothing he can do in his arsenal that I see that he could even do anything to me. There’s nothing that can shock me. I’m just very calm and extremely excited. I can’t wait for you guys to see my display of boxing.”
Luke Campbell might end up pulling off the first big upset of 2021. He has a solid fundamental boxing game and holds wins over some elite competition including Yvan Mendy and Derry Matthews. He’ll need to be careful, but Campbell has the skills to get the win. That would earn bettors that take his odds of +190 some serious cash.
Are you excited to see Garcia vs. Campbell? Who do you think ends up winning? Let us know in the comments section below!
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