2021 kicks off with a marvelous Light-weight crossroads combat this afternoon (Sat., Jan. 2, 2021) as social media sensation Ryan Garcia throws down with Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell for the interim WBC title.
MMAmania.com will supply Reside coverage of this afternoon’ main celebration down below. The DAZN-streamed broadcast (enjoy it below) kicks off at 3 p.m. ET, with Garcia and Campbell probably to make the walk nearer to 6 p.m. ET.
The 22-yr-aged Garcia, seen by some as a single of the major young talents in the sport, viciously knocked out his previous two opponents in a put together 2:58. He usually takes a substantial action up in opposition from Campbell, on the other hand the Englishman’s only unavenged losses arrived to multi-division winner Jorge Linares, to whom he fell by break up conclusion in 2017, and the incomparable Vasiliy Lomachenko very last yr.
The winner will, alongside veteran Javier Fortuna, be in line to confront Devin Haney for the comprehensive WBC title. That’s not to be baffled with the “franchise” title a short while ago taken by Teofimo Lopez. Do not feel about it also difficult.
In before action, the Alvarado brothers, Rene and Felix, will protect their respective titles towards Roger Gutierrez and previous minimumweight champion DeeJay Kriel. Previous women’s WBO tremendous middleweight winner Franchon Crews-Dezurn will be in action as properly, using on journeywoman Ashleigh Curry.
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell — Garcia def. Campbell by KO at 1:58 of Spherical Seven
Rene Alvarado vs. Roger Gutierrez — Gutierrez def. Alvarado by unanimous final decision (113-112 x3)
Felix Alvarado vs. DeeJay Kriel — Alvarado def. Kriel by TKO at 1:39 of Spherical 10
WBC Interim Light-weight Championship: Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell
Spherical one particular: Garcia jabs the physique to start. Remaining hook falls quick as he tries to stroll Campbell down. Campbell sends out jabs as well. Trapped in the corner early, circles out and fires to the human body. Superior still left downstairs met by a Garcia jab. Great trade and Garcia lands a cross. Midway as a result of. A few-piece goes higher-very low. Campbell launches a trio in return. Garcia backs him to the ropes, bounces punches off the guard. Campbell digs a different still left to the body. Fantastic trade in the center and Garcia sticks his tongue out. A further physique shot by Campbell. 10-9 Campbell.
Spherical two: Campbell with a different still left to the body. He’s finding his direct foot on the outside the house, lands an additional. Garcia attempts a 1-2-3. Jab trade. Left hook lands for him and he opens up on the ropes. Campbell goes minimal-high with remaining fingers. He techniques in at heart ring and decks Garcia with an overhand remaining. It’s a quite hard knockdown but he’s up in lots of time. Straight still left upstairs, staying affected person. Overhand falls small. Garcia lands a hook to the body. Clinch. Wonderful very little verify hook connects. 10-8, 20-17 Campbell.
Round 3: Trading jabs early in the round. Garcia tries a 1-2, lands a correct to the entire body. Campbell jabs the human body. Glancing overhand remaining by Campbell, who absorbs a 1-2. High-minimal from Garcia. Halfway by way of. Garcia lands a cross, eats a verify hook. Overall body shot. Campbell goes very low-substantial with his still left hand. Garcia attempts to open up up in the corner. 1-2 from Campbell. Jab, overhand remaining quickly immediately after. Garcia goes to the entire body on the ropes. 10-9 Garcia, 29-27 Campbell.
Spherical 4: Counter jab knocks Garcia back. 1-2 from Campbell, clinch. Garcia combo falls short. Campbell warned for a borderline low blow. Garcia tries a a few-piece, has a two-piece arrive back. Yet another entire body shot by Campbell satisfied by a 2-3. Fantastic 1-2 by Garcia. Campebll with yet another human body blow, absorbs a few rights. Halfway by. Campbell overall body shot. Clinch. Once again Campbell goes downstairs. Counter left up top rated. Clinch. Two additional human body pictures, then a different pair. Garcia fires, met by a remaining to the physique. 10-9, 39-36 Campbell.
Round 5: Fierce exchange in the heart. Campbell with a rigid jab. Mix in near generally blocked. 1-2 to the overall body. Garcia goes large-small with a 2-3. Campbell to the system, normally takes borderline low blows in return. Campbell attempts a combo. Halfway via. 2-3. Garcia with a appropriate to the human body. Good direct correct, overhand left comes back at him. Minimal-superior 1-2 from Campbell. He tries a collection of lefts. Fantastic combination by Garcia. Tricky check hook at the bell visibly hurts Campbell. 10-9 Garcia, 48-46 Campbell.
Round 6: Garcia coming out slugging. Extensive flurries. Clinch. Campbell potshots in the centre just after surviving. Straight suitable by Garcia. Combination lands for Campbell. Body jabs. Garcia combo blocked. Halfway by way of. 1-2 by Garcia, who normally takes a 3-piece in return. Campbell jabs the physique. Garcia test hook, tries to tear into him on the ropes. Campbell blasts him with an overhand remaining and energy jab in return. Human body jab. Garcia with a hook downstairs. 10-9, 58-55 Campbell.
Round seven: Brief trade in the centre to start. Campbell jabs the body. Jabs upstairs. Garcia lands a correct cross by the guard. Both of those land straights. Campbell to the body. Excellent still left hook by Garcia, advancing on the ropes. Campbell proper cross and human body shot. 1-2 midway as a result of. Entire body photographs satisfied by a vicious just one from Garcia that sends the Brit to his knees. He can’t defeat the rely and Garcia has the comeback knockout.
Last outcome: Garcia def. Campbell by KO
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