Garcia hasn’t gone to the judges since a win over Carlos Morales in September 2018. His quick hands and ability to wait patiently for an opening have served him well and made for great entertainment. The Southern California native is trained by Eddy Reynoso, who also trains Canelo Alvarez. If Garcia is the gem many believe him to be, Reynoso is going to make him shine. Garcia has spent more than a couple minutes inside of a professional boxing ring. His last two fights ended with first-round knockouts, both of them around the 90-second mark. The more recent of the two, against Francisco Fonseca last January, was particularly stunning in its swiftness and brutality.
Garcia is already dreaming big, hoping he can line up a fight against Gervonta “Tank” Davis and some other big names if he’s successful on Saturday, per DAZN: This fight is going to be about the intangibles. The things that can’t be seen or be touched. The winner of this fight is going to be the fighter that illustrates the higher boxing IQ and has the game plan that will mitigate their opponent’s ability to be successful. Both Garcia and Campbell posses a wealth of talent, have a strong amateur pedigree, Campbell the 2021 Gold Medal Olympic winner, Ryan Garcia is one of the hottest young stars in boxing. Joe Camporeale / USA TODAY Sports . The event date and start time in the US is scheduled for Saturday, January 2 at 3 pm ET / 12 pm PT, which makes it 8 pm GMT in the UK (London time). In Australia Garcia vs Campbell date and time convert to Sunday, January 3 at 7 am AEDT. The main fight start time, when Garcia and Campbell step inside the squared circle, is expected around 6 pm ET / 3 pm PT / 11 pm GMT / 10 am AEDT. Garcia vs Campbell card
The danger for Garcia is that because success has come so quickly and easily for him, he might be exposed before he’s had time to refine the weaker parts of his game.
Campbell, in theory, should be able tease out the budding star’s flaws, and perhaps exploit them enough to earn a victory. The 2012 Olympic gold medalist looked solid against Lomachenko in the early goings before the latter’s pressure fighting and well-laid traps proved to be too much for him to handle.
Being a step or two below Lomachenko is nothing to be ashamed of, and for all we know, it means he’s still going to be on a different level than the young Garcia. Campbell isn’t fazed by the younger fighter’s eye-catching social media clips.
The first major boxing card of the new year will be Ryan Garcia’s anticipated lightweight clash with Luke Campbell, live on DAZN.
Live boxing begins 2021 with a bang when Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell main event a card on January 2, airing live exclusively on DAZN.
The original card would have taken place at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California, though a venue and undercard for the Jan. 2 reschedule will be announced in due course
Respected sports streaming service DAZN has the rights to broadcast live coverage of Garcia vs Campbell in a host of countries including the UK.
Access to DAZN costs just £1.99 per month in the UK and can be cancelled anytime. This bargain offer is restricted to UK-based DAZN subscribers, though. Going to be outside the country this weekend? You can use a VPN to access your DAZN account as if you were back home in Blighty!
DAZN sports streaming is available on a variety of platforms, including iOS/Android app, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, as well as through traditional internet browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
Coverage of the undercard is due to start around 1am UK time on Sunday morning, with the main event expected around 4.30am.
For £1.99 per month, DAZN is remarkably-good value. It shows live and exclusive boxing, sports documentaries on fighters such as Mike Tyson, plus weekly shows and classic fights.
Pour yourself some strong coffee and settle in for one of the biggest fights of the year.
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Garcia vs Campbell rights holders, you won’t be able to access these streaming services when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
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DAZN has the rights to broadcast live coverage of Garcia vs Campbell in the United States and Canada. Subscription to DAZN costs $19.99 per month/$99.99 per year in the States. In Canada, a monthly subscription is $20 CAD, and an annual subscription is $150 CAD. There is also a 30-day FREE trial in Canada.
Subscription includes a host of live sporting events including boxing, UFC and soccer. You can download the DAZN app onto your Smart TV, mobile device or tablet. Coverage of the undercard set to start at 8pm ET / 5pm PT on Saturday 19th December. Garcia vs Campbell is due to start at 11.30pm ET / 8.30pm PT.
DAZN might have the rights to broadcast the Canelo fight in the UK, the States and Canada but if you’re based in Mexico, it’s no bueno amigo.
Instead, the fight – which features a national hero – will be shown exclusively on TV Azteca and the TV Azteca Connecta iOS/Android app.
The undercard will get underway around 7pm Mexico City Time, with the main event due around 10.30pm. Crack open a cold Tecate and savour the moment.
Garcia vs Campbell Fight Full card
- Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell for the interim WBC Lightweight title
- Rene Alvarado vs. Roger Gutierrez for Alvarado’s WBA (regular) Super Featherweight title
- Felix Alvarado vs. DeeJay Kriel for Alvarado’s IBF Jr. Flyweight title
- Raul Curiel vs. Ramses Agaton; Welterweight
- Sean Garcia vs. Rene Marquez; Lightweight
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Jorge Martinez; Cruiserweight
- Asa Stevens vs. Francisco Bonilla; Bantamweight
- Franchon Crews vs. Ashleigh Curry; Women’s Super Middleweight
- Alex Rincon vs. Sergio Gonzalez; Super Welterweight
- Trinidad Vargas vs. TBA; Super Flyweight
- Alexis Eduardo Molina vs. Robert Greenwood at featherweight
- Nationality: American
- Born: August 8, 1998
- Height: 5-10
- Reach: 70 inches
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 20-0 with 17 knockouts
- Nationality: British
- Born: Sept. 27, 1987
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 71 inches
- Total fights: 23
- Record: 20-3 with 16 knockouts
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