BOXING kicks off 2021 with a bang as Ryan Garcia readies himself for a fight with Luke Campbell.
Garcia, who's relatively untested as a fighter in the lightweight division, will take on two-time world title challenger and Olympic gold-medallist Campbell in a WBC lightweight title eliminator.
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Fans of the sport are in eagerly anticipating the match-up, which puts the winner right into a world title picture next year.
Garcia and Campbell signed the deal to fight earlier this year, with Golden Boy Promotions to promote the event in the U.S.
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When is Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell?
- Garcia's huge clash with Campbell was supposed to take place on December 5 in California.
- However, Campbell tested positive for coronavirus, putting the fight back until Saturday, January 2, 2021.
What channel is Garcia vs Campbell and can it be live streamed?
- Garcia vs Campbell will be shown live on DAZN UK, which launched on December 18 with Gennady Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta.
- Garcia's promoters Golden Boy, and Campbell's Matchroom, are both tied into deals with DAZN in the U.S. and will likely now see shows from across the pond broadcast on the streaming platform in the UK.
- The fight will take place in the Texas at the American Airlines Center.
- Garcia vs Campbell will be available for streaming on the DAZN app, which you can subscribe to for just £1.99 per month, by clicking HERE.
- The DAZN app can be downloaded onto a mobile, tablet device or onto a smart TV.
What time does Garcia vs Campbell start?
- We can expect an earlier start time for fans hoping to watch in the UK.
- Garcia's huge clash with Campbell will likely get underway from 11pm GMT time on January 2, which is 5pm local time.
- The card is timed to accommodate both US and global viewers to DAZN.
Garcia vs Campbell undercard
Rene Alvarado defends his title against Roger Gutierrez as chief support on the bill.
- Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell (interim WBA world light title)
- Rene Alvarado vs Roger Gutierrez (WBA world super-featherweight title)
- Felix Alvarado vs DeeJay Krie (IBF world light-flyweight title)
- Franchon Crews Dezurn vs Ashleigh Curry (super-middleweight)
- Sean Garcia vs Rene Marquez (lightweight)
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- James Orr
TALE OF THE TAPE
How the fighters compare ahead of tonight's huge fight…
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'DO NOT BLINK'
Garcia, a 20-0, still sees Campbell going the same way as 17 of his flattened victims, so is warning’s DAZN subscribers not to miss a split second of the action.
He said: “I am ready, all the talking is done.
“I have put in the work and I am just ready to go now.
“I don’t take anyone lightly, I have put the work in.
“I am just telling everyone to not blink.”
- James Orr
FIGHT NIGHT IS HERE!
Luke Campbell is loving the underdog tag on his US mission to upset the new American golden boy.
Oscar De La Hoya protege Ryan Garcia, 22, has 7.8m Instagram followers banking on him snatching the lightweight baton from Hull's 33-year-old 2012 Olympic winner TONIGHT.
Campbell, who needs to win in Dallas, Texas to bank himself a third world title shot, is as wide as 3-1 to bring a win back from cowboy country.
But Cool Hand wants to leave the bookies and judges empty handed by scorching the red-hot prospect with a knockout performance on the road.
After making the 9st 9lbs limit, Campbell said: “I feel good, this is the opportunity I have been waiting for for a long time.
“I have been sparring world class opponents and performing well so I am ready to go.
“I have been the underdog my whole career, from my amateur days. It doesn’t bother me, I like the position of underdog.”
When asked if he could trust the officials to score rounds fairly, he said: “I just view it as me winning every round and taking it out of the judges' hands.
“Can I win a decision in Texas? We will soon find out won’t we.”
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