Garcia vs Campbell ring walk time: When will fight start and how can I watch it?

Luke Campbell 


Ryan Garcia’s quest to become one of boxing’s biggest superstars continues this weekend with a significant test against Britain’s 2012 Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell.

Garcia, 22, is already a huge in the US and Mexico and is looking to follow in the footsteps of his training partner, Canelo Alvarez, by adding the first British scalp to his resume. 

Campbell will provide by far the sternest inspection of Garcia’s credentials, though. The 33-year-old came up agonisingly short against Jorge Linares and went the distance with Vasyl Lomachenko last year. Furthermore, while Garcia has never been the full 12 rounds, Campbell has never been knockout out as a professional. 

It will be a long road back for the Briton if he is to suffer defeat, though, and could mark the beginning of the end for one of the country’s best if all too often under-celebrated boxers.

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For the winner, some thrilling fights await, with Teofimo Lopez the new king of the lightweight division, while Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney are both looking to establish themselves as the world’s best at 135lbs. Here’s everything you need to know about the fight for the interim WBC lightweight title:

When and where is the fight?

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The fight is set for Saturday, 2 January at American Airlines Center, Dallas, United States.

What time is the fight and when are the ring walks?

The fight will start around 11pm GMT, much earlier than the usual fights that take place in America.

We can expect the ring walks any time from 10:30pm GMT onwards.

What TV channel is the fight on and is there a live stream?

The fight is on DAZN in the UK, United States and Canada. You can sign up in the UK here with the cost set at £1.99 per month. While in the United States and Canada you can pay $9.99 per month.

What fights are on the undercard?

  • Rene Alvarado vs Roger Gutierrez
  • Felix Alvarado vs DeeJay Kriel
  • Raul Curiel vs Ramses Agaton
  • Franchon Crews Dezurn vs Ashleigh Curry
  • Alex Rincon vs Sergio Lucio Gonzalez 
  • Sean Garcia vs Rene Marquez
  • Asa Stevens vs Francisco Bonilla
  • Tristan Kalkreuth vs Jorge Armando Martinez

Odds

Garcia: 2/7

Campbell: 13/5

Draw: 18/1

Prediction

Garcia is explosive and carries power, but Campbell can take a shot, this fight should therefore go deep.

The Briton can box and move nicely and has nice timing, while he has been known to go the body, which should give Garcia some hesitation when loading up.

We’re opting for a close fight and Garcia to just edge this on points. 

What are the fighters saying?

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Garcia: “I feel bad for Luke. He’s just the first one of my opponents that’s going to get it bad. I’m older, stronger, and coming into myself. I already felt I was coming into myself for the Fonseca fight. I was on a roll and ready to takeover. God said how it was supposed to be. I cannot wait to punish Luke Campbell. I want to break his eye. I want to break his bones. I want to break everything off of him.”

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