Golden Boy Promotions may have made a miscalculation in letting Ryan Garcia face Luke Campbell, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. The fight has been finalized between the two highly ranked 135-pound contenders, with the only thing needed now is for the date and venue to be selected.
The 22-year-old Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) is a fighter that the Golden Boy Promotions company is banking on becoming their next superstar to carry the company into the future.
More specifically, Golden Boy CEO Oscar De La Hoya is hoping that the left-hook throwing Garcia can become their next flagship star to replace Canelo, who seems to have stopped being the risk-taker that he used to be.
Golden Boy Taking A Bad Risk
Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn believes that the more experienced 2012 Olympic gold medalist Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) will defeat Ryan when the two face each other in November on DAZN.
“I don’t think he beats Luke Campbell. I think this is a terrible, terrible decision by them,” Hearn said to DAZN Facebook about Team Ryan Garcia making a blunder.
“But maybe it’s a genius decision. We’ll find out in November. It’s a brilliant fight, and I’m excited about it because I really want Luke to win that fight,” said Hearn.
Campbell vs. Garcia is an excellent fight, and it could be huge by the time November rolls around. If Golden Boy and Matchroom do an excellent job of promoting the war, it could be one of the biggest in 2020.
There’s not much to compete with the Campbell-Garcia fight right now in terms of exciting contests that involve competitive match-ups. IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be defending against challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12th, but that fight is viewed as a non-compelling bout.
Most boxing fans believe Joshua will wipe the deck with the 39-year-old Pulev (28-1, 14 KOs). Also, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury could be defending against Deontay Wilder in December as well.
That fight is seen as a sure thing win for Fury. But with the Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell, it’s a contest in which fans aren’t sure who will win.
While some boxing fans believe that Campbell will win solely based on his experience, many others think Ryan’s massive power in his left hook will be too much for the British fighter to handle.
Noel Galang – Kamao TV