Luke Campbell Says Ryan Garcia Fight Was ‘Lose-Lose’ Situation
After having some time to reflect, Luke Campbell feels his clash with Ryan Garcia was a lose-lose situation.
Campbell shared the ring with Garcia in the main event of a Golden Boy Promotions card in association with Matchroom Boxing. The bout was contested for the interim WBC Lightweight Championship. Campbell was able to drop Garcia in the second round but he ultimately lost the fight via seventh-round knockout after failing to beat the 10-count due to a body shot.
During an interview with iFL TV, Campbell said he was disappointed to read what the score totals were before he was stopped (h/t BoxingScene.com).
“To me to win, I would have had to knock him out to win. I thought it would be more fair on the scorecards, the scorecards, what I got told, were stupid, because for me it was a very competitive fight. Nothing much in the fight between us both by that point, but what some of those scorecards I was reading were so biased.”
Campbell shared his belief that barring a knockout, he would’ve been in a rough spot.
“Now I’m thinking, bloody hell, it was probably lose-lose for me anyhow because if I had beaten him – which I would have never gotten a points decision anyhow, not with that scorecard – I would have had to knock him out to beat him.”
Campbell also said he feels he wouldn’t have gotten his due had he defeated Garcia. He feels the narrative would’ve been that he defeated an Instagram fighter.