Garcia’s previous fight ended in defeat at 135 pounds as he was stopped in the seventh round following a body shot from Gervonta Davis. Thereafter, Garcia decided to move up to junior welterweight. Since then, he has been working alongside his new trainer, Derrick James. A title shot against Rolando Romero had been teased, however, the latter is in line to face his mandatory Ohara Davies. But given that the fight has been delayed due to Romero submitting medical evidence, which resulted in the purse bid not going ahead, Garcia could target that fight moving forward.
But for now, his attention could be heading Campa’s way. His opponent’s record stands at 35-3-1, while his last bout was against Javier Franco, which ended in a knockout win. Therefore, Campa could prove a good test for Garcia’s introduction to the 140 division.
“Ryan [Garcia] is going to be back in November or December…One of the leading candidates to get that fight was going to be Pedro Campa. Pedro Campa is a fighter with a couple of losses, but he gave Teofimo Lopez a pretty solid fight when Teofimo had his first fight when he moved up to 140 lbs.
“I don’t think Ohara Davies gets the nod [for Ryan Garcia’s opponent], only because he’s in line fight in his next fight for the [WBA light welterweight] title,” Rafael said