What Is Eddie Hearn’s Prediction For Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell?
Matchroom Boxing’s Eddie Hearn has weighed in on the Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell fight.
Garcia and Campbell have agreed to do battle for the interim WBC Lightweight Championship. The two sides are hoping to get a deal done for November. Garcia is under Golden Boy Promotions, while Campbell works with Matchroom Boxing.
Speaking to the folks at DAZN, Hearn explained why he feels Campbell will be too much for Garcia to handle (via Bad Left Hook).
"I think this is a terrible, terrible decision by them."Eddie Hearn doesn't back Ryan Garcia to beat Luke Campbell 💬
Posted by DAZN on Thursday, September 3, 2020
“I don’t think he beats Luke Campbell. I think this is a terrible, terrible decision by them. But maybe it’s a genius decision. We’ll find out in November. It’s a brilliant fight and I’m excited for it, because I really want Luke to win that fight. He’s probably the lightweight that’s been thrown into the toughest challenges to try and win a world title, this one, of course, for the interim title. He had to go to Los Angeles and fight Jorge Linares. I felt he could’ve nicked that fight, even with a knockdown. His father passed away, like, two weeks before that fight. Then he boxed Vasiliy Lomachenko, and now he’s fighting Ryan Garcia in LA. So you have to give Luke Campbell a huge amount of credit and respect.”
Garcia is undefeated with a pro boxing record of 20-0. He’s fresh off a first-round knockout victory over Francisco Fonseca back on February 14. He successfully retained the WBC Silver Lightweight Title.
As for Campbell, he was last seen in action on August 31, 2019. He challenged Vasiliy Lomachenko for the WBA, WBO, and WBC Lightweight Titles. Campbell fell short in the title fight via unanimous decision.
Many believe Garcia is in for the biggest fight of his career when he meets Campbell for the interim WBC gold. The winner will be in prime position to fight the main champion Devin Haney.