The lightweight clash between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell for the interim WBC title has been confirmed. The available Ryan Garcia v Luke Campbell odds are slightly favoring Garcia. However, many boxing spectators consider the fight very tough to predict.
The interim WBC lightweight championship is taking place on 02 January 2021. The young and speedy Ryan Garcia will face the experienced Brit Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The winner of the two fine boxers will likely have a chance to challenge Davin Haney for the WBC title or Gervonta Davis for the WBA regular title.
Most analysts at online gambling sites in the United States perceive the fight as youth vs experience. That is certainly true, but the boxing styles make fights. Therefore, it will be hard to predict the likely winner of this fight, despite that Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell odds are on Garcia’s side.
Garcia the fresh prospect yet to prove himself
The undefeated 22-year-old Ryan Garcia has already built a huge fan base. He is a handsome boy but with speedy and very dangerous hands. Garcia has a fine record of 20-0, with 17 fights won by a knockout. His last two fights ended in the first round with destructive knockouts against Francisco Fonseca and Romero Duno.
The current WBC silver lightweight champion values with -225 at Bet365 Sportsbook to win against Campbell. It is likely because Garcia is the younger, hungry, and fresh prospect. However, his resume does not include fights against the ones at the level of Campbell yet. So, if you wish to bank on Garcia at Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell odds, stay open to the idea that inexperience might be Garcia’s biggest enemy.
Campbell fought both Loma and Linares
The British former London 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell has a lot of experience. He fought against Vasiliy Lomachenko and Jorge Linares but lost to both fighters. As for now, Campbell has a record of 20-3, with 16 KOs. A win for Campbell against Garcia is +162 if Campbell can manage to utilize what he learned from the big fights.
The last fight for Campbell was against Vasiliy Lomachenko on 31 August 2019 for the WBA, WBO, The Ring, and WBC titles. Campbell lost to Lomachenko by unanimous decision but he barely survived in that fight. He was beaten up by Lomachenko but he was able to hold on. Against Garcia, it will likely be similar as it is difficult to see Garcia way better than Loma.
Before Garcia vs Campbell, there is another huge fight at super-middleweight between Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith on 19 December. You can also find other top fights by checking out the review about Bet365 Sportsbook.