- Ryan Garcia is a -400 favorte against Luke Campbell a +300 underdog.
- We break down the best betting props for Garcia & Campbell below.
- This will be Ryan Garcia’s biggest fight to date and a massive crossroads fight for Luke Campbell.
Rising star Ryan Garcia will challenge Luke Campbell for the vacant WBC interim lightweight title this Saturday. I give my personal opinion on how I predict Garcia vs Campbell will go down.
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Fight Prediction for Garcia vs Campbell
This is a classic youth vs experience bout in boxings lightweight division. Ryan Garcia is 22 with an undefeated record of 20-0. Luke Campbell is 33 years of age and is a former Olympic gold medalist. He has a record of 20-3. While they both have the same amount of wins, Campbell’s loses come at the hands of boxing’s elite such as Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares.
I expect Ryan Garcia to be on the offence from the opening bell. He will try and close the distance between Campbell and score some early heavy shots. What Campbell needs to do, is make Garcia respect his craft. This can be done by frustrating Garcia by making him miss and counter striking.
Campbell is southpaw and will need to pop the right jab accurately and powerful enough to keep Garcia at bay. Both boxers are pretty much evenly matched in terms of height and reach. Luke Campbell will be the biggest man that Garcia has stepped into the ring with, the majority of Garcia’s past opponents are much smaller than him.
For Garcia this will be his biggest test to date. Especially if he fight goes into the later rounds. That is the biggest question mark around the WBC Silver lightweight champion. In Garcia’s past four fights, only one has went past the second round and that was against Braulio Rodriguez, which Garcia still won by KO.
Garcia has slick combinations and serious power for his weight-class. My main concern would be his defence, against a world class boxer like Luke Campbell.
Overall this is a tough fight to predict, but that’s what makes it even more exciting. I can see a case for Campbell or Garcia winning, which makes the odds for Campbell at +300, even more enticing. In the end it will come down to Luke Campbell having limited success on the inside and getting clipped by Garcia. With the youth of Garcia using his hand speed to have the slight edge over Campbell.
Pick: Ryan Garcia
Best Bets for Garcia vs Campbell
Since the odds for this one are a little one sided in favor of Garcia, it’s well worth seeing what betting props are available for some more specific method of victory props.
Ryan Garcia via KO/TKO: -110
Garcia is a finisher with a 85% KO ratio. If he is aggressive enough and boss Campbell, then a $110 wager would net you $100 for Garcia to win by KO.
Luke Campbell by Decision: +600
While Campbell fighting on foreign solid might not be the best result for the British boxer. There is a strong chance that he dominates Garcia as the rounds go by. (Bet $100 to win $600)
Ryan Garcia by Decision: +240
The odds for Garcia to win by decision might seem low at +240, but the oddsmakers are rarely wrong. Bet $100 to win $240 for this fight to go the fill 12-round with Garcia’s hand raised at the end.
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