Campbell v garcia

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  1. Cookiedough

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    It may be down to Luke Campbell being a great boxer though, who has the pedigree to give anyone a tough night, so Luke’s skills negated a lot, but not all, of Garcia’s work. But, with that said, Garcia did find a fight ending punch, and looked, to me, like he was getting on top of Luke. I liked how Garcia handled the knockdown and came through.
    What a great fight it was. Credit to both lads. Boxing fans win again.
     
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  2. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    So you expect him to land every shot of every round? You expect Smith to stand with his hands by his side not protecting his face? The facts are he outpointed Smith in almost every round with scoring shots. It was a boxing masterclass from Canelo a view that is backed up by virtually every pundit, fighter and journalist in the game.
     
  3. EJC83

    EJC83 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I don't think we'll see Garcia in with anyone too dangerous for the next 2 to 3 years. Shame.
     
  4. DramaShow

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    Callum Johnson did great, only fought 1 round in 2 years, and did his father proud, against Beterbiev who many feel is unbeatable at 175.

    Only 5 British World Champions now, but in 2021 I see Okolie, Eubank, Ryder, Catteral and Sunny Edwards picking up World Titles, and one of Jazza ****ens and Kid Galahad.
     
  5. Dairygivesmegas

    Dairygivesmegas New Member Full Member

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    Was there a reason Campbell didnt pounce on Garcia and try and knock him out after the round 2 knockdown? It seems inexcusable to me and Campbell missed a huge opportunity. Am I missing something?
     
  6. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Campbell was caught flush in round 1 so he was wary of Garcia's power, also at the time he thought he could land that shot again cleanly at multiple times of the fight. There game plan seemed to be that left shot and nothing else and they stuck to it. It was a fair game plan given that they knew the cards were rigged.
     
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  7. djfonti

    djfonti Active Member Full Member

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    One of the judges didn't even score the second round a 10-8.
     
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  8. Dairygivesmegas

    Dairygivesmegas New Member Full Member

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    That's what I was thinking too. That Campbell felt he would be able to land that same punch consistently later on. And so there was no rush.

    However, Garcia looked pretty wobbled to me and most likely not able to really threaten Campbell the rest of the round because his legs werent fully under him yet.. Garcia even looked up at the clock at one point, just wanting to get out of the round.
     
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  9. Accurate

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    What are you going on about mate. I didn't say anything to contrary!.
     
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  10. pow

    pow Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You can score shots that hit the arm or guard as effective aggression if they are pushing the opponent back. Also the shots that were damaging his arm should be scored as they are doing visible damage.
     
  11. dryzer

    dryzer Active Member Full Member

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    Khan wouldnt have survived the 2nd round
     
  12. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Would be like a bargain bin Hagler-Hearns.

    And yeah Garcia will be a force at 135 his power, handspeed and confidence are the real deal but as others have said he's too upright and open, Lopez and Tank take him out right now.
     
  13. Jurgen

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    Probably but Campbell should have steamed in when he had the chance
     
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  14. aaaaa

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    Don’t think Tank beating Garcia is a foregone conclusion. Only had one fight at lightweight against a past it Gamboa and he was hurt a few times in that. I know his belt was on the line against Santa Cruz but that was at 130.
     
  15. nurological

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    What great fights we have to wait years and years for, probably only getting 2. We could have a lesser modern day 4 kings but we won't.
     
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