Probably the most popular rising star in the sport of Boxing is Ryan Garcia. So far the fights that he took are not really the same with his batch of rising stars. Fighters like Teofimo Lopez, Devin Haney, and Gervonta Davis have already fought and beat legit opponents.
Ryan Garcia has gained tremendous popularity on his social media. He is known for his super-fast hands plus the looks also help. He is talented for sure but his resume is thin compared to some with his same caliber of potentials.
To measure how famous Garcia is, he has more followers than Canelo in their official Instagram account. Considering how long Canelo has been in the game and Garcia just was put on the radar not so long ago but has gained more popularity in the casual viewers. Although it might because Canelo is not really focused on social media but stays in the gym to get better. Garcia is also training in Canelo’s gym which both are good friends.
The fight scheduled for Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell is for the WBC Interim Lightweight title. So it will be Garcia’s first shot for a major title in boxing. He is the current WBC Silver lightweight title.
Compared to Garcia’s past opponents, no one has a better resume than Luke Campbell. Campbell fought for the unified lightweight belts against Lomachenko but fell short. He fought Lomachenko with success in the early rounds until Lomachenko solved the puzzle in the later rounds and dominated.
Luke Campbell was also a former WBC Silver lightweight champion, He is also an Olympic gold medalist, so his skill is among the best in the business. Although, he lost in his attempts for the major belts. He fell short in beating Jorge Linares for the WBA and The Ring lightweight titles. He then lost his second chance against former number 1 pound for pound, Vasyl Lomachenko.
It was also revealed by Golden Boy Promoter, Oscar De La Hoya that if Ryan Garcia somehow beats Luke Campbel, they are looking to fight Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Garcia has called out Davis many times in the past.
Davis responded by saying that Garcia is not ready since his resume is not that big at that time and needs to build up more fights in order to make the biggest fight possible. With a win over Campbell, it could potentially make Davis accept the callout and fight.
The lightweight division has one most talent stacked young stars in boxing. In terms of the most impressive among the young prospects, Teofimo Lopez has got to be the best at the moment with a win over Vasyl Lomachenko and Richard Commey.
Devin Haney is also the current WBC Champion and Gervonta Davis is the WBA lightweight champion but both can’t compare with a win against Lomachenko. Ryan Garcia is on his way to prove to them that he also belongs in the division’s best.