Olympic medalist Luke Campbell has had his own share of mishaps, especially in his last outing against former unified champion Vasily Lomachenko and doesn’t want the same hype leading into his lead bout to also delude him in his coming bout with Ryan García (20-0, 17KOs).
Campbell is almost been given the tag of a gatekeeper, always given the tag “The Toughest Test” of his opponents career. Especially when dealing with a young rising star such as Garcia and in this case a measuring stick for the youngster.
Campbell hasn’t travelled over to the US to serve as a gatekeeper. He wants defeat the best and that also includes coming out victorious against Garcia.
“I want to prove that I’m the best in the division,” Campbell emphatically stated during Thursday’s final pre-fight press conference ahead of their scheduled 12-round main event (Saturday, DAZN, 5:00 p.m. ET). “I want to beat the best in the division.”
Campbell has come short twice in title fights, first against Jorge Linares and Vasily Lomachenko. He hasn’t really gotten his game yet in title fights bit things seemed worst as he lost a really wide decision in his last outing against Lomachenko.
Campbell was credited for bringing a tough fight to Lomachenko but that was taken as an undeserved praise. He has had to go down the soul searching lane and is presently tired of being a gate keeper.
“My strategy is to win by any means possible,” insists Campbell. “Everybody’s said I performed well against Lomachenko. Me myself, I know I didn’t perform to the best of my ability.
“I’ve watched it back, I’ve trained and have brought myself to be the best I can be.”