Ryan Garcia proved he’s worthy of the hype.
Garcia survived an early knockdown to pick up a stunning seventh-round TKO victory over former title challenger Luke Campbell at the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday night.
Garcia dropped Campbell for good with a big left hook to the body that sent Campbell to the canvas on both knees. Campbell attempted to get to his feet but couldn’t rise before referee Laurence Cole stopped the fight.
Campbell was billed as the toughest test of Garcia’s young career and lived up to that.
In the second round, Campbell dropped Garcia with a looping left hook. Garcia was able to not only survive the round but regain his composure by the time he came out for the next three minutes.