The war of words between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell has already started.
The WBC ordered an interim lightweight title fight between the two fighters last week.
Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) is promising to pump the brakes on the up and coming prospect Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs).
“I would love for it to happen, and I’m excited for it to happen,” Campbell told Boxing Social. “On social media, literally everybody was talking about it and got excited about it. That’s what it’s about. Everyone went crazy for that fight. He’s got a hell of a following as well. It would be a shame if it didn’t happen. If it doesn’t happen this time, it’s out of my hands … I think I win by KO.”
The winner of the fight would become the mandatory challenger for WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney (24-0, 15 KOs).
“I think (Garcia) is a more dangerous fight (than Devin Haney), but it’s an easier fight. I’m hitting harder than I ever hit before,” said Campbell.
“It’s a fight that I’m really up for, and I can go in there and showcase my skills. I don’t think I’ve seen one of his fights. I’ve seen highlights, but I’ve never sat down and watched one of his fights. It’s never interested me. You can see he’s got speed, and he’s got power. Watching my last fight against (Vasiliy Lomachenko), I think I can be so much better than that, and I will be in my next fight.”