Ryan Garcia had two desirable options for his journey to the world title.
The unbeaten lightweight contender has accepted an invitation by the World Boxing Council (WBC) to enter talks for an interim title fight with England’s Luke Campbell.
The fight was ordered by the WBC on July 1, with García—after discussing with his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions—agreeing to take part in the first of a series of lightweight fights sanctioned by the WBC.
“Golden Boy has confirmed Ryan Garcia’s participation in the fight [versus] Luke Campbell,” Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC announced on Monday. “Great tournament in the lightweight division.”.
The other option was a fight fot WBO’s mandatory position, officially ordering an eliminator between Garcia—the number-two contender—and Ghana’s Emmanuel Tagoe (31-1, 15KOs)—number-three.