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Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell headed to Fantasy Springs, undercard taking shape

The card will still take place on a packed Dec. 5 date.

Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev fight in Las Vegas: undercard bouts at MGM Grand Garden Arena Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images

The Dec. 5 fight between lightweight prospect Ryan Garcia and former title challenger Luke Campbell will take place at the Fantasy Springs casino in Indio, Calif., and an undercard is beginning to come together, as well.

The show will stream in the afternoon hours U.S. time, with the main event expected around 7 pm ET, according to a recent DAZN release.

Garcia (20-0, 17 KO) and Campbell (20-3, 16 KO) will be fighting for the interim WBC title, which will guarantee the winner a shot at the full WBC title, which is currently held by Devin Haney, not Teofimo Lopez, but let’s not get into all that again, other than to quickly mention it because I know it bugs some people and it amuses me.

The co-feature will see Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KO) defend his WBA secondary “world” (“regular”) junior lightweight title against Roger Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20 KO). Gutierrez isn’t really a top contender or anything, but the 25-year-old Venezuelan does have a winning record and is ranked by the WBA and all that. And he is the man who knocked off highly-touted prospect Rocky Hernandez in July 2019, winning a first round knockout. He’s won five straight overall since back-to-back losses to Hector Tanajara Jr and Oscar Duarte in 2018.

WBC/WBO super middleweight titleholder Franchon Crews-Dezun (6-1, 2 KO) will also be in action, fighting for the first time since her January bout with Alejandra Jimenez, where she lost by decision, but the result was later changed to a no-decision after Jimenez failed drug tests, and Crews-Dezurn had her belts returned.

Crews-Dezurn still needs an opponent, as does welterweight Blair Cobvbs (14-0-1, 9 KO), who will be in a 10-round bout, and lightweight Sean Garcia (5-0, 2 KO), who will fight a six-rounder. We’ll also see Raul Curiel (8-0, 6 KO) against Ferdinand Kerobyan (14-1, 9 KO) in a 10-round welterweight fight, which could be really fun.

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