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Ryan Garcia vs Luke Campbell “most likely” to land on December 19th

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The pair were expected to fight on December 5th

Ryan Garcia v Francisco Fonseca Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images

Good news for those bummed by Luke Campbell’s positive COVID test scrapping his December 5th meeting with Ryan Garcia. Oscar De La Hoya tells Mike Coppinger that the fight will “most likely” land just two weeks later on December 19th, as Campbell “was already 10 days into quarantine” when word came of the positive test.

If that date sounds familiar, it’s because that’s also when Canelo Alvarez intends to make his first appearance as a free agent. I could very easily see Golden Boy trying to pit the two cards head-to-head in an attempt to prove that they can operate just fine without their biggest star; that said, if Canelo does end up facing a Matchroom fighter like Callum Smith or Billy Joe Saunders, someone’s going to have to back down.

Whatever the case, it’s good to hear that we won’t have to wait much longer for a very intriguing lightweight matchup.