Ryan Garcia’s Jan. 2 fight with Luke Campbell has been moved from California to Texas, specifically the American Airlines Center in Dallas, where fans will be able to attend in limited numbers. For those not attending live, the fight will of course stream on DAZN.
Garcia (20-0, 17 KO) and Campbell (20-3, 16 KO) will be fighting for the interim WBC lightweight title in the main event, with the winner in line to fight Devin Haney, though Garcia says he wants to fight Gervonta “Tank” Davis.
Texas has become a popular home for big-time boxing recently, thanks to the fact that the state is allowing attendance at events. The Alamodome in San Antonio hosted Gervonta Davis vs Leo Santa Cruz on Oct. 31, and is set to host Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith on Dec. 19. This past weekend’s Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia bout took place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The Garcia-Campbell undercard has also been announced with the move official:
- Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21 KO) will defend his WBA secondary “world” (“regular”) junior lightweight title against Roger Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20 KO)
- Felix Alvarado (35-2, 30 KO) will defend his IBF junior flyweight title against former 105-pound titlist DeeJay Kriel (16-1-1, 8 KO), which is a nice matchup
- Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2 KO) will face Ashleigh Curry (8-13-4, 1 KO) in an eight-round fight (Crews-Dezurn won’t be defending her super middleweight belts)
- Raul Curiel (8-0, 6 KO) will meet Ferdinand Kerobyan (14-1, 9 KO) in a 10-round welterweight clash, and that’s a fight that has some real sleeper potential, could be a lot of fun
- Blair Cobbs (14-0-1, 9 KO) will take yet another sideways step in a 10-round welterweight fight against veteran Issouf Kinda (18-5, 7 KO), who hasn’t won a fight since 2016 and has only fought once since 2017
- Ryan’s brother Sean Garcia (5-0, 2 KO) will also be in action in a six-round lightweight fight
- Bantamweight Asa Stevens will make his pro debut in a four-rounder