At the weigh-in of Ryan "KingRy" Garcia (20-0, 17 KO's) and "Cool Hand" Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KO's), both tipped the scales at a rough and ready 135 pounds for the vacant WBC interim lightweight title.
From appearances, both were in tremendous shape and each looked eager to get it on for the Dallas, Texas fans at the American Airlines Center in downtown Dallas.
Garcia of course was the most outspoken and his confidence and persona outside the ring will definitely spill into the ring for what will no doubt be, one of the most exciting fights of 2021.
As for the southpaw Luke Campbell, "Cool Hand Luke" was just as cool as his nickname, and he was just as confident as Garcia, but he kept it inside for the fight.
As for the delays of this fight and when asked how he felt coming into the fight, he said "Things happen for a reason and we moved forward." He went on to say "He doesn't care about all the hype around Garcia, hype is different from the real thing, and I'm ready to go the distance or by stoppage, and do whatever it is to win."
As you know, he lost to two of the best in his division, Lomachenko and Jorge Linares. Despite that, Campbell is at the peak of his game and the question is, can he stay cool and not let the lightning hands of Garcia get him off his game plan.
At the weigh-in, the confident Garcia seemed upset about the name of the poster of himself and Campbell and said "Who made that up?..you understand, fire melts ice." And after the announcer responded back with "and cold water turns out fire," this appeared to make him even more angry, and luckily for the reporter, he just walked away.
Because of this weird exchange, unfortunately Garcia is going to take it out on the Britain Campbell and don't be surprised if he remembers this strange exchange after the fight.
If he wins, and he is the favorite, boxing is in need for someone like Garcia because not only will he be backing up what he say's, he is ready to take on the best, unlike other overrated fighters.
As for what might happen in this fight, at the weigh-in he said again, "DON'T BLINK."
Vacant interim WBC lightweight championship, 12 rounds: Ryan Garcia (135 lb) vs. Luke Campbell (135 lb)
WBA super-featherweight championship, 12 rounds: Champion Rene Alvarado (129.4 lb) vs. Roger Gutierrez (129.6 lb)
IBF light-flyweight championship, 12 rounds: Champion Felix Alvarado (107.4 lb) vs. DeeJay Kriel (107.4 lb)
Welterweight fight, 10 rounds: Raul Curiel vs. Ramses Agaton (the fighters did not weigh-in publicly)
Lightweight fight, four rounds: Sean Garcia (134.2 lb) vs. Rene Marquez (134.4 lb)
Cruiserweight fight, four rounds: Tristan Kalkreuth (194.2 lb) vs. Jorge Martinez (198.4 lb)
Bantamweight fight, four rounds: Asa Stevens (118.6 lb) vs. Francisco Bonilla (118 lb)
Super-welterweight fight, six rounds: Alex Rincon (155.4 lb) vs. Sergio Gonzalez (155.8 lb)
Women's super-middleweight fight, eight rounds: Franchon Crews-Dezurn (171.4 lb) vs. Ashleigh Curry (176.2 lb)
The fight will take place on Saturday, January 2, 2021 and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN in the U.S. It is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing. For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com and DAZN.com. Follow on Twitter @GoldenBoyBoxing and @DAZN_USA.