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Luke Campbell tests positive for COVID-19, fight with Ryan Garcia postponed

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A highly entertaining scrap between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell has been postponed. 2012 Olympic gold medalist and world title challenger Luke Campbell pulled out of the fight after testing positive for Covid-19.

The fight was scheduled for December 5 and now Garcia and Campbell’s team are working on finalising a new date.

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Luke Campbell, Ryan Garcia, COVID-19

Luke Campbell is feeling well and is recovered, but he is not in shape to fight on December 5 at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California.

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Unfortunately @luke11campbell tested positive for Covid 19. He has completed isolation and resumes training shortly but will not be fit for Dec 5. We are working on a new date with@GoldenBoyBoxing and@DAZNBoxing and only anticipate a very short delay to this great fight,” Matchroom Boxing CEO Eddie Hearn tweeted.

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As per Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, the fight doesn’t have to be delayed by that much as both fighters can fight as early as December 19 or early January.

Hearn tells @SInow that Campbell only needs a two week delay. That could put Campbell-Ryan Garcia as early as December 19th. Possible the fight could get pushed to early January, too,” Chris Mannix tweeted.

Luke Campbell also took to Twitter and stated that he is feeling well and looking forward to his fight.

Disappointed that my fight is being delayed but these are sadly the times we live in. I’m feeling well and look forward to confirming a new fight date very soon. Stay safe all,” Luke Campbell tweeted.

The fight between Campbell and Garica is for the WBC interim lightweight title and the winner of the fight will get a shot at the undisputed lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez.

Is Ryan Garcia boxing’s next star?

Ryan Garcia has a huge social media following amongst the young demographics and earlier this month it was revealed that he was 12th most marketable athlete in the world.

Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Ryan Garcia stated that they will be promoting this event tirelessly and catapault him into the next level of stardom.

For years, the world of boxing has been clamoring for a crossover star who can reach new audiences that have gone untapped for far too long. Ryan Garcia stands at the precipice of doing the same thing at an incredibly young age when he takes on Luke Campbell.

Who do you guys think wins in a fight between Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell? Let us know in the comments section below.


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