Before showing his resilience by recovering from an early knockdown, before demonstrating the extent of his power by stopping a world-class opponent with one blow to the midsection, Ryan Garcia proved he was ready was

The evidence was in his pick of the opponent on Saturday night, a sly southpaw named Luke Campbell

Much of the conversation about the 22-year-old Victorville lightweight has rightly centered on his boy-band looks

His massive social media followers separate him from other fighters.But his audacity in the ring has forced the industry to view him as a serious prospect

The sport’s power brokers will be tempted to pursue Garcia at this rate

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Emerging boxing star Ryan Garcia stops Luke Campbell in the seventh round

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Emerging boxing star Ryan Garcia stops Luke Campbell in the seventh round

Ryan Garcia tripped over Luke Campbell in a body blow and won a WBC title shot on a knockout Saturday in the seventh round in Dallas

Because as exciting as Garcia’s round of 16 against Campbell was, the fight also confirmed the suspicion of his shortcomings

Garcia has one of the fastest hands in the sport, but the feet of a European heavyweight

He only seems comfortable throwing punches when flat, which creates a number of problems.He doesn’t throw combinations as often as a fighter should at his hand speed.He cannot shoot while retreating and often tries to avoid blows by pulling his head straight back with his chin open. He has practically no sideways movement

His trampling style enabled the left-handed Campbell to keep his lead foot outside his and put his head directly in the line for Campbell’s left hand, causing the knockdown in the second round

“I think I showed a lot of people who I really am,” Garcia told DAZN in an interview after the fight

As with an Aroldis Chapman fastball, the kind of left hook Garcia provided to stop Campbell in the seventh round cannot be taught The lone blow dropped Campbell on all fours and ended the fight

In Reynoso, Garcia has a trainer who helped another fighter undergo such a transformation

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Alvarez is now the 168-pound world champion and moves relatively well for a fighter his size that wasn’t always the case

Under Reynoso’s guidance, he began to struggle on the ball of his forefoot, which helped him move not only in and out, but back and forth

The change gave Alvarez two even bouts with Gennady Golovkin and scored a crucial win against Daniel Jacobs

Garcia and his team aren’t the only parties counting on him to make a similar transition, the whole sport is too

This is about more than Garcia’s looks and talent. This is about his list of potential opponents

He’s fighting at the 135-pound weight limit, which is also shared by three of the sport’s other top young boxers: Teofimo Lopez, Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney

There are big fights Garcia could have a similar effect on the likes of Lopez and Davis as De La Hoya did on his contemporaries. Hitherto unknown fighters became pay-per-view attractions after fighting De La Hoya.

The landscape offers many possibilities, but that also means that there are also many more possibilities for failure

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Immediately after Garcia’s hand was raised in victory, he called out the hard hitting Davis. He also raised the possibility of a fight against Haney

Fighters are more risk averse than ever and sports audiences have been conditioned to wait for the fights they want to see

The climate should allow Garcia to take his time. Fighting a fight prematurely makes no more sense than fighting after the expiration date

Dylan Hernández is a sports columnist for the Los Angeles Times. Before that he was the beatwriter for the Dodgers. Hernandez grew up in South Pasadena and graduated from UCLA in 2002 He then worked for the San Jose Mercury News

for five years

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World news – FI – Hernández: Young boxer Ryan Garcia wins excitingly, but he still has a lot to do

Source: https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2021-01-03/ryan-garcias-triumph-exciting-but-confirms-possible-shortcomings