After a few setbacks, Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell for the WBC intermediate lightweight championship at the American Airlines Center in Dallas is finally official after the weigh-in on Friday

Both Garcia and Campbell had no problem losing weight and came in at 135 pounds. Both appeared to be in great shape and made their intentions clear

“This is the opportunity I’ve been waiting for,” said Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) The former lightweight finally wants to get closer to his dreams of becoming a champion after he was rejected by Vasiliy Lomachenko in 2019 and Jorge Linares in 2017

Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs), arguably the fastest rising star in boxing, has bad intentions for his opponent After two consecutive knockout games in the first round against Francisco Fonseca and Romero Duno, Garcia wants the 2012 Olympic gold medalist include in his / her résumé

“I’m ready” said Garcia “The words have been said everything is done I’m just ready to do myself”

Dubbed “Fire & Ice”, Garcia will stand the toughest test of his career as “Cool Hand” Campbell plans to put Garcia’s flame out, but Garcia insults the reckoning of the fight

Garcia remains the betting favorite with minus 400, while Campbell is the underdog with plus 260. It’s a position Campbell is familiar with

“I’ve been the underdog of my entire career since the amateur days. It doesn’t bother me at all,” Campbell said

Despite being the favorite and promising a vicious spanking, Garcia refuses to look past the man who will face him on Saturday

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World News – USA – Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell add weight to Jan 2 preliminary WBC title fight