While COVID-19 is making New Year's celebrations difficult for many, live boxing comes to the rescue when the first big fight event of the year takes place on January 2 and airs live on DAZN.
Highly-touted unbeaten Ryan Garcia (20-0, 17 KOs) meets former world title challenger Luke Campbell (20-3, 16 KOs) in a bout for the interim WBC championship and mandatory challenger status to the holder of the full version of the title, Devin Haney.
With two other world championship contests set for the undercard, Garcia vs. Campbell is set to see in the new year in a big way as the sport looks to respond to a challenging 2020 with an action-packed 2021.
The card was originally set for Dec. 5, until a positive coronavirus test result from Campbell forced a delay.
"I feel very disrespected by Luke," said Garcia recently. "But like I said, all that disrespect, all that hate and envy is gonna blind them.
"Luke’s just the first one — I feel bad for Luke. He’s just the first one of my opponents that’s gonna really get (beaten) bad. I cannot wait to punish Luke Campbell.
"I want to break his eye, I want to break his bones. I want to break everything of him. So he’s the first one that’s gonna get this.”
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell TV, live stream
Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell will live stream globally on DAZN to over 200 countries and territories.
DAZN, which expanded globally on Dec. 1, is not a traditional TV channel but a live sports streaming platform that also has a full library of on-demand and original content.
The DAZN app can be downloaded on many internet-connected devices, including but not limited to: Apple iOS mobile devices, Android mobile devices, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, XBox and Playstation. It can also be streamed through Google Chromecast and many smart TVs.
The fight can also be viewed on from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.
How much does the Garcia vs. Campbell fight cost?
If you're new to DAZN, you can sign up for a subscription plan to watch the fight. In the U.S., an annual subscription costs $99.99, which averages out to a little over $8 a month. For those who want a monthly plan instead of the longer-term value, fight fans can sign up for a monthly option for $19.99.
In Canada, a subscription is $20 CAD per month or $150 CAD a year.
Current subscribers already have the fight included as part of the plan.
A subscription includes access to not only the Garcia-Campbell fight but all of DAZN's live events, as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports in your region.
Click here to find out more about DAZN pricing in your region.
When is Luke Campbell vs. Ryan Garcia?
- Date: Saturday, January 2
- Start time: 3 p.m. ET
- Garcia-Campbell: 6 p.m ET
Campbell will take on Garcia on Saturday, January 2. The card will start at 3 p.m. ET, with Garcia and Campbell expected to take their ring walks around 6 p.m. ET.
Luke Campbell record, bio
- Name: Luke Campbell
- Nationality: British
- Born: September 27, 1987
- Height: 5'9"
- Reach: 71"
- Total fights: 23
- Record: 20-3 (16 KOs)
Ryan Garcia record, bio
- Name: Ryan Garcia
- Nationality: American
- Born: August 8, 1998
- Height: 5'10"
- Reach: 70"
- Total fights: 20
- Record: 20-0 (17 KOs)
Garcia vs. Campbell fight card
- Ryan Garcia vs. Luke Campbell for the interim WBC Lightweight title
- Rene Alvarado vs. Roger Gutierrez for Alvarado's WBA (regular) Super Featherweight title
- Felix Alvarado vs. DeeJay Kriel for Alvarado's IBF Jr. Flyweight title
- Raul Curiel vs. Ramses Agaton; Welterweight
- Sean Garcia vs. Rene Marquez; Lightweight
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Jorge Martinez; Cruiserweight
- Asa Stevens vs. Francisco Bonilla; Bantamweight
- Franchon Crews vs. Ashleigh Curry; Women's Super Middleweight
- Alex Rincon vs. Sergio Gonzalez; Super Welterweight
- Trinidad Vargas vs. TBA; Super Flyweight