Footage has emerged of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez instructing Ryan Garcia the very same left hook to the physique he used to knock out Luke Campbell on Saturday evening.
The 22-year-old, who discovered himself on the canvas for the primary time in his profession, picked himself off to land a vicious liver shot to finish Campbell’s valiant effort in Texas.
Garcia has labored with Canelo and his coach Eddy Reynoso in San Diego since 2018 after struggling previous Carlos Moraes and is clearly reaping the advantages.
The pound-for-pound celebrity can be a coaching accomplice in addition to a mentor and in footage from father Henry Garcia, could be seen instructing ‘King Ryan’ how one can uncork a vicious lead hook to the physique.
Alvarez battered Callum Smith final month to assert the WBC, WBA and Ring Journal super-middleweight titles and it was the flip of his younger protégé to ship a equally conclusive efficiency in opposition to a Brit.
Talking after the crushing defeat, Campbell admitted Garcia impressed him within the show and that he had by no means been hit tougher throughout his illustrious profession.
“He’s very heavy handed. Even once I was blocking the photographs, I might really feel them,” Campbell stated. “That was the toughest shot I used to be ever hit with.
“I attempted and tried to rise up, however I couldn’t. I felt him approaching, and I used to be shifting again, and once you transfer again my physique relaxed somewhat bit and that’s the precise time he hit me.”
“He did so nicely to rise up from the shot within the second spherical,” Campbell added. “I felt that by way of my arm and knew it was a magnificence however all credit score to him, he obtained up and confirmed he’s obtained actual coronary heart.
“It was a fantastic struggle and I knew I used to be proper within the struggle and thought I used to be having a great spherical within the seventh, however that was only a incredible physique shot.
“I used to be able to assault once more and he simply timed the punch completely.
“I wished to beat the rely however simply couldn’t, you simply have to carry your palms up and say it was a fantastic shot from a really proficient fighter who’s going to go a good distance.”