Today, we share this week’s episode of the online sports interview series, “Cold As Balls”, from Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud as it features super featherweight boxer Ryan Garcia predicting a 3rd round knockout in his much-anticipated fight with Luke Campbell.
In speaking with Hart, the undefeated rising star describes the fight as the “biggest fight of his life, so far” before looking directly into the camera and stating, “I know I'm going to beat Luke Campbell and knock him out within three rounds. I’m 100% sure of that.” Later in the episode, Garcia also touches on his relationship with Canelo Alvarez, being inspired by Muhammad Ali, and his ongoing battles with anxiety.
Episode highlights include:
- Ryan discussing who inspires him and who he looks up to in the boxing world (3:00): “Muhammad Ali… he stood for something more than boxing and he always stood for himself and what he believed in. And just doing amazing things in the ring - I wanna do Mike-Tyson-type stuff - I wanna knock people out cold, I wanna sleep the guy on the floor like I did my last fight.”
- Ryan talking about his great friendship with four-division world champion Canelo Alvarez (7:16): “We’ve got the best relationship. We might not have the same language… but we get along so good.”
- Ryan revealing how he’s been training for his big fight against Luke Campbell and what this fight could do for his career (9:40): “This fight is going to be the biggest fight of my life so far. This is going to put me on that level where I get that respect. I think this fight will solidify me as one of the best in the world right now.”
- Ryan saying he’s going to take Luke Campbell down in three (10:27): “Well I know I’m going to beat Luke Campbell and knock him out within three rounds, and I’m very, very, very sure of that - 100 percent sure.”
- Ryan sharing how he copes with anxiety and how open-dialogue about it can help other kids dealing with it (11:38): “My biggest thing was I couldn’t talk about it because I felt like I was going to be judged or somebody was going to look down on me. But once I started talking about it, I felt way better, and then I just felt myself becoming a stronger person.”