American gets off the canvas to win by seventh round knockout

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The propaganda that has long surrounded Ryan Garcia was trialled by true conflict and adversity on Saturday night but the young American welcomed it in emphatic fashion as he rose from the canvas to knockout Britain’s Luke Campbell.

Garcia, a 22-year-old whose online popularity has until now exceeded his in-ring credentials, made his entrance on a gold throne but soon found himself sprawled on the floor in the second round courtesy of a sharp counter and his own reckless confidence.

His brand of cocksure swagger and lofty prophesies leaves no hiding place and, having won all his preceding 20 fights with relative ease, he was forced to look beyond the glamorous facades and into his own well of courage. There, he found and displayed a fearlessness and spite that should dispel the condemnations of him as an “Instagram boxer” – rather, with his 8m followers, perhaps he is

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