Bradley: Campbell has wilted in the spotlight

Two-weight world champion turned boxing analyst Timothy Bradley believes Luke Campbell will fall short in his WBC interim 135lbs title fight against rising star Ryan Garcia in Dallas on Saturday.

Bradley feels that whenever two-time world title challenger Campbell fights at top level he is found wanting and that Garcia will brush the Brit aside in the middle rounds.

According to Bradley, Campbell can’t quite handle the scrutiny at elite level, having lost world title engagements against Jorge Linares and Vasiliy Lomachenko. The former champion fancies Garcia strongly this weekend.

“Garcia is younger. He’s bigger. He’s stronger. He’s faster. He has exceptional timing. We’ve seen Campbell, and it seems pretty safe to say we know who and what he is as a fighter. He has wilted in the spotlight,” Bradley told

“We saw it against Linares, when he fought tough through the middle rounds but couldn’t finish strong and lost that split decision. We saw it when he fought against Lomachenko, flashing some nice punches early but not being able to stretch that through the whole fight.

“It just seems somewhere along the way he loses focus and concentration. Campbell, stylistically, is not the type of fighter who should give Garcia problems, at all. Campbell is a technical boxer who does his best work when he’s digging down to the body and being a little more aggressive. But he doesn’t stay with that. He can’t sustain the type of pressure needed to beat the timing of Garcia.”