DALLAS—The sacrifices made by both Ryan Garcia and Luke Campbell through the holiday season proved rewarding at the scale.

Both boxers made weight Friday afternoon at Renaissance Dallas hotel ahead of their scheduled 12-round interim WBC lightweight title fight, which will air live on DAZN this Saturday from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The bout marks the first ring appearance following lengthy inactive periods for Garcia and Campbell.

For the sixth straight time since moving up in weight, Garcia (20-0, 17KOs) squeezed his lean 5’10” frame into a lightweight uniform. The unbeaten 22-year old contender from Victorville, California officially weighed 135 pounds for his first bout with ties to a major title (albeit, an interim version).

Campbell (20-3, 16KOs) enters his third career fight under such circumstances, having fallen short in two fights with real titles at stake. The 33-year old southpaw from Hull, England tipped the scale at a fighting fit 135 pounds for Saturday’s headliner, which marks his fourth appearance in the U.S.

The bout ends a 16-month ring absence for Campbell, as the 2012 Olympic Gold medalist hasn’t fought since a 12-round loss to Vasiliy Lomachenko in their Aug. 2019 multi-belt title fight in London.

Garcia was last seen in a 1st round knockout of former two-time title challenger Francisco Fonseca last Valentine’s Day in front of a sold-out crowd at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. His star power has transferred out of state, as the entire initial inventory of more than 5,000 tickets were sold by mid-week, Event handlers were working on making more seats available, in compliance with CDC guidelines.

The American Airlines Center holds 20,000 under normal circumstances; the venue is scaled down due to COVID restrictions. 

Garcia-Campbell headlines a five-fight telecast live on DAZN from American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The official pre-fight weights for the undercard bouts are listed below.

DAZN telecast (Saturday, 3:00 p.m. ET/2:00 p.m. local time)

Rene Alvarado (32-8, 21KOs), Managua, Nicaragua, 129.4 pounds vs. Roger Gutierrez (24-3-1, 20KOs), Maracaibo, Venezuela, 129.6 pounds—12 rounds, junior lightweight;

Felix Alvarado (35-2, 30KOs), Managua, Nicaragua, 107.4 pounds vs. Deejay Kriel (16-1-1, 8KOs), Gauteng, South Africa, 107.4 pounds—12 rounds, junior flyweight;

[TO WEIGH IN LATER] Raul Curiel (8-0, 6KOs), Tamaaulipas, Mexico vs. Ramses Agaton (22-12-3, 12KOs), Tianepantla, Mexico—10 rounds, welterweight;

Sean Garcia (5-0, 2KOs), Victorville, California, 134.2 pounds vs. Rene Marquez (5-5, 2KOs), Scottsbluff, Nebraska, 134.4 pounds—4 rounds, lightweight;

Non-televised undercard

[SWING BOUT] Tristan Kalkreuth (6-0, 4KOs), Duncanville, Texas, 199.2 pounds vs. Jorge Martinez (4-5, 1KO), Guadalajara, Mexico, 198.4 pounds—4 rounds, cruiserweight;

[SWING BOUT] Asa Stevens (pro debut), Waianae, Hawaii, 118.4 pounds vs. Francisco Bonilla (6-8-3, 3KOs), Chihuahua, Mexico, 118 pounds—4 rounds, bantamweight;

Franchon Crews-Dezurn (6-1, 2KOs; 1NC), Baltimore, Maryland, 171.4 pounds vs. Ashleigh Curry (8-13-4, 1KO), Saint Joseph, Missouri, 176.2 pounds*—8 rounds, light heavyweight;

Alex Rincon (7-0, 6KOs), Dallas, Texas, 155.4 pounds vs. Sergio Gonzalez (6-7-1, 2KOs), Tamaulipas, Mexico, 155.8 pounds—6 rounds, junior middleweight

* Curry was well over the contracted limit; both camps are discussing alternative terms in order for the bout to move forward

Jake Donovan is a senior writer for BoxingScene.com. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox