Ryan Garcia claims there was a ‘mole’ in his fight camp before his defeat to Gervonta Davis on Saturday evening.
Garcia suffered the first loss of his professional career in Las Vegas as he was knocked down by Davis in the second round before being unable to recover from a body shot in the seventh.
‘He just caught me with a good shot,’ Garcia said after his defeat. ‘I don’t want to make any excuses in here. He caught me with a good shot and I just couldn’t recover and that’s it. He caught me with a good body shot, snuck under me and caught me good. I couldn’t breathe. I was going to get back up, but I just couldn’t get up.’
But Garcia has now alleged that there was an informant for Davis during his pre-fight preparations.
‘Actually sad I had a mole in my camp. Like wtf that’s crazy but thank god it’s brought to light now,’ Garcia wrote on Instagram.
Garcia then followed that with the message: ‘Also didn’t mean that to come off as an excuse or anything.
‘I lost, period. I’ll come back but I’m just shocked that part of my team crossed me, someone close to me.
‘But it’s a testimony that you must be aware of anyone.’
However, one of Garcia’s sparring fighters for the fight, Tsendbaatar Erdenebat, who represented Mongolia at the Olympics in 2016, has hit back at suggestions that he was passing information to Davis.
‘Hey King Ryan, my Bro! My last post I used google translate. The translation was incorrect and confusing. My apologies,’ Erdenebat wrote on Instagram.
‘Who is Mole? What are you talking about? I am not mole. I don’t even speak English.
‘I don’t even like Tank. I will fight him and KO him in the future.
During our sparring, I tried to help you and sparred Tank style boxing.
‘I was cheering for you to win against Tank.
‘You are great boxer. But Next time try to learn from sparring and hopefully you will not get hit by the same punch during the fight. Good luck to you and God bless!!’
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