Michael Jai White weighs in on the recent boxing match between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia.
One of the biggest boxing matches of the year was the most recent bout between Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia. Both men came into this fight undefeated. They were willing to put their records and purses on the line to prove that they are the best in their weight class. The bout went down on April 22 in Las Vegas, NV. The world watched on as Davis hit Garcia with a body shot that folded him. Many fans took to social media afterward to share their confusion about the ending of the fight. Many thought the hit was not bad enough to end the match, but Michael Jai White is now clearing the air.
Actor and lifelong martial artist White was asked about this fight and specifically the ending by Vlad TV on YouTube. He shared his insight about the liver shot and why fans who do not know any better were critical of the KO.
“That’s a liver shot,” he said. “It’s like right here, you go up. That’s where your liver is, on this, on your right side and that done right, it shuts you down. But it’s a delayed reaction as anybody, boxing fans know that Oscar De La Hoya was hit with that same shot when he fought Bernard Hopkins, and it’s debilitating…I wish everyone could get a liver shot just to see what that feels like.”
Michael Jai White brushes off talks of spies in Ryan Garcia’s camp
There was a lot of trash talk leading up to the fight between Davis and Garcia. They were betting each other to put their entire fight purses on the line, and also Garcia was accusing Davis of having a mole in his training camp. White was asked about this as well and played down the significance of having someone spying if that was even the case.
“That’s the stronger man actually Tanks’s level, he was several levels above Ryan Garcia,” he said. “What could a mole do? People are stretching for things like, I’m sorry, I mean, it doesn’t matter about the hydration clause or anything else.”
Since the loss Garcia and his coach Joe Goossen have parted ways. He is also looking to move up a weight class and would like to fight at 140 pounds in the future.