In an interview on Bradley Martyn's YouTube channel, Ryan Garcia talked about the defeat against Gervonta Davis and his press conference afterward, which did not include his then-trainer Joe Goossen and promoter Oscar De La Hoya.
During the conversation with Bradley, Garcia emphasized that moment was enough for him to understand who was on his side and who was his biggest support. "If I won, I wouldn't have gotten to see it. I lost, I saw everybody leave me.
And then I just have to see who's really there for me," -said Garcia, as quoted by boxingscene.com "After the fight, nobody was there for me. Like, my team just didn't come to the press conference. Ain't going to do nothing. I was left with somebody who betrayed me in camp.
They weren't trying to look out for me after the fight. I was left with that. It was the worst. I had Tank's team really care about me more than my own team. I had God with me the whole way. So I'm going to understand who is there for me”.
Ryan Garcia talks about the fight
Ryan Garcia recalled the moments during the fight in the ring. It was not easy to deal with such an opponent. Garcia was dehydrated and suffered a severe blow to the liver. He knew he couldn't go on.
“It's just one of those shots where your body just wants to do it, but you can't. Everything is shutting down. I'm like, 'Why can't I move?' I couldn't really do anything,” said Garcia. “Everything was drained out of me already though.
Imagine you being dehydrated and on top of it you get hit in the liver. It's going to hurt even more. I was going through a lot at that moment. I was just like – f*** – today is not my day. I told [Davis] in the back, 'My legs feel weak, everything feels weak.'
Because they didn't let me rehydrate the right way." Losing to Davis is an important lesson in his career. He has learned a lot, and he hopes that he will have the opportunity to show it. “I got impatient. He caught me with a good shot but I learned a lot from the fight.
He was the better man that night. But I definitely want to run that back in the future after I rack up some wins. At the right weight, 140, no rehydration clause. I did it for the people this time, but when I come back I'm gonna do it for myself. I'm hungry right now”.