Boxing: The moment Ryan Garcia’s mom and Gervonta Davis put rivalry to rest with emotional embrace

The Ryan Garcia vs Gervonta Davis fight last Saturday was a high-stakes match between two rising stars in the boxing world. Unfortunately, Ryan Garcia lost in the 7th round after a KO, and his mom had some words to say about it.

In a video posted on Little Giant Boxing YouTube Channel, Ryan Garcia’s mother showed acceptance of her son’s defeat and how he accepted all the terms of putting his record on the line.

Gervonta Davis hands Ryan Garca first defeat in showdown of American unbeatablesShowtime Boxing

Lisa Garcia said: “My son did his best and we accept the defeat with no excuses.” She also talked about the importance of promoters giving big fights to fighters in their prime. “Who cares if you get a lot [of money], they’re still going to love you guys, they’re still gonna love this sport, but we’re not gonna love it if we don’t get these fights,” she said.

After the fight, there was a heartwarming moment between Ryan Garcia’s mom, Lisa, and Gervonta Davis at the post-fight press conference. They symbolized the end of their rivalry and all the tough threats they exchanged to hype up the fight. When Tank saw Lisa approaching him, he immediately sought her embrace.

Despite Lisa’s initial apparent resistance, they hugged warmly, and then Lisa whispered in Gervonta’s ear. Tank’s demeanor changed to a calm expression, as if he was listening to his own mother’s words, and finally, Lisa said goodbye by tenderly touching Gervonta Davis’s chin.

The beginning of a beautiful friendship?

And just like that, the rivalry ended. Lisa Garcia‘s maternal gesture towards Gervonta Davis symbolized the end of the rivalry, after both fighters exchanged tough threats during the promotion of the fight. Tank even warned Ryan not to bring his mother or daughter to the fight at the height of their rivalry, but in the end, Ryan also asked Gervonta Davis for his phone number to stay in touch.

It was a tough loss for Ryan Garcia, but he’s got his mom and the boxing community supporting him.