Ryan Garcia was allegedly fighting Gervonta Davis with an injury to his ribs on Saturday caused by his sparring partner Tsendbaatar Erdenebat during a sparring session. Erdenebat, a former Olympian and undefeated professional boxer from Mongolia, claimed on social media that he hurt Garcia with a punch to the body and leaked this information to Davis’ camp. He even posted a video of him landing the shot on Garcia.
Garcia confirmed that there was a “mole” in his training camp who betrayed him and gave away his weakness to Davis. He expressed his sadness and shock at this revelation, but also said that he did not use it as an excuse for his loss. He vowed to come back stronger and learn from his mistake.
Check out Tsendy AKA #GenghisKhan on #BroadwayBoxing this Thursday night, live on @DAZNBoxing. @BoxingInsider & @DiBellaEnt back at @SonyHall. Tix available through @Ticketmaster. 🔥🥊https://t.co/X3omEg7DUD #boxing https://t.co/e3kEUmsblh
— Lou DiBella🥊 (@loudibella) April 23, 2023
This incident has raised many questions about the ethics and integrity of boxing. How common is it for sparring partners to spy on their opponents and reveal their secrets? How can fighters protect themselves from such sabotage? How can fans trust that the fights they watch are fair and honest?
Who is Tsendbaatar Erdenebat ?
Tsendbaatar Erdenebat is a Mongolian boxer who has made a name for himself in the Broadway Boxing series.
Erdenebat started boxing at the age of 10 in his hometown of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He was inspired by his father, who was also a boxer and a coach. He won several national and regional titles as an amateur, and represented Mongolia at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He turned professional in 2017 and signed with DiBella Entertainment, a promoter based in New York.
Since then, he has been fighting regularly in the Broadway Boxing series, which showcases rising stars and prospects in the sport. He has fought in venues such as Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, and Foxwoods Resort Casino. He has also gained a loyal fan base among the Mongolian community in the US, who often attend his fights wearing traditional clothing and waving flags.
Erdenebat’s goal is to become a world champion and make history for his country. He is currently ranked #9 by the WBC and #10 by the IBF in the featherweight division. He is hoping to get a shot at one of the current titleholders, such as Gary Russell Jr., Josh Warrington, or Xu Can. He believes he has what it takes to beat anyone in his weight class and bring glory to Mongolia.