Fans were surprised to hear worship music at Friday night’s highly anticipated boxing match against three-time lightweight champion Gervonta Davis and WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia.
While it wasn’t a fight for a title, the Showtime PPV event was still billed as one of the major boxing matches of the year — which makes Garcia’s walkout song choice even more unexpected.
Davis entered the ring to Chief Keef’s “Love Sosa” with the rapper alongside him, but Garcia took things a slightly more worshipful route. He opted instead to lets Hillsong UNITED’s “Oceans” hype him up for the big fight. Watch:
Ryan Garcia is ready 😤
— Pickswise (@Pickswise) April 23, 2023
Garcia has spoken out about his Christian faith before. Speaking with YouTuber Logan Paul, Garcia shared his journey of coming to Christ and why he feels like he has to proclaim the Gospel everywhere he goes.
“When you search and you continue to search and you get enlightened, you want to scream it out to everybody,” Garcia said.
“The presence I’ve felt, the peace I’ve felt, the focus he’s given me and the wisdom that he’s displayed on to me — I want to tell people about it,” he continued. “But unless you’re willing to search for it, you’re never going to find it.”