Devon Larratt and Levan Saginashvili, two of modern-day Arm Wrestling’s top competitors, will face each other in a David vs Goliath contest on June 25, 2022. The match will surely prove to be tough for Larratt, but he remains confident enough a few days before the fight.
DEVON LARRATT HAS HIS TASK CUT OUT AGAINST HIS FORMIDABLE GEORGIAN OPPONENT
On the 24th episode of the StrongCast podcast, Larratt elaborated on some of the preparatory measures he pursued in order to have a winning chance against Saginashvii, who is generally considered one of the strongest arm wrestlers of all time. While the former member of the Canadian Armed Forces would never possess the same physical strength as Saginashvii – who has been dubbed The Georgian Hulk by fans and press – he would have to focus on his drive and grip, all while trying to exhaust his opponent.
LARRATT DOES NOT SUPPORT RULES SUCH AS THE REFEREE’S GRIP
The June 25, 2022 match is one of the most anticipated encounters in arm wrestling history, and not unlike other combat sports such as Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts, shenanigans are compulsory. Here, too, Larratt and his wife Jodi, question the ruleset of arm wrestling and notes that every rule should be written down in a way that supports the competitors and hinders confusion.
He adds that competitors would always try to gain an advantage, leading to a lack of trust in the referee. If the referee lacks consistency, “the referee’s grip” becomes a frightening rule. It hinders movement and penalties any movement with a foul, which is detrimental to the sport. As Jodi adds, it is also possible for a competitor to fake a movement from their opponent.
DEVON LARRATT COMPARES HIMSELF WITH THE ICEBERG THAT DESTROYED THE TITANIC
Levan Saginashvii had previously commented that he did not care about the rules and was only interested in breaking his opponent’s fighting arm. When asked for an opinion on his opponent’s confident statement, Larratt said that it was typical of someone possessing an impressive amount of strength. In a remarkable metaphor, he then goes on to compare himself with the iceberg that drowned the Titanic.
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