Boxer Ryan Garcia Denies Drug Use After Testing Positive For Banned Substance Before & After Devin Haney Fight, Blames Association w/ Donald Trump: ‘Fake News’

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Boxer Ryan Garcia Denies Drug Use After Testing Positive For Banned Substance Before & After Devin Haney Fight, Blames Association w/ Donald Trump: ‘Fake News’

Yikes, looks like Ryan Garcia’s victory over Devin Haney may be overturned!

Boxer Ryan Garcia, 25, is facing controversy after testing positive for the banned substance ostarine in a recent doping test, both before and after his victory over Devin Haney, 25, last month (April 20). The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association disclosed this information in a letter sent to all concerned parties, as reported by ESPN.

The urine samples, collected prior to the fight, revealed the presence of ostarine, although the results were disclosed only after the match had concluded. Ryan Garcia now has a 10-day window to request testing of his B-sample, which could potentially alter the outcome if it returns negative, although such an occurrence is rare.

Ostarine, the substance for which Garcia tested positive, is a selective androgen receptor modulator known for its muscle-building properties. Its use in sports has been prohibited by anti-doping agencies for over a decade due to its potential performance-enhancing effects.

In response to the allegations, Garcia vehemently denied any wrongdoing, labeling the incident as “fake news” in a recent Instagram post:

“Fake news like I’m Donald Trump. I don’t even know what “ostarine” is. Ion care pull up to Warwick. NO WEAPON AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER.”

He further elaborated in a video, denying any involvement in doping and expressing confusion as to why the allegations surfaced after his victory:

“I came on here to address this bull f*cking sh*t claim that I cheated. Everybody knows that I don’t cheat. What can I say? Why didn’t they come out with this before, you know if they found it before. Why would they let me step into the ring as a cheater and then come out with the victory and then they post this. These are people that are trying to attack me for whatever reason but no weapon against me shall prosper. I never taken a steroid … I don’t even know where to get steroids … I barely take supplements … big lies, I beat his (Devin Haney) ass.”


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In a subsequent post, Garcia implied a connection between the doping allegations and his association with former president Donald Trump:

“Hmm I’m seen with Trump, and now I’m positive for steroids. This is a straight attack, crazy.”

Garcia was seen showing off his boxing moves with Donald Trump this past week (April 26).

He continued,

“I’ll find out who paid who to create this lie. NOW IMA RELEASE EVERYONES SHIT. TIME TO EXPOSE THE REAL SNAKES.”

Devin Haney, Garcia’s opponent, expressed disappointment and frustration at the situation in a statement to ESPN, where he condemned Garcia’s alleged actions.

“We learned about this situation not too long ago and it’s unfortunate Ryan cheated and disrespected both the fans and the sport of boxing by fighting dirty and breaking positive not once, but twice … Ryan owes the fans an apology, and by his recent tweet he still thinks this is a joke. We put our lives on the line to entertain people for a living. You don’t play boxing. This puts the fight in a completely different light. Despite the disadvantage, I still fought on my shield and got back up! People die in this sport. This isn’t a joking matter.”

The New York State Athletic Commission reaffirmed their commitment to upholding safety, fairness, and integrity in professional sports, stating ongoing communication with relevant authorities to review the situation.

As authorities continue to investigate, all relevant parties await further developments regarding potential consequences for Garcia.

Whew, tough times for Garcia. What are your thoughts? Tell us in the comments!

Authored by: Aaron Keenan