Ryan Garcia Appears To Be Spiraling Out Of Control

Is Ryan Garcia Digging a Shallow Grave for his Boxing Career?

Ryan Garcia poses for the media
Ryan Garcia draws concern with arrest news (credit: MattRobertsNY/Shutterstock, Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Ryan Garcia’s Recent Arrest is Yet Another Cause For Concern

Since “King Ry” Ryan Garcia claimed victory over reigning WBC junior welterweight champion Devin Haney in April, he has topped headlines regularly. However, that’s not to say it has all been positive! Recent actions from Garcia suggest that he’s on a quick fall from grace.

According to the media outlet TMZ, the 25-year-old junior welterweight was arrested on May 8 for felony vandalism at the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, California. As of this writing, the fighter remains in custody.


King Ry’s victory over Haney has been tainted by testing positive for PEDs during a post-fight drug test. Garcia maintains that he’s done nothing wrong.

But since that outing, King Ry has been on social media drinking multiple times as he’s traveled the globe. The Californian has been doing more partying and posting on social media than training. His behavior has some in the boxing community worried.


With his social media presence and visibility, Garcia has been a high-profile fighter for several years. The thing that was missing was a signature win. That came against Haney. However, there’s more than enough evidence to suggest that victory has inflated his ego massively.

Can Garcia get things back in order? Yes, he can. But that means having a serious conversation with himself and deciding that enough is enough and refocusing his energy towards boxing. Unfortunately, this recent incident is another sign that fighting is the furthest thing from his mind. As a result, more than a few folks in the boxing community are concerned about his short and long-term future.

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