Ryan Garcia Might Be Headed For The Exit Door Of Boxing!

Ryan Garcia Fails B-Sample Drug Test

Ryan Garcia faces uncertainty following B-sample testing positive for Ostarine
Ryan Garcia may be done with boxing following Ostarine PED findings in his B-sample

What Awaits Ryan Garcia Following B-Sample Test Results?

The boxing world has been waiting for an update on “King Ry” Ryan Garcia’s (25-1, 20 KOs) B-samples following his April 20 majority decision victory over WBC junior welterweight champion Devin Haney. Upon the news that those results have both returned positive for PEDs, will his win over Haney be overturned? Furthermore, is the career of Garcia forever tarnished?

It was a career-best performance for Garcia at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Facing Haney in what turned into a non-title fight, Garcia scored three knockdowns en route to what many boxing fans considered a stunning victory. But on May 1, 3kingsboxing.com reported that the 25-year-old tested positive for the performance-enhancing drug Ostarine.

In the aftermath of this latest sample, Garcia posted the following message on social media:

But the latest developments that the B-samples once again showed he tested positive for Ostarine puts a significant dent into his claims that he’s done nothing wrong.


What will the fallout be for King Ry? It only makes sense that his win over Haney must now be considered a no-contest. The junior welterweight champion has not been shy about calling Garcia a drug cheat.

Furthermore, will Garcia face suspension? As of this writing, there has been no reaction to the New York State Athletic Commission. But it wouldn’t be outside the realm to speculate that a ruling will come down from them, sooner than later. Expect the WBC and other major sanctioning bodies to release a statement.

Ultimately, Garcia has no one to blame but himself for this ongoing controversy. As a professional, you must be accountable for what you take and put into your body. Given his high profile, he can’t afford any slip-ups. He’s been living high off the hog following the win over Haney. Now, his career is filled with controversy and shrouded in uncertainty.

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Mike is the host of boxing podcast "Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report" and is a Senior Writer for 3kingsboxing.com.