Ryan Garcia Suspended One Year, Decision vs. Devin Haney Ruled No Contest

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Ryan Garcia will be suspended one year and will forfeit $1 million.

Ryan Garcia has been suspended for one year following a positive drug test ahead of his match against Devin Haney. According to Mike Coppinger, the boxing star will be forced to sit out one year and forfeit $1 million in earnings.

Garcia tested positive for Ostarine and 19-Norandrosterone Metabolite the day before he stepped in the ring with Haney. This is a banned substance that is derived from nandrolone. On May 7, Garcia was cleared for one banned substance but later results revealed that he still tested positive for Ostarine.

Garcia defeated Haney by majority decision back in April but was unable to secure his title due to a positive drug test and missing weight. This was Haney’s first loss of his career but the no contest ruling moves his record back to 31-0.

 

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Is Ryan Garcia Retiring From Boxing?

Ryan Garcia has been active on social media over the course of this process. On Wednesday night, he shared a post on X claiming that he is retiring from boxing.

After the announcement was made, Garcia went back on social media to share his reaction and claims that he still never took any PED.

Devin Haney also took to social media to comment on the news:

It will be interesting to see if Ryan Garcia follows up on his comment about retirement. He also called for Dana White to reach out about an opportunity in the UFC. Only time will tell what the next move is for Garcia but it will not be in the boxing ring for one year.

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Greg Patuto
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