Ryan Garcia Tested Positive for PED Before Fight vs. Devin Haney, per Source

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Ryan Garcia recent boxing win over Devin Haney now might be stained with an asterisk.

The 25-year-old boxer tested positive for the banned performance-enhancing substance Ostarine in a VADA test, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reported Wednesday.

The samples were taken before his fight against Haney on April 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia has 10 days to request that his B-sample is tested.

"You trying to hurt my baby," Bill Haney, the father and trainer of Devin Haney, said to Sports Illustrated. "We played it fair. We didn’t do it like that. F--- boxing, this is some bulls---. I came from the streets. You scared of Devin on a level playing field. I feel f---ed up over this. If you can brag about doing it, you shouldn’t be on drugs."

Mannix also reported that the New York State Athletic Commission will investigate the VADA results. The commission could overturn the result of the Haney–Garcia fight to a no-contest.

Haney entered the fight with an undefeated 31–0 career record. Garcia only has one loss on his record, falling to Gervonta Davis in 2023.


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