Report – Ryan Garcia hit with one year suspension after failed drug test, win against Devin Haney overturned

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According to reports tonight, former WBC interim lightweight champion, Ryan Garcia has received a one-year suspension after reacting a settlement with the New York State Athletic Commission, after failing a drug-test in relation to his now-official ‘No Contest’ bout with Devin Haney earlier this year at the Barclays Center.

As per an initial report from boxing correspondent, Dan Rafael, professional boxing star, Garcia reached a settlement with the New York State Athletic Commission, and will serve a one-year suspension from the sport, as well as seeing his decision win over former world champion, Haney overturned to an official No Contest’.

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Ryan Garcia hit with lengthy suspension

“BREAKING: Ryan Garcia/legal team have made settlement agreement with NYSAC,” Rafael posted on his X account. “He has agreed to the following: suspension of at least 1 year; forfeiture of his $1.1M official contract pursue (goes to GB, Hanye may get %) $10k fine (state max); fight officially a no contest.” 

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Initially landing a stunning decision win over multi-time amateur boxing foe, Haney earlier this year in April, Garcia was notified of a potential anti-doping violation – with test samples provided by him containing the banned substance, ostarine

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Reacting to the news of his suspension and the ruling of his victory over Haney to a now-official ‘No Contest’, the hugely outspoken Garcia claimed he would pursue a change change to mixed martial arts and compete in the UFC. 

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“I’m headed to the UFC,” Ryan Garcia posted on his official X account.

Protesting his innocence despite reports revealing he and his legal team had struck a settlement with the state athletic commission, Garcia claimed the sport of boxing had turned it’s back on him.

“I really hope boxing good without me,” Ryan Garcia posted.”I fought everyone and was willing to. They have turned there back on me. I’m innocent. I stand by that I don’t care what everyone says. Gun yo (sic) my head I say I didn’t take PEDs.” 

What are your thoughts on Ryan Garcia’s settlement with the NYSAC?