Boxer Ryan Garcia suspended for one year after positive tests for performance-enhancing drug ostarine.


Boxer Ryan Garcia suspended for one year after positive�tests for performance-enhancing drug ostarine.

American boxer, Ryan Garcia has been suspended one year after he reached a settlement with the New York State Athletic Commission following his positive tests for the performance-enhancing drug ostarine.


The 25-year-old tested positive for the banned substance ostarine in two separate tests taken before his fight with Devin Haney on 20 April.”

Ostarine, a non-steroidal drug used to support muscle growth, has been on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s banned substance list since 2008.

Garcia’s victory against Haney will now be recorded as a no-contest – meaning Haney’s undefeated record is restored.

He must also forfeit his £950,000 ($1.2m) contract purse from the Haney fight and pay a £7,900 ($10,000) fine.

The New York State Athletic Commission confirmed Garcia would be suspended until 20 April 2025 and would need to provide a clean urine test before his licence could be reissued.

“The Commission will continue to hold athletes to the highest professional standards and protect the…

Source: Linda Ikeji