Ryan Garcia Will Go To Rehab

Oscar De La Hoya says Ryan Garcia is headed into rehab following The WBC’s decision to ban him for his racial slurs on X.

Garcia is banned from boxing for one year after testing positive for Ostarine. The decision meant Garcia’s win over Devin Haney became a no-contest. Garcia did not take the news well, as he exhibited out-of-character behavior. He made disparaging comments about African Americans, George Floyd, Mexicans and Muslims along with other groups, causing the WBC to act.

Garcia was previously absent from boxing for nearly two years with mental health struggles after beating Luke Campbell. For the Haney fight, Garcia admitted he was drinking and smoking weed. Given the worries over Garcia’s health, De La Hoya has stated that Ryan will go to rehab. Garcia has also stated the same.

“I heard Ryan’s going to rehab. It’s a step in the right direction. I know Ryan. He is not a racist guy. He is not that.. I don’t know if it’s his drinking or him doing mushrooms or drugs. He seems good. I told him, ‘You’re suspended, but there’s other things you can do. I’ve always said I’m here for him,” De La Hoya said

Elsewhere, Garcia denies being thrown out of the Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal fight. 

Garcia attended the fight to support his brother, Sean Garcia. Sean was boxing Amado Vargas on the undercard. Garcia, however, was knocked out in round six. That was the first defeat of Garcia’s career. Meanwhile, Vargas continued his undefeated streak, taking it to 11-0. 

However, things escalated for the Garcia family. Reports indicate that Garcia was involved in verbal confrontations with fans. The boxer could be seen being escorted out of the arena, as Garcia appears unsatisfied. Despite this, Garcia rejected suggestions that he was evicted. He made it clear that he decided to leave voluntarily.

“I wasn’t escorted. I left. Not one hater in real life, and everyone was cool. Because, like I said, everyone knows my heart,” Ryan stated

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