Ryan Garcia’s Test Results Rule Out A Third Positive; B Sample Will Get Tested

Ryan Garcia’s lab results have ruled out 19-Norandrosterone from his system as the boxer tries to clear his name. 

Garcia’s victory against Devin Haney has been marred by controversy following his positive VADA tests for Ostarine. Two urine samples taken on April 19 and April 20 showed the banned substance. Ostarine helps athletes build muscle, lose fat and increase stamina. There were reports of 19-Norandrosterone in Garcia’s system, but extensive testing has ruled that out. 

Garcia’s future now depends on the B-sample. If it tests positive for Ostarine, he must prove he did not take it intentionally. However, strict liability means boxers take accountability for what they consume. That still leaves Garcia facing a possible ban, a fine, and the result getting turned into a no-contest. If the B-sample test is negative, then Garcia will have an argument for contamination.

“We are dealing only with a known supplement contaminant in the billionth of a gram range that provided Ryan Garcia with no performance-enhancing benefit whatsoever on fight night. We now wait for B-sample testing on the presence of low-level Ostarine only on May 22. He was negative 17 days before,” Ryan Garcia’s attorney Darin Chavez 

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