Report: Lifetime Ban Called for Top Boxer After Drug Test

Bill Haney Demands Lifetime Ban for Ryan Garcia

Call for Lifetime Ban After Ostarine Positive Test

Bill Haney has made a compelling case for Ryan Garcia to be banned from boxing for life after Garcia tested positive for the banned substance ostarine. This revelation came just before his bout with Devin Haney, Bill’s son, on April 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Fight and the Fallout

Garcia, who managed three knockdowns in a fight that led to a majority decision in his favour against Devin Haney, is currently under intense scrutiny. He tested positive twice for ostarine, on April 19 and 20.

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Following Garcia’s request, his B samples were unsealed and tested, confirming the initial findings of ostarine.

New York State Athletic Commission’s Role

The future of Garcia’s boxing career now lies in the hands of the New York State Athletic Commission. They will decide on any suspensions and financial penalties. Possible sanctions include changing Garcia’s win over Haney to a no-contest or a disqualification.

Despite the damning evidence, Garcia maintains his innocence, attributing the positive results to contamination.

Bill Haney’s Strong Reaction

Bill Haney expressed his frustration and disappointment to TMZ, saying, “Clearly … there’s nothing you can do with this guy but get him out of the sport. It’s a terrible thing … it’s a terrible thing for sports in general. It’s a terrible thing for boxing.”

He also expressed doubt about whether Devin Haney would ever consider a rematch with Garcia due to his actions before and after the fight.

“You see me with my kids,” Bill Haney continued. “I don’t know what to tell them. The Haneys – we’re fair. We believe in hard work, and I feel undermined. For [Garcia] to sign up to [test positive] and now to make a mockery of the sport, it’s just terrible.”

Implications for Boxing

This controversy not only impacts Garcia and the Haneys but also raises broader questions about doping and integrity in boxing. The call for a lifetime ban highlights the need for stringent measures to maintain fairness in the sport.

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