Ryan Garcia issues three-word immediate reaction to latest drug fail update, follows up with message to fans

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Ryan Garcia speaks out on latest drug test fail, reassures fans with message [Image courtesy: Getty Images]

Ryan Garcia recently addressed the news of his latest drug test failure, comforting his fans with a message asserting his innocence. On Thursday, 'KingRy's' legal team released a statement regarding his doping test, claiming that two supplement samples they submitted for testing came back positive for Ostarine due to contamination.

Garcia's surprising victory against Devin Haney last month was clouded by controversy when he tested positive for Ostarine and Nandrolone, another banned substance linked to the 19-norandrosterone metabolite. These findings emerged from two VADA drug tests administered around the time of the match.

According to a recent report from WBN, the 25-year-old Californian's team strongly contends that the discovery of Ostarine contamination in his supplements underscores their client's innocence. They emphasized that Garcia has never intentionally used any banned substances and has consistently maintained his commitment to fair competition.

'KingRy' took to Instagram stories to declare "I am Free" following his legal team's assertion of his innocence in response to the positive drug tests.

Credits: @kingryan on Instagram
Credits: @kingryan on Instagram

Subsequently, Garcia quoted a verse from the Bible and comforted his fans in a message regarding his absence of ill intent:

"'No weapon against me shall prosper'. Thank you to those who believed me all along. May God bless everyone."

Check out Ryan Garcia's post below:

Meanwhile, 'The Dream' had previously sent a formal letter to the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC), urging them to overturn his defeat to a disqualification in light of Garcia's failed doping test.

Although the commission's decision is pending, the fight's result could change to either a no-contest or a disqualification if Garcia is proven guilty.

Why didn't Ryan Garcia become the WBC super lightweight champion after defeating Devin Haney?

Ryan Garcia secured victory over Devin Haney with three knockdowns, clinching a unanimous decision in a remarkable upset. This loss marked the first blemish on the WBC super lightweight champion's previously unscathed professional record.

The match was set for Haney's WBC title, but 'KingRy' missed the 140-pound limit by 3.2 pounds, disqualifying him from contention for the belt. Before the bout, both fighters consented to a penalty of $500,000 for each pound they surpassed the weight limit.

Haney confirmed that his rival adhered to the agreement, revealing that Garcia paid him $1.5 million for exceeding the weight division limit. However, 'KingRy' urged Haney to reimburse his penalty money if the NYSAC reverses his April 20 triumph.

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