Ryan Garcia Posts 20G Bail, Fined 10G, Suspended A Year, Haney Bout Declared No Contest

By Robert Brizel, Head Real Combat Media Boxing Correspondent

Los Angeles, CA (June 29th, 2024)– Former World Boxing Council World Lightweight champion Ryan Garcia, released from jail on 20 thousand dollars of bail for felony vandalism at the Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria after doing an estimated 15 thousand dollars damage to his hotel room and adjacent hallway, has been suspended for one year by the New York State Athletic Commission and fined 10 thousand dollars. In addition, his 12 round decision win over Devin Haney has been reversed to a no contest, as of June 20, 2024. Garcia will also forfeit his purse winnings of over one million dollars to Golden Boy Promotions.

Two positive drug tests of Garcia tested positive for the performance enhancing drug Ostarine.

Haney discussed possible pending lawsuit litigation against Garcia with Title Sports Network. “The bout definitely had a major impact (on my life). I haven’t made a million and a half (dollars) since my beginning days of signing with Matchroom Boxing. So, it (the purse) affected me. My lawyers and my team will do what they gotta do to prove that in court against Ryan Garcia, and we will take legal action because it has affected me. Not only financially, but mentally (emotionally as well) and everything,” noted Haney.

Garcia, announcing his retirement for one year, has stated his interest in fighting Jake Paul with one condition-Logan Paul drop his litigation lawsuit against Ryan Garcia. “I will fight Jake if Logan drops the lawsuit. I’m retiring for a year, so they (the New York State Athletic Commission) don’t get the satisfaction.