Devin Haney's Father Awaits B-Sample Results After Ryan Garcia's Failed Drug Tests

Ryan Garcia tests positive for banned substance Ostarine in pre- and post-fight urine samples, sparking outrage in the boxing world. Garcia's B-sample results are awaited, with potential consequences including a lifetime ban and overturning of his majority decision victory over Devin Haney.

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Devin Haney's Father Awaits B-Sample Results After Ryan Garcia's Failed Drug Tests

Devin Haney's Father Awaits B-Sample Results After Ryan Garcia's Failed Drug Tests

The boxing world is in turmoil as Devin Haney's father, Bill Haney, eagerly awaits the May 22nd B-sample results of Ryan Garcia's drug test following their vs controversial April 20th fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Garcia, who secured a majority decision victory over Haney despite missing weight, has now tested positive for the banned substance Ostarine in both pre- and post-fight urine samples taken on April 19 and 20.

The failed drug tests have sparked outrage among fans and boxing officials, with prominent promoter Eddie Hearn calling for a lifetime ban if Garcia is found to have intentionally used performance-enhancing drugs. "He should never be allowed to fight again... If he did take them intentionally and he cheated, that's another story and he should arguably never be able to fight again," Hearn stated.

The situation draws comparisons to the case of Conor Benn, who was disqualified from competing after testing positive for clomifene, a performance-enhancing drug, in 2022. Despite protesting his innocence, Benn's appeal was rejected by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBoC), and he was stripped of his WBA Continental welterweight title.

As Bill Haney awaits the B-sample results, the boxing community is divided on the potential outcome and its implications for Garcia's career. Some believe that if the B-sample confirms the presence of Ostarine, the fight result should be overturned to a no-contest. Promoter Bob Arum echoed this sentiment, stating, "Well, he clearly lost the fight, and Ryan Garcia hit him quite a few times with that solid left hook, but then it all got tainted with the drug testing... It should be a no-contest. If Ryan Garcia, in fact, tested positive, he had an unfair advantage, and under the rules, it should be a no-contest."

Others argue that even if the fight result is changed, it won't erase the memory of Haney's loss in the eyes of fans. Devin Haney himself has expressed his disinterest in a rematch, stating, "Honestly, I'm not too interested in it. During the build-up, we've seen a lot of interesting things from him. We've seen his character, we've seen the guy cheat, we've seen the person that he is. I don't see myself ever getting back in the ring with him, but I'm a fighter speaking right now about how I feel, we never know what the future holds."

The WBC has ordered Haney to defend his title against Sandor Martin, with purse bids scheduled for July 18. However, Haney's status as a champion remains in doubt due to his loss to Garcia, and he may struggle to generate interest in the fight against Martin. As the boxing world awaits the results of Garcia's B-sample test, the future of both fighters hangs in the balance, with the potential for severe consequences if the positive test is confirmed.

Key Takeaways

  • Ryan Garcia tests positive for Ostarine in pre- and post-fight urine samples.
  • Garcia's failed drug test sparks outrage, with Eddie Hearn calling for a lifetime ban.
  • Bill Haney awaits B-sample results, with potential for fight result to be overturned.
  • Devin Haney expresses disinterest in rematch, citing Garcia's character and cheating.
  • WBC orders Haney to defend title against Sandor Martin, but Haney's status as champion is in doubt.