Devin Haney’s Attorney Seeks Ryan Garcia Disqualification in NYSAC Letter, Garcia Responds: Report

Devin Haney’s team is seeking to have his April 20 loss to Ryan Garcia overturned into a disqualification win, following Garcia’s failed drug tests for banned substances.

Devin Haney’s crew is on a mission. They want his April 20 defeat to Ryan Garcia flipped into a win by disqualification. That’s the word on the street, anyway.

Boxing Scene reported it first. Haney’s lawyer, Patrick English, penned an eight-page letter. It was addressed to the bigwigs of the New York State Athletic Commission. The request? Disqualify Garcia.

Why, you ask? Garcia’s post-match drug tests came back positive. Banned substances, no less. This revelation came after Garcia’s victory over Haney in Brooklyn.

English’s letter was pretty damning. He claimed that Garcia’s alleged drug use, among other things, put Haney in a risky situation. The fight was under NYSAC’s watch, after all.

English didn’t mince words. He said the fight was a “mockery”. He pointed out Garcia’s use of performance-enhancing drugs and IVs. And then there was the issue of Garcia not making weight. According to English, Garcia admitted it was a strategy to gain an unfair edge.

No second-day weigh-in was required by the commission. So, who knows what Garcia weighed on fight night? English’s conclusion? Disqualify Garcia. He believes it’s more appropriate than declaring a no-contest.

Garcia got wind of the situation. He took to Twitter, as one does. And boy, did he have a lot to say.

“I need my money back if they overrule my victory,” he tweeted. “I paid him money and that was to accept the weight. So give me my fucking money back.”

Garcia didn’t stop there. He shared a screenshot about NYSAC’s drug testing rules. His warning? “Everyone is getting sued.”

Here’s the kicker. Garcia tested positive for ostarine. It’s a banned substance. He was tested twice by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) before his match with Haney. He also “screened positive” for 19-Norandrosterone metabolite. It’s a derivative of the banned substance nandrolone. But he was cleared of that charge.

“King Ryan” isn’t taking this lying down. He’s requested a B-sample test. The results? Expected on May 22. Stay tuned.


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