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Ryan Garcia suspended one year as Devin Haney win ruled no-contest

Ryan Garcia’s majority decision over Devin Haney has been overturned by the New York State Athletic Commission after the star boxer tested positive for the PED ostarine.

The settlement between Garcia’s legal team and the NYSAC, confirmed to The Guardian by a committee source, restores Haney’s undefeated record by changing the result to a no-contest.

Garcia has been suspended for a minimum of one year from the date of the fight, which took place on April 20 in Brooklyn. He will also forfeit the entire amount of his $1.1 million contract to Golden Boy Promotions and must pay the $10,000 state fine to the commission.

Boxing writer Dan Rafael was the first to report news of Thursday’s settlement.

“I want to thank the committee and the fans who have stood by me throughout this process,” Haney said in a statement to ESPN. “The facts are the facts and I was not on a level playing field. I’m glad I got justice for what happened. It’s all part of my story and it will only make me better. I look forward to enjoying this time with my family and friends and seeing what’s next.

“I am a clean athlete and boxing is a brutal sport where one fight can literally change your life. I believe it is important for fighters to be clean and I want to become an advocate for clean athletes because of my experience in this situation.

Ostarine is an anabolic agent considered a safer alternative to steroids and listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency website. 2024 Banned list.

The 25-year-old Garcia scored three knockdowns of Haney to hand the WBC super lightweight champion the first defeat of his professional career after a dramatic defeat in April.

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The scheduled 12-round encounter at the Barclays Center was downgraded to a non-title fight when Garcia weighed 143.2 pounds – 3.2 pounds over the division limit – creating a situation where Garcia could no longer take the championship from Haney, only his immaculate professional. file.

Ostarine is a selective androgen receptor modulator that has been on Wada’s banned list since 2008. Amir Khan was banned from all sports for two years after being found guilty of having it in his system on the night of his fight with Kell in 2022. Beek.

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