Reports show Ryan Garcia's personal woes mounting

By Scott Shaffer


Reports show Ryan Garcia's personal woes mounting

Ryan Garcia's personal issues are increasing.TMZ Sports reports that the troubled boxing star was arrested for felony vandalism at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills, California on Saturday. A very brief video shows Garcia, apparently wearing boxing headgear, being led away in handcuffs. ESPN reporting added that the hotel decided to press charges against Garcia. According to ESPN, upon arrest, Garcia complained of a medical issue and was transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Last month, Garcia's biggest boxing win was thrown into question when it was revealed he tested positive for a performance-enhancing substance called Ostarine at the time of his upset win over Devin Haney in April.

Prior to the Haney fight, Garcia came in considerably overweight, and before that, he had been making bizarre and disturbing social media posts to his millions of followers. Even in the hours leading up to this weekend's arrest, Garcia was tweeting about not getting paid for the Haney fight, and also about child sexual abuse. A sampling of these anti-pedophilia posts read: "They touch little kids and then hide it with lies and money and then run for their dear life... I want to get sued to see if they really like that... Yall defend pedo’s and it’s sad. Kids babies getting touched and you choose to support that. I got real evidence and that’s okay?"

As for not receiving payment, Garcia tweeted, "Even if you don’t like me, the fact I haven’t received payment for my fight is messed up... I need my money now."
As the administrative process before the New York Athletic Commission continues, Garcia's victory over Haney is expected to be changed to a no contest, with Haney arguing that he should be declared the winner over Garcia by disqualification. The doping tests were administered by VADA, the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association. Only the A-sample has been tested, so the finding is not considered final until either the B-sample has also been tested or Garcia declines to have the B-sample tested. The most disturbing aspect of the news is that Garcia dished out severe and possibly permament punishment to Haney, who was knoked down three times and absorbed many hard punches to the head over the course of twelve rounds against the apparently enhanced Garcia.