Ryan Garcia's troubling tweets continue

By Scott Shaffer


Ryan Garcia's troubling tweets continue

One day after his arrest and subsequent hospitalization for vanadlizing a hotel in Beverly Hills, California, burst of troubling social media posts continued to emerge from Ryan Garcia. On Sunday, he tweeted: "I’m  worried. I have to be at this weird hospital and they are trying to give me medicine and they have me on a hold for who knows how long-- they will determine. Pray for me. God help me... Prayer warriors:  Please I need prayers. A lot of prayers. Prayers can move mountains. Lord Jesus save me... Kinda funny both [former United States president Donald] Trump and I are in jail . I don’t know if he is in jail but I know he got convicted. [Editor's note: Trump is not in jail].  This sucks, but I love Jesus. I will be okay... [i] feel like I’m Ryan Spears a/k/a Britney Spears. This sucks. I never hurt anyone. I’ve only ever loved everyone prayed for people. And try to make a change in this cruel world . I love you Christ Jesus. Amen."

Last month, the biggest boxing win of Garcia's career 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 two-division champion Devin Haney in April. Garcia did not win Haney's junior welterweight championship because Garcia failed to make the 140-pound weight limit. The fight went ahead anyway, and Garcia punished Haney with damaging blows, seemingly aided by a perfomance-enhancing substance.


JUNE 9, 2024: 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.