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Boxer Ryan Garcia expelled by WBC after racist and Islamophobic rant

Ryan Garcia continues to sabotage his own career.

Garcia has been expelled by the World Boxing Council Thursday after he used racist and Islamophobic slurs during a conversation on “X Spaces.”

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman took to “X” to expel the boxing star.

“Exercising my authority as president of the WBC, I am hereby expelling Ryan Garcia from any activity with our organization. We reject any form of discrimination. I fear for Ryan well being as he has declined multiple attempts for our help with mental health and substance abuse.”

Garcia’s career has been on a downward spiral. He currently is serving a one-year suspension from the the New York State Athletic Commission after failing a pre-fight and fight-day drug test for his boxing match against Devin Haney in April.

Garcia’s “A” and later-tested “B” samples showed the presence of the banned substance ostarine. As a result, his majority decision win over Haney was overturned to a no contest. Two months later, the 25-year-old was arrested for felony vandalism at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Beverly Hills.

Thursday, Garcia’s parents addressed their son’s actions, stating that they don’t associate with any of his beliefs.

“Our son has recently made statements that do not align with his, or our family’s true character or beliefs. Our family unequivocally does not support any statements (Garcia) has made regarding race or religion – these do not reflect who Ryan truly is and how he was raised. Those who know Ryan can attest to this fact. Ryan has been open about his ongoing struggle with mental health over the years and as a family we are committed to ensuring and encouraging that he receives the necessary help to navigate this very challenging time and address both his immediate and long-term well-being. We appreciate the continued support, prayers and compassion.”

 

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