Ryan Garcia threatens to quit boxing, 'swallow all steroids' after B samples reportedly return 2 positives

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Ryan Garcia reacts after knocking down Devin Haney during a fight at Barclays Center on April 20, 2024 in New York City.  (Photo by Cris Esqueda/Golden Boy/Getty Images)

The B samples collected ahead of Ryan Garcia's win over Devin Haney have returned two positives for banned PEDs, boxing writer Dan Rafael reported Thursday.

"Ryan Garcia’s B sample results were returned Thursday a.m., 1 day after being opened," Rafael said on X. "I have the lab reports & the B samples, as expected, matched A samples — both are positive for the banned PED Ostarine related to VADA tests the day before & after Haney fight."

Garcia defeated Haney on April 20 via majority decision, a stunning upset that followed Garcia missing weight by 3.2 pounds amid questions about his state of mind. On May 1, the samples he submitted to the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association ahead of the fight reportedly came back positive for Ostarine, a banned substance. Now his B samples have also reportedly tested positive for Ostarine.

Garcia, who has loudly proclaimed his innocence since the first samples came back positive, had a lot of feelings about the report of his positive B samples. He shared those feelings on X.

“Let’s go we positive. Positive vibes bruh. Yess so happy,” Garcia wrote (via MMA Mania) in posts that have since been deleted. “I F***ING LOVE STEROIDS. I don’t care I’ll never make money again with boxing. Your loss not mine for setting me up lol joke’s on y’all. I will swallow all steroids.”

Garcia's lawyers released a statement shortly after his posts disappeared.

"Ryan Garcia is committed to clean and fair competition and has never intentionally used any banned substance. Soon after being notified of his positive test, Ryan voluntarily had his hair collected and shipped to Dr. Pascal Kintz, the foremost expert in toxicology and hair-sample analysis. The results of Ryan's hair sample came back negative. This is consistent with contamination and demonstrably proves that Ryan had not ingested Ostarine over a period of time — the only way he would have had any advantage whatsoever in the ring.

"Ryan has voluntarily submitted to tests throughout his career, which have always shown negative results. He also tested negative multiple times leading up to the fight against Haney. All of those factors, combined with his ultra-low levels from samples taken on April 19 and 20 (in the billionth of a gram range), point to Ryan being a victim of supplement contamination and never receiving any performance enhancing benefit from the microscopic amounts in his system. We are certain that one of the natural supplements Ryan was using in the lead up to the fight will prove to be contaminated and are in the process of testing the supplements to determine the exact source."