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Ryan Garcia B Sample Also Positive for Ostarine

Ryan Garcia B Sample Also Positive for Ostarine

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Ryan Garcia B Sample Also Positive for Ostarine

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Ryan Garcia B Sample Also Positive for Ostarine

The B sample of Ryan Garcia (25-1, 20 KOs) has also produced a positive result for the banned substance ostarine.

Dan Rafael reports that the results came back on Thursday morning, one day after being open. As was the case with the A sample, lap reports show a positive test for ostarine, also known as enobosarm. The samples were collected by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) the day before and after the fight against Devin Haney (31-1, 15 KOs). Garcia and Haney fought each other on April 20.

Rafael also reports that the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) has received the B sample testing report and that they must schedule a hearing for Garcia.

Ryan Garcia B Sample is Positive

Ryan Garcia Positive for Ostarine

News initially broke that Garcia tested positive on May 1. He was quick to deny ever taking the substance. His B sample was opened on Wednesday with a Garcia representative on hand to observe, as permitted.

“KingRy” won a majority decision against Haney at the Barclays Center in New York City, NY. Following the positive test results, Haney sent a letter to the NYSAC requesting the result be changed to a disqualification loss for Garcia. At the present, there has been no change to the fight result. It is up to the NYSAC to decide whether they will do so.

What is Ostarine?

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), ostarine is “a non-steroidal agent with anabolic activity.” They further state that it “is designed to work like testosterone, thus promoting and/or maintaining libido, fertility, prostate growth, and muscle growth and strength. Mimicking testosterone’s action, this agent may increase lean body mass, thereby ameliorating muscle wasting in the hypermetabolic state of cancer cachexia.”

According to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), ostarine is prohibited at all times. The only products that contain it are illegal ones. Ostarine is not approved for human use or consumption in the United States or any other country. It is also not a permitted ingredient in dietary supplements. However, some manufacturers do add it illegally to their products.

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Currently writing out of Toronto, Canada, Saadeq first became a boxing fan while living in Doha, Qatar. Looking to become more involved in the sport, he began writing about boxing and has had work published in outlets such as Seconds Out and Boxing Social. He looks forward to continue covering boxing on Big Fight Weekend.

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