Ryan Garcia will find out this week what the New York State Athletic Commission will decide on what they’ll do about his positive PED test from last April in his fight against Devin Haney.

New York Commission to Decide Fate

According to Lance Pugmire, the New York Commission will meet later this week to decide what penalty they’ll give to Ryan (25-1, 20 KOs), the popular star. Garcia believes his positive test was a result of him ingesting a contaminated supplement.

Ryan defeated the previously unbeaten Haney (31-1, 15 KOs) by a 12-round majority decision on April 20th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Many people were shocked to see how the underdog, Ryan, won and dominated a fight that could have easily ended in the seventh round.

Many believe they’ll slap the 25-year-old Ryan on the hand with a three-to-six-month suspension, which could keep him out of the ring until the end of the year. Considering this is his first offense, a one- to two-year ban doesn’t make sense.

Speculation on the Penalty

Ryan’s popularity makes him a poor candidate to be given a long suspension. It seems unfair, but the sport is on many levels, and it would be bad if he’s banned for a year or more, as the ravenous fans on social media are asking for.

If Ryan is suspended for a year, it could be hard for him to come back from this, especially if he puts on weight and can’t get back down to 140.

The New York Commission giving Ryan a long suspension could mean he’ll never return to the state for future fights. That’s not good for New York.

Some fans are bitter toward Ryan and unhappy with what he did to Haney, beating him and ending his chances of becoming a superstar.

It’ll be good if the case is decided so soon because a lot of boxing fans have been eager to see whether Ryan will be cleared, suspended, or banned for life.

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