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Ryan Garcia Claims He ‘Will Quit Boxing’ If Recent Allegations of PED Use Are True: ‘I Would Never Cheat’

Ryan Garcia is sticking to the pretense that he didn’t knowingly cheat ahead of his fight with Devin Haney in April, despite what a failed drug test might insinuate.

The circumstances surrounding the fight were already controversial due to Garcia losing weight prior to the event, but they became quite spectacular as Garcia brutally defeated Haney en route to a decision victory.

Ryan Garcia knocks Devin Haney down three times and scores majority decision - Haney vs. Highlights  GarcíaRyan Garcia knocks Devin Haney down three times and scores majority decision - Haney vs. Highlights  García

Less than a month after the fight, it was reported that Garcia had failed not one but two drug tests for a banned performance-enhancing substance called Ostarine. However, according to Ryan Garcia, he has never used steroids and has passionately denied the allegations.

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Garcia spoke on Instagram Live with fellow boxer and social media celebrity Jake Paul about these allegations and continued to maintain his innocence.

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“Ryan, if you did it, that really sucks,” said Paul (H/T MMA Fighting). “I’m going to be mad at you as a friend, that sucks.”

“If I did it, which I know damn well I didn’t, I would quit boxing,” Garcia replied. “I did not do it. Thats crazy. God is always watching me. I’m not going to do anything to cheat people. I could have hurt him. I could have killed him. Why the hell would I do that? It’s so stupid, I’m not going to do it. Terrified, I would never cheat.”

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The fight was of epic proportions for Ryan Garcia, who got the opportunity to capture his first-ever world title against Haney. However, this opportunity would be denied due to his weight loss on the scale. Now even the victory itself is in doubt, as the use of PEDs would obviously negate this impressive victory.

What do you think of these recent events in the boxing world?