Gervonta Davis: "They are doing anything to take away the win from Ryan"

In a surprising turn of events in the boxing world, WBA lightweight champion Gervonta Davis has come to the defense of Ryan Garcia, who recently failed a drug test. This controversy emerged after Garcia's fight against Devin Haney, where he won by majority decision. The incident occurred on the same days as the weigh-in and the fight itself, leading to Ryan Garcia testing positive for Ostarine.

Gervonta Davis expressed his views distinctly by criticizing those who are quick to judge Garcia's actions. He stated, "They are doing anything to take away the win from Ryan.. if that’s case BAN EDDIE HEARN SILVER SPOON A**!" His statement not only questions the integrity of the response towards Garcia but also slams prominent boxing promoter Eddie Hearn for his approach towards such incidents. Hearn is known for his beliefs that in drug-related matters, individuals are "guilty until proven innocent."

Ryan Garcia had faced Devin Haney and secured a notable victory by knocking Haney down three times during their bout. However, it was clouded by Ryan missing weight by over three pounds and subsequently failing the drug test. This not only placed doubts on his victory but also led to the cancellation of his proposed high-profile fight against Jaron ‘Boots’ Ennis.

Eddie Hearn responded critically towards these doping allegations, similar to his past defense of Conor Benn in 2022 under analogous circumstances.