Ryan Garcia expelled by WBC after racist, profanity-laced rant

Ryan Garcia’s boxing career has taken another huge jab.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman announced Thursday that the 25-year-old has been expelled by the organization after it appeared the boxer went on a rant in which he used the N-word and invoked the Ku Klux Klan.

“Exercising my authority as president of the WBC, I am hereby expelling Ryan Garcia from any activity with our organization,” Sulaiman wrote on X. “We reject any form of discrimination. I fear for Ryan well being as he has declined multiple attempts for our help with mental health and substance abuse.”

The announcement came shortly after Garcia purportedly used the N-word and said he was the “KKK” amid a racist conversation on X Spaces that included multiple voices and also discussed George Floyd, who was murdered by Minneapolis police in 2020.


Ryan Garcia has been expelled from the WBC.
Ryan Garcia has been expelled from the WBC. Getty Images

Garcia wrote on X before that suspension came out that he was “trolling,” though it was unclear if he was referring to the conversation on Spaces.

“Also I was trolling I want all the killing to stop Humanity needs to stop killing people I love everyone sorry if I offended you,” he wrote in one post.

“Yall gotta understand pain, deep pain by every race Bruh im hurting Love yall have a great day,” he added in another.

It’s been a tumultuous year for the controversial boxer who defeated WBC super lightweight champion Devin Haney at Barclays Center in April.


Devin Haney (gray trunks) punches Ryan Garcia (white trunks) during their WBC Super Lightweight title bout at Barclays Center on April 20, 2024 in New York City.
Devin Haney (gray trunks) punches Ryan Garcia (white trunks) during their WBC Super Lightweight title bout at Barclays Center on April 20, 2024 in New York City. Getty Images

That fight in June was changed to a no-contest after Garcia was suspended for one year by the New York State Athletic Commission for positive performance-enhancing drug tests that came to light after the bout.

He was also fined $10,000 by NYSAC.

On June 8, Garcia was also arrested for felony vandalism after the Waldorf Astoria in Beverly Hills, California alleged he caused $15,000 in property damage, according to multiple outlets.

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