Ryan Garcia Expelled By World Boxing Council Following Racist Online Rant

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Boxing star Ryan Garcia has been expelled by the World Boxing Council after he made racist comments against Black people and disparaged Muslims on social media.

On Thursday (July 4), World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman announced Garcia's expulsion from any activity with the organization.

"Exercising my authority as president of the WBC , I am hereby expelling Ryan Garcia from any activity with our organization," Sulaiman wrote in a post on X, formerly Twitter. "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 expulsion comes after Garcia was handed down a one-year suspension from the New York State Athletic Commission over a positive test for performance-enhancing drug ostarine.

In a now-deleted post on X, Garcia apologized for his racist rant.

"I was trolling I want all the killing to stop," Garcia wrote. "I love everyone sorry if I offended you."

Garcia's family shared a statement in the wake of the boxing star's expulsion, saying his recent behavior "do not align with his, or our family's, true character or beliefs."

"Our family unequivocally does not support any statements [Garcia] has made regarding race or religion -- these do not reflect who Ryan truly is and how he was raised," the family's statement read. "Those who know Ryan can attest to this fact. Ryan has been open about his ongoing struggle with mental health over the years and as a family we are committed to ensuring and encouraging that he receives the necessary help to navigate this very challenging time and address both his immediate and long-term well-being."

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