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California won’t consider Ryan Garcia for Vergil Ortiz before New York rules

California won’t consider Ryan Garcia for Vergil Ortiz before New York rules

California State Athletic Commission Executive Director Andy Foster said in a prepared statement Saturday that Ryan Garcia must first sort out his relationship with the New York State Athletic Commission before a fight on August 3 against Vergil Ortiz Jr. could be considered.

Ortiz (21-0, 21 KO) is currently without an opponent on the Los Angeles card following this week’s injury withdrawal of former junior middleweight world champion Tim Tszyu.

And while Garcia and Ortiz have engaged in a discussion on social media about possible fights, Garcia faces a possible suspension, fine and no contest after submitting two positive tests for ostarine, a banned mood-enhancing substance. performance, after his April 20 victory against Devin Haney. in Brooklyn, New York.

The New York commission has not yet set a date to determine Garcia’s fate.

“The California State Athletic Commission is aware of multiple reports of a possible clash between Vergil Ortiz Jr. and Ryan Garcia on August 3 at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles,” Foster wrote.

“In the event that the New York State Athletic Commission takes disciplinary action against Mr. Garcia for the discovery of Ostarine from a contaminated supplement, the California State Athletic Commission will honor the discipline from the New York State Athletic Commission, including any license suspension.

“If Mr. Garcia resolves any disciplinary issues with New York, California will be happy to consider this proposed confrontation.”

Ortiz’s trainer Robert Garcia told BoxingScene on Friday that he is reviewing footage of WBC interim 154-pound champion Serhii Bohachuk as a likely Aug. 3 opponent.