‘I’m Not Proud Of It At All’

Ah, it all makes sense now. (Maybe)

Ryan Garcia shocked the boxing world last night (Sat., April 20, 2024) when he defeated the previously unbeaten Devin Haney via a majority decision from inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York (watch highlights!).

While the fight between Garcia and Haney was unbelievably fun, the lead-up to the fight was what everyone was talking about, as Garcia seemed to be entirely out of his mind.

And now, after the fight, there are some answers: he was drinking … every day.

“I don’t give a f—k what people say about me. I walked through the fire, and still held it down and still beat f—king Devin Haney, and still drank every day and still beat him – I did everything,” Garcia told reporters during the post-fight press conference. “What happened? False reality, right? I drank every single night, went out on the first Monday and Tuesday, and drank, drank, drank. What happened? I won. I’m not necessarily proud of it, but I’m just saying. It was a statement to say you guys can’t really f—k with me. I can do whatever I want.”

Garcia did open up and say part of the reason he drank is because he’s going through a lot in his personal life.

“I was just having fun, man. Look, I’m going through a lot,” Garcia said. “I went through a divorce, and a lot of s—t is happening to me, you know, outside my life, and it lowkey kind of broke me. So, I did what I felt like I needed to do to feel okay. So, I drank every day and did whatever I wanted. I’m not proud of it at all. I just pray for my kids, and hopefully, they are okay. I hope I made them proud.”

If Garcia was indeed intoxicated every day during training camp, it makes sense why he seemed completely unhinged on social media.

Hopefully, the 25-year-old boxing superstar will find peace after proving everyone wrong on 420.

For complete Haney vs. Garcia results, coverage and highlights click HERE.

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