Oscar De La Hoya speaks on Ryan Garcia racist comments

Golden Boy Promotions chairman Oscar De La Hoya condemned the racist comments made by his suspended fighter Ryan Garcia.

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De La Hoya condemns Garcia on his racist comments

Garcia, 25, repeatedly used racial slurs on his Twitter Space and made homophobic, anti-Semitic, and anti-Muslim statements.

The World Boxing Council (WBC) quickly expelled the American boxer from its organization, saying that it “rejects any form of discrimination.”

The former world champion took to social media to issue a statement on Garcia’s comments.


“There is no room for hate or intolerance at my company. Period. I condemn Ryan’s words in the strongest terms possible,” De La Hoya said.

“I see that he has apologized, and that is a start — but it is only a start to earn back the trust and respect of those of us who have and continue to support him.

“We hope Ryan will use the the time he has away from the sport to work through the issues he has publicly discussed. We stand ready to help in whatever we can.”

Garcia is heading to rehab

De La Hoya expanded his statement on X, saying he has already reached out to Garcia, who is heading into rehab.

Although no one is condoning the racist comments, De La Hoya believes that Garcia is not racist at all.


“We don’t condone any racism. It’s just wrong,” De La Hoya told video reporters Friday

“I heard Ryan’s going to rehab. It’s a step in the right direction.”

“I know Ryan. He is not a racist guy. He is not that… I don’t know if it’s his drinking or him doing mushrooms or drugs.”