Boxing Star Ryan Garcia Arrested for Felony Vandalism at Beverly Hills Hotel

Ryan Garcia's Week of Personal and Legal Challenges.

by Nouman Rasool
Boxing Star Ryan Garcia Arrested for Felony Vandalism at Beverly Hills Hotel
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Boxing sensation Ryan Garcia was arrested at the lavish Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Beverly Hills on charges of felony vandalism. The 25-year-old boxer, described as lightning quick with his fists and shining with a career, now finds himself in a terrible place due to legal issues related to his personal affairs.

On the night of June 8, Beverly Hills Police received a report regarding an intoxicated person making a scene at the high-end hotel. Lieutenant Andrew Myers confirmed the chaotic scene, identifying Garcia as the culprit. According to hotel management, Garcia, a registered guest, had inflicted considerable damage to his room and the hallway, prompting immediate police intervention.

The incident was captured in a TMZ video, which shows the WBC interim lightweight champion from 2021 being escorted in handcuffs, his face obscured by a bicycle helmet. This arrest adds a dramatic chapter to Garcia's week, already marred by another disturbance at the same hotel, which had necessitated a welfare check initiated by his relatives.

Family Health Struggles

Amidst this turmoil, Garcia's attorney, Darin T. Chavez, shed light on the boxer's troubled period. He revealed that Garcia's mother is battling health issues, speculated by fans and confirmed by Garcia's own social media posts to be breast cancer.

Chavez appealed for privacy and understanding, emphasizing Garcia's ongoing mental health struggles and the current emotional toll on him. Garcia's legal and health woes coincide with a tumultuous phase in his career. Recently, he secured a controversial non-title victory over super lightweight champ Devin Haney.

But soon after the win, he also tested positive for a banned substance, which again puts his professional standing in jeopardy, with the possibility of being suspended by the New York State Athletic Commission, as per the reports from USA Today.

The Waldorf Astoria, one of the most luxurious and secure hotels, expressed their cooperation with authorities and confirmed that they care about the safety of their guests. As the hotel and its high-profile guest navigate this incident, the boxing world watches closely, awaiting the next steps for a fighter facing battles beyond the ring.

The support from his fans and the broader public remains crucial as Garcia addresses these formidable personal and professional challenges.

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