By Edward Chaykovsky
Nearly two decades ago, Robert Garcia and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were both champions in the same division. Fast forward to the present, Garcia has been retired for over a decade and Mayweather is still a world champion.
This coming September 13th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Garcia will get his second chance to snatch away Mayweather's undefeated record. Garcia, who's been a top trainer for several years, will train Marcos Maidana for his second go at Mayweather.
Garcia worked Maidana's corner the first time around in May, with the undefeated WBC/WBA welterweight champion coming out on top with a twelve round majority decision.
During their five city press tour, Mayweather and Garcia exchanged heated words several times. During a recent interview, Mayweather said the event could be the first time where he "kicks the fighter's ass" and then "kick the trainer's ass."
Garcia says no pay-per-view event is needed, they can handle things Southern California style by meeting in the parking lot.
Sixteen years ago, Mayweather and I were both world champions. He mentioned that he wouldve liked to fight me, but we dont need to do it on pay-per-view. We can take a walk out back and well handle business. I am from Southern California and we know how to handle our business," Garcia said.
I give Mayweather props for having beautiful women with him. Too bad when they are no longer on payroll they are going to walk away."Tags: Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Robert Garcia