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Robert Garcia Denies Chavez Jr. Talk, But Confirms Rubio

By Rick Reeno

Trainer Robert Garcia advised BoxingScene.com that there is no truth to the rumors that he will be training former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. On Tuesday, trainer Freddie Roach told BoxingScene that he believes Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs) will retain the services of Garcia, who trains a solid stable of fighters in Oxnard, California.

Chavez hired Roach a few years ago, and their training camps have been chaotic at times. The last camp, which directly contributed to Chavez's twelve round decision loss to Sergio Martinez in September, was one of the worst training experiences in Roach's career. Chavez skipped numerous training sessions and often ignored Roach's advice. Chavez has now been hunting for a new coach.

"I havent heard from anyone. I heard they were trying to hire Nacho [Beristain]. I said Nacho wouldn't put up with his bullsh*t. I honestly think that he'll end up in Oxnard, because Alex Ariza was up there kissing ass. Alex was down there with him, and Billy Keane. They are trying to get someone to train him, but they've had no luck so far. I would love to train him if he comes to the gym every day, but if it's going to be like last time - don't bother me," Roach told BoxingScene.com.

Garcia would love to train Chavez, but denies that any agreement was ever reached.

"I would love to train Chavez. Nobody has said anything to me. Alex Ariza has never even been in my gym and I don't even know Billy Keane. A lot of people keep asking me about it and I would love to train him, but nobody has said anything to me," Garcia told BoxingScene.com.

Garcia did confirm that he recently started working with middleweight contender Marco Antonio "Veneno" Rubio (56-6-1, 49KOs), who is currently training in Oxnard for his next fight on March 23rd against Derrick "Superman" Findley (20-8, 13KOs) for the WBC's International title. Ironically it was Chavez Jr. who handed Rubio his last defeat, in early 2012 by decision.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Joey_Torreo on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=raysan;13004896]Ariza never got to work with Mikey, things fell through, but even if they had, Mikey doesnt train at Garcia's gym in Oxnard he trains in Riverside.[/QUOTE] Yeah I've heard that before. Is there any reason as to why Mickey…

Comment by raysan on 02-07-2013

[QUOTE=patitou;13004424]according to this esnews ariza joined team mikey garcia, how come ariza has never been to robert garcia's gym??[/QUOTE] Ariza never got to work with Mikey, things fell through, but even if they had, Mikey doesnt train at Garcia's gym…

Comment by patitou on 02-06-2013

according to this esnews ariza joined team mikey garcia, how come ariza has never been to robert garcia's gym??

Comment by MEXGBP on 02-06-2013

rubio a good sparring partner for brandon rios.

Comment by ElBossHogg™ on 02-06-2013

man, get rubio zebra punk ass out of there.

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