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Robert Garcia Discusses Ortiz Cutting Ties With Danny

By Michael Marley

World class trainer and former IBF junior lightweight champion Robert Garcia said Thursday that the firing of his brother, Danny, as trainer of Vicious Victor Ortiz, has no bearing on family relations.

When Ortiz decided to leave Robert's camp, brother Danny became his trainer and a family feud ensued in which Robert and Danny did not speak to each other.

But Robert said the division was healed before Ortiz even fought and got stopped by Joselito Lopez.

"My Dad (Eduardo) sat me and Danny down sometime ago," Robert said. "So there's problem there. I don't see a lot of family members because I'm in the gym for long hours six days a week and I travel so much."

Derspite old bitterness, Robert said it must be admitted that his sibling did good work in bringing Ortiz to a title winning victory over Andre Berto and into a big money bout against superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.

"Danny did a good job for Victor. We know the negatives things about Victor but Danny led him to a world title and to Mayweather so those are big accomplishments for any trainer. As far as getting fired, it can and has happened to me, it happens to Freddie Roach, it can happen to any trainer, it's part of the business," Robert said.

I tried to get Robert to say he would consider training VVO again under the "never say never" banner but Robert did not bite.

"Victor brings good fights, he brings excitment to the ring. He is bringing excitment to the fans and there are things any trainer can work on with him. Something like that, though...well, I know he's looking at some good (trainer) names...his team would have to talk about that, really."

Garcia, for the time being, has his hands full with stars such as Nonito Donaire Jr., Kelly Pavlik and others. His packed gym is based in hometown Oxnard, California.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Pacquiao'd on 07-20-2012

[QUOTE=kill the body;12353391]Fighting with your family is dumb,you only get one family cherish every moment.[/QUOTE] this. These two sound like two 13 yr old boys beefing over a Power Ranger toy

Comment by Muscles72 on 07-20-2012

[QUOTE=trainhard_187;12354694]Ortiz was always a quitter.. Surprisingly people are just starting to notice..[/QUOTE] I don't know man I agree he quit against maidana but this is completely different he could've have bled out unless any body else has had a broken…

Comment by kymira on 07-20-2012

"My Dad sat me and Danny down some time ago" ... "So there's problem there" Is that a typo, did he mean [B]NO [/B]problem there? So im assuming the brothers are at least on talking terms now. If so good…

Comment by trainhard_187 on 07-19-2012

Ortiz was always a quitter.. Surprisingly people are just starting to notice..

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=GRUSTLER;12354000]I'm thinking Ortiz fired him because he tried to make him fight with a broken jaw.[/QUOTE] Word got around that he was fired cause he didn't go see Ortiz at the hospital. Actually, they said nobody from the corner went…

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