By Miguel Rivera
Middleweight contender Marco Antonio Rubio (58-6-1, 50KOs) says the third time is the charm to capture the WBC championship. Rubio failed to capture the belt in 2009, when he was stopped by Kelly Pavlik. He then got a second chance in 2012, when he lost a twelve round decision to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Now the WBC has ordered Rubio and Italian boxer Domenico Spada (38-4, 19KOs) to fight for the interim-title of their organization.
Rubio says that he plans to train at Robert Garcia's Oxnard Gym in California. He plns to work with Garcia and strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza.
"I will do my homework at Robert Garcia's Boxing Academy. With him I've made progress in my fighting style and he has a good team. My punch is on my side, and with a good strategy I hope that I can defeat the Italian by knockout or by points. Robert will discuss with us the best strategy to get a world title. And perhaps Alex Ariza will be responsible for our physical training. I want to succeed by knockout because there is no better way to win," Rubio Tags: Marco Antonio Rubio