Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Roberto Garcia is Dropping Down To Welterweight

Texas-based slugger Roberto "La Amenaza" Garcia (34-3, 22 KOs), fresh off an exciting and impressive ESPN-televised victory over Mexico's Norberto "Demonio" Gonzalez on February 7, says he's dropping down to his natural weight of 147 lbs to begin campaigning as a welterweight.

33-year-old Garcia, who came into the fight against Gonzalez as a late substitute opponent, revived his career with his controlled, pressuring performance. He has now set his sights on obtaining a title shot against one of the current champions including IBF Champion Shawn Porter and especially interim WBA World Champion Keith Thurman.

Since losing a decision to multiple world champion Antonio Margarito in 2010, Garcia has come up with six solid victories including decisions over solid contenders Antwone Smith and Gonzalez. In his 13-year career, Garcia has headlined several televised cards and won the Miller Lite Texas Light Middleweight Championship, the Texas State Welterweight Championship, the WBC CABOFE Championship and the IBA Continental Welterweight Championship.

However, the Reynosa, Mexico, native hasn't been able to make the jump to world-championship status. Garcia blames himself. "I've had problems outside of the ring that affected my performances," he admitted. "I used to get out of shape between fights and didn't stay together mentally, but my mind is in the right place now. That's the most important thing for a fighter. My mind and my personal life have never been better and I'm ready to make a serious run at a world title."

His promoter, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing, says he's working hard to get Garcia into position for a title shot.

"Roberto works as a personal trainer now and so he doesn't get out of shape between fights," said Margules. "He came into the Gonzalez fight in tremendous shape and took care of business against a very determined opponent. Even on just two weeks' notice, he showed the determination, dedication and patience it takes to take that final step up the ladder. We are currently working hard to put him in the fights that will finally make him world champion."

Tags: Roberto Garcia image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxing maniac on 03-01-2014

Hopefully the bout is televised i would like to see them fireworks !

Comment by Boxing lives on 03-01-2014

[QUOTE=boxing maniac;14280951]I heard garcia is fighting randall Baile next[/QUOTE] bailey is a big puncher but garcia should be able to outhustle him easily if his defense is sharp

Comment by boxing maniac on 03-01-2014

I heard garcia is fighting randall Baile next

Comment by Boxing lives on 02-25-2014

[QUOTE=AlexaAriza;14269112]Is this the same Roberto Garcia who got dropped and outboxed and toy'd with for 12 rounds by Margarito?[/QUOTE] Toyed with? He had Margarito backing up! When does Margarito ever back up!? This kid has legit power and if he…

Comment by boxing maniac on 02-25-2014

I agree that would be an exciting fight ....will Al Haymon take a chance on fighting a puncher like Garcia ? When Margarito didnt even wanna trade with him ?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (13)
Top Headlines Atlas: Pacquiao Beat a Heavy Bag; Diminished Matthysse Quit! Pacquiao: Matthysse Was Hurt From The Punches, Looked Scared Pacquiao Says Buboy Warned Him To Avoid 'Marquez' Mistakes Jose Pedraza Expects a Very Tough Outing With Ray Beltran Manny Pacquiao: Do I Look Old? I'm Back! Lucas Matthysse is Not Sure About The Future of His Career Usyk: I Have No Fear of Fighting Murat Gassiev in Russia Jeff Horn Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For a Rematch Pacquiao: From Round 1, I Knew He Couldn't Handle My Power! Brandon Cook: Brook Fight is Off, Brook Has Ankle Injury Pacquiao Gives High Praise To Buboy as New Head Trainer RBF Exec: We Secured QF/SF Fights For The WBSS Season 2 Pacquiao: Like I Said - I'm Not Gone From Boxing, I'm Still Here! Photos: Pacquiao Crushes Matthysse For First KO Win Since 09 Photos: Regis Prograis Breaks Down Velasco For TKO, WBSS Slot Photos: Teofimo Lopez Beats Down, Stops William Silva Rocky Fielding: I'd Love An ECHO Arena Defense of WBA Title Philippines Prez Wants Pacquiao To Retire on Back of Big Win Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao: It Was a Long Time Ago Since I've Done That! Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao Knocks Matthysse Out in Seventh For WBA Belt Pacquiao vs. Matthysse - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jhack Tepora Drops, Stops Edivaldo Ortega in Ninth Round Canizales KOs Bin in 12th Round, Retains Light Flyweight Title Mthalane Gets Off The Floor To Edge Waseem For IBF Title Regis Prograis Stops Juan Jose Velasco, Secures WBSS Spot Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Drops Silva Three Times, Knocks Him Out In Sixth Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse: Stats & Stakes Velasco: Pressure's On Prograis; I'll Prove the Experts Wrong Rocky Fielding Blasts Out Tyron Zeuge in Five, Wins WBA Title Prograis-Velasco Undercard Results From New Orleans Zach Parker Gets Points Triumph In Germany, Moves To 16-0 Pacquiao's Last 6 Fights vs. Previous 10 - CompuBox Review RBF Exec Slams Usyk's Manager Over WBSS Event Comments Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - CompuBox Historical Review Lucas Matthysse's Last 8 Fights - CompuBox Historical Review Frank Warren Breaks Down Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse Teofimo Lopez: Silva Knows What's Coming, I'll Look Good
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement