Robert Garcia (American boxer) Bio, Age, Brother, Height And Net Worth.

Robert Garcia Biography

Robert Garcia born Roberto Garcia Cortez, is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2001, and held the IBF junior lightweight title from 1998 to 1999. He has since worked as a boxing trainer, and was voted Trainer of the Year by The Ring magazine in 2011, and by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 2012. He is the older brother of professional boxer Mikey Garcia, who is a world champion in four weight classes.

Robert Garcia Age

Roberto Garcia Cortez was born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, U.S. on 29th January, 1975. He is 44 years as of 2019.

Robert Garcia Brother|Robert Garcia Family

He is the elder brother to Mikey Garcia (Miguel Angel) also a boxer and Danny Garcia, who is a boxing trainer who currently trains one of the biggest fighters in the sport: Victor Ortiz. 

Garcia was born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, he grew up and still resides in Oxnard, California. He was trained by his father Eduardo Garcia at the La Colonia Youth Boxing Club.

Robert Garcia Son|Robert Garcia Wife

Robert Garcia Height

He has a height of 5 ft 7 12 in (171 cm)

Robert Garcia Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of at least $3.57 Millón dollars

Robert Garcia Career

Amateur career

He had an extensive amateur career, which included a fight with future Olympic gold medalist Oscar De La Hoya.

Professional career

Known as “Grandpa”, he won his pro debut against Tsutomu Hitono at the International Center in Fukuoka, Japan. He accumulated a record of 20–0, which included a win against future champion Derrick Gainer, before challenging for his first regional title.

NABF super featherweight champion

In 1995 he took down the previously unbeaten American Julian Wheeler to win his first belt, the NABF Super FeatherweightChampionship. He successfully defended his championship just three months later against Francisco Segura.

NABF featherweight champion

At the Miami Arena, Garcia moved down to Featherweight and beat Darryl Pinckney to win the NABF FeatherweightChampionship.

IBF super featherweight champion

On March 13, 1998 a then undefeated Garcia (29–0) captured the vacant IBF Super Featherweight Championship with a unanimous decision win over Harold Warren. In his first title defense he knocked out Cuban Ramon Ledon at the Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

His next fight was against two-time World Champion, Puerto Rico’s John John Molina. Garcia defeated Molina over twelve rounds; that fight card also featured Mike Tyson, Zab Judah, and Fres Oquendo. He lost the belt in an upset to rising undefeated phenom Diego Corrales. After a win over title contender Sandro Marcos he moved back up in the world rankings.

Robert Garcia Boxing Academy Riverside|Robert Garcia Academy

 He his own personal gym, Robert Garcia Boxing Academy which is a world-class boxing gym based in Riverside, California.

Address: 1451 Pacific Ave, Oxnard, CA 93033, USA

Robert Garcia And Danny Garcia

Robert Garcia And Danny Garcia And Mikey Garcia
Robert Garcia And Danny Garcia And Mikey Garcia

Robert Garcia Interview

Robert Garcia: Mikey knows he’s gonna beat Errol Spence

Garcia says his brother is extremely confident that he’ll beat Errol Spence, but that he doesn’t want him to get overconfident.

Robert Garcia on how his brother Mikey is coming along in training:

“Look, training’s going well. He’s already in the gym sparring. He spent five weeks in Nothern California with [Victor] Conte and he’s solid, he’s strong. I feel it, his speed is great, and he’s still doing everything that Conte told him to do.

“Actually they sent somebody, somebody’s here working with Mikey twice a week and taking vitamins, whatever Conte advises us to do. So even though Conte’s not here, he’s still doing everything that Conte is telling us to do. So we’re in great shape. Mikey’s already training, already sparring, and looking really good.”

On any concerns about Spence likely outweighing Garcia in the ring by a considerable margin:

“Look, last week mikey started sparring. Just four rounds but one of my guys that I actually have sparring with Jose Ramirez — John Bauza. He’s a good lefty that Top Rank just signed. You know, I’m managing him and I brought him in to spar with Jose but I put him in with Mikey, just to start getting his rhythm. Today we get a guy in that’s a welterweight and next week we start with Alexis Rocha who is a solid welterweight, so we’re gonna have three guys already.

“And then the following two weeks to close up camp we’re gonna have Esquiva Falcao who’s a 160-pounder who I think is probably gonna be the best sparring Mikey could have. You know, we’re gonna need to feel that power, that weight, that fighter in front of you that’s not gonna move back when you land and keep coming. So that’s what we need for Mikey and that’s gonna be Esquiva Falcao.”

On what impressions he’s been getting from Mikey about his feelings on the fight:

“Look, sometimes I don’t want him to be too sure and too comfortable, you know? He’s training hard and everything but he’s so confident that he’s gonna beat Spence. You know, we know the fight’s tough — me and my dad know the fight’s tough — and it just won’t be easy but Mikey’s so confident and so sure that he’s gonna have no problems beating Spence. But that’s one thing that I don’t want him to just so comfortable where he doesn’t do things right. We’re still pushing him to do everything right, we’re still pushing him to do the running in the morning, to work those two days a week with Conte’s guy, and obviously to do the sparring that we need him to do.

“We’re gonna push him to do that because he needs to be in great shape to be ready to challenge somebody like Spence. You know, that’s the only thing: I don’t want him to feel too confident or think it’s gonna be an easy fight, because it definitely won’t.”

On what makes Mikey so confident:

“Well he’s confident ‘cause he knows inside he’s gonna win. He knows he’s gonna win. Just like every other fight that he’s fought — he goes in there very confident. That’s good to be, it’s good to have that mentality, but against somebody like Spence — Mikey has to know it’s a dangerous fight. So ‘I gotta be careful, I gotta fight smart.’ Even though he already does, but in other fights he goes in there more sure that he’s gonna have no problems. In this fight he’s gotta know he’s gonna have problems, so I don’t want to go in there thinking like that.”

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