Roberto García (Mexican boxer)

Roberto García (Mexican boxer)

Not to be confused with Robert Garcia (American boxer).
Roberto García
Statistics
Real name Roberto García
Nickname(s) La Amenaza
Rated at Light Middleweight
Welterweight
Height 5 ft 11 in (181 cm)
Reach 74 in (189 cm)
Nationality Mexico Mexican
Born (1980-03-26) March 26, 1980 (age 34)
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 36
Wins 32
Wins by KO 22
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 1

Roberto García (born March 26, 1980, in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico) is a Mexican professional boxer. He is nicknamed "Amenaza".[1]

Early life

He moved to Houston, Texas, at a very young age, and it was in Houston that Garcia began to box. His father turned his home into a gym where he trained. Roberto began boxing at the age of 16. In his junior year in high school he was challenged by a local Boys and Girls Club Champion at school. "My very first sparring session ended really quick. It was over in the beginning round. Right when I punched him on the nose he quit, I'm it pretty sure it was broken," Garcia was quoted as saying. The local boxing coach spoke to him after the sparring session and convinced him to boxing.[2]

During the next 3 years Garcia won three consecutive Rio Grande Valley Golden Gloves Championships. He then set his sights on the pro ranks. He left home to train in Reynosa, Mexico. Garcia, after a few amateur bouts he knew he would want to turn pro.

Amateur career

On his first Tamamulipas Regional Championship Tournament Garcia won the first 2 bouts by knockout. In the finals he met last years champion, in what was considered as the fight of the Tamamulipas Regional Championship. Garcia won by close decision, ending his amateur career with a record of 23 wins and 3 loss (17 KOs).

Pro career

Garcia drew attention in boxing by winning 8 fights, 7 by KO in his first year as a pro. Signing a professional contract he began fighting on more exciting undercards, several televised by Telefutura and NBC. "Fighting on the cards of boxing stars makes me work harder," Garcia said, "because I want to be where they are. I want to be a World Champion!"

Suffering a loss in April, 2003 to Calvin Odem, Garcia parted ways with his trainer and found Nelson Fernandez, manager of former WBA Welterweight Champion Andrew Lewis.

Latin Fury 14

Main article: Garcia-Margarito

Roberto worked with Freddie Roach and Eric Brown in preparation for his fight on the Latin Fury card which will be highlighted by Garcia taking on three-time world welterweight champion Antonio Margarito from Aguascalientes, Mexico. On May 8, 2010 García lost a bout with America's Antonio Margarito at La Feria de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Mexico. Jorge Solis and Jose Benavidez were also featured on the card.[3]

Professional boxing record

Result Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win Mexico Miguel Angel Munguia KO 2(2:34) 2013-08-16 United States Casa de Amistad, Harlingen, Texas,USA
Win United States Antwone Smith UD 10(10) 2012-03-23 United States Convention Center, Pharr, Texas, USA
Win United States Calvin Odom UD 8(8). 2011-05-06 United States Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, USA
Win Mexico Jose Flores UD 8(8) 2011-03-25 United States Commerce Casino, Commerce, California, USA
Loss United States Antonio Margarito UD 10(10) 2010-05-8 Mexico La Feria de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico vacant WBC International Light Middleweight title
Win Puerto Rico Jose Medina TKO 3(2:58) 2010-03-05 United States Casa de Amistad, Harlingen, Texas, United States
Win Nicaragua Santiago Icabalceta TKO 2(12) 2009-09-19 Costa Rica Geko Plaza Real Cariari, Desamparados, Costa Rica
Win Nicaragua Wilmer Hernandez RTD 7(:10) 2009-05-16 Costa Rica Gecko Tower, Mall Real Cariari, Costa Rica
Win Costa Rica Humberto Aranda TKO 10 2008-12-05 Costa Rica Gimnasio de la Villa Olímpica, Desamparados, Costa Rica
N/C Mexico Freddy Hernandez N/C 3 2007-11-30 United States Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville, Texas, United States Vacant IBA Welterweight title
Win United States Vance Garvey UD 8(8) 2007-09-08 United States Edinburg Baseball Stadium, Edinburg, Texas, United States
Win United States Carson Jones UD 10(10) 2007-06-08 United States Livestock Showground, Mercedes, Texas, United States
Win United States Mikel Williams KO 3(2:04) 2006-12-09 United States Greg’s Ballroom, Mission, Texas, United States
Win United States Homer Gibbins TKO 3(2:04) 2006-09-30 United States Edinburg Baseball Stadium, Edinburg, Texas, United States
Win Mexico Juan Carlos Rubio UD 12(12) 2006-03-10 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States Continental Americas IBA Intercontinental Welterweight title
Win United States Enrico Lane TKO 6(1:45) 2005-11-18 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win Puerto Rico Jose Medina TKO 3(2:59) 2005-08-25 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States Interim WBC CABOFE Welterweight title
Win United States Ramon Gomez KO 1(1:53) 2005-02-26 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States USA Texas State welterweight title
Win United States Chance Leggett TKO 5(0:10) 2004-12-17 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States Miller Light Texas State Light Middleweight Title
Loss Canada Ian MacKillop SD 8(8) 2004-04-24 United States Reliant Park, Houston, Texas, United States
Win Mexico Walter Herrera TKO 1(1:56) 2004-02-19 United States Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win United States Darien Ford TKO 4(2:05) 2003-12-12 United States Rio Grande Valley Speedway, McAllen, Texas, United States
Loss United States Calvin Odom UD 8(8) 2003-04-29 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States
Win United States Abel Hernandez KO 2(1:55) 2003-01-30 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States
Win United States Danny Reyes KO 1(1:02) 2002-11-21 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States
Win United States Damone Wright UD 4(4) 2002-10-19 United States Reliant Park, Houston, Texas, United States
Win United States Edson Madrid UD 6(6) 2002-07-12 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States
Win United States Anthony Wilson UD 6(6) 2002-04-19 United States Edinburg Baseball Stadium, Edinburg, Texas, United States
Win Mexico Eloy Suarez TKO 4(0:10) 2001-10-25 United States La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States
Win Mexico Leonel Ramos TKO 2 2001-06-29 Mexico Mexico
Win Mexico Evaristo Rivera TKO 2 2001-06-01 Mexico Mexico
Win Mexico Jesus Pena KO 2 2001-04-27 Mexico Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Win Mexico Ruben Garcia UD 4(4) 2001-04-12 United States Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville, Texas, United States
Win Mexico Armando Lopez KO 2 2001-02-23 Mexico Diaz Ordaz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Win Mexico Norberto Flores KO 1 2001-01-26 Mexico Mexico

References

External links

  • BoxRec