Roberto García (Mexican boxer)
|Real name||Roberto García|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (181 cm)|
|Reach||74 in (189 cm)|
March 26, 1980|
Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
|Wins by KO||22|
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.
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.
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).
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
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.
Professional boxing record
|Win||Miguel Angel Munguia||KO||2(2:34)||2013-08-16||Casa de Amistad, Harlingen, Texas,USA|
|Win||Antwone Smith||UD||10(10)||2012-03-23||Convention Center, Pharr, Texas, USA|
|Win||Calvin Odom||UD||8(8).||2011-05-06||Quiet Cannon, Montebello, California, USA|
|Win||Jose Flores||UD||8(8)||2011-03-25||Commerce Casino, Commerce, California, USA|
|Loss||Antonio Margarito||UD||10(10)||2010-05-8||La Feria de San Marcos, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico||vacant WBC International Light Middleweight title|
|Win||Jose Medina||TKO||3(2:58)||2010-03-05||Casa de Amistad, Harlingen, Texas, United States|
|Win||Santiago Icabalceta||TKO||2(12)||2009-09-19||Geko Plaza Real Cariari, Desamparados, Costa Rica|
|Win||Wilmer Hernandez||RTD||7(:10)||2009-05-16||Gecko Tower, Mall Real Cariari, Costa Rica|
|Win||Humberto Aranda||TKO||10||2008-12-05||Gimnasio de la Villa Olímpica, Desamparados, Costa Rica|
|N/C||Freddy Hernandez||N/C||3||2007-11-30||Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville, Texas, United States||Vacant IBA Welterweight title|
|Win||Vance Garvey||UD||8(8)||2007-09-08||Edinburg Baseball Stadium, Edinburg, Texas, United States|
|Win||Carson Jones||UD||10(10)||2007-06-08||Livestock Showground, Mercedes, Texas, United States|
|Win||Mikel Williams||KO||3(2:04)||2006-12-09||Greg’s Ballroom, Mission, Texas, United States|
|Win||Homer Gibbins||TKO||3(2:04)||2006-09-30||Edinburg Baseball Stadium, Edinburg, Texas, United States|
|Win||Juan Carlos Rubio||UD||12(12)||2006-03-10||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States||Continental Americas IBA Intercontinental Welterweight title|
|Win||Enrico Lane||TKO||6(1:45)||2005-11-18||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Win||Jose Medina||TKO||3(2:59)||2005-08-25||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States||Interim WBC CABOFE Welterweight title|
|Win||Ramon Gomez||KO||1(1:53)||2005-02-26||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States||USA Texas State welterweight title|
|Win||Chance Leggett||TKO||5(0:10)||2004-12-17||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States||Miller Light Texas State Light Middleweight Title|
|Loss||Ian MacKillop||SD||8(8)||2004-04-24||Reliant Park, Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||Walter Herrera||TKO||1(1:56)||2004-02-19||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Win||Darien Ford||TKO||4(2:05)||2003-12-12||Rio Grande Valley Speedway, McAllen, Texas, United States|
|Loss||Calvin Odom||UD||8(8)||2003-04-29||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States|
|Win||Abel Hernandez||KO||2(1:55)||2003-01-30||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States|
|Win||Danny Reyes||KO||1(1:02)||2002-11-21||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States|
|Win||Damone Wright||UD||4(4)||2002-10-19||Reliant Park, Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||Edson Madrid||UD||6(6)||2002-07-12||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States|
|Win||Anthony Wilson||UD||6(6)||2002-04-19||Edinburg Baseball Stadium, Edinburg, Texas, United States|
|Win||Eloy Suarez||TKO||4(0:10)||2001-10-25||La Villa Real Convention Center, McAllen, Texas, United States|
|Win||Jesus Pena||KO||2||2001-04-27||Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico|
|Win||Ruben Garcia||UD||4(4)||2001-04-12||Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville, Texas, United States|
|Win||Armando Lopez||KO||2||2001-02-23||Diaz Ordaz, Baja California Sur, Mexico|