This article will answer every question you have about Robert Garcia. Below are some of the frequently asked questions about him.

  1. What does Robert do for a living?
  2. Who are Robert’s parents and siblings?
  3. What are Robert’s interests and hobbies?
  4. Is Robert married or does he have a girlfriend/ boyfriend?
  5. Does Robert have any children?
  6. Where is Robert now?
  7. How tall is Robert?
  8. How much money does Robert earn?
  9. What is Robert’s net worth?

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 Who is Robert Garcia?

Roberto Garcia Cortez is a famous American former professional boxer who competed from 1992 to 2001. He held the IBF junior lightweight title from 1998 to 1999. Garcia has since served 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. Garcia is the older brother of Professional boxer Mikey Garcia, who is a world champion in 4 weight classes.

Robert Garcia Career

Amateur career

He had an extensive amateur career, which consisted of a bout with future Olympic gold medalist Oscar DeLa Hoya.

Professional career

Referred to as ”Grandpa”, he won his pro debut against Tsutomu Hitono at the International Center in Fukuoka, Japan. Garcia recorded a record of 20-0, which consisted of a win against future champion Derrick Gainer, prior to challenging for his first regional title.

NABF super featherweight champion

Garcia took down the previously undefeated American Julian Wheeler to earn his first belt, the NABF Super Featherweight Championship in 1995. He then successfully defended his championship only 3 months later over Francisco Segura.

NABF featherweight champion

He later moved down to Featherweight and defeated Darryl Pinckney to earn the NABF Featherweight Championship at the Miami Arena.

IBF super featherweight champion

Then unbeaten Garcia (29-0) captured the vacant IBF Super Featherweight Championship with a unanimous decision win against Harold Warren on March 13, 1998. In his first title defense, Garcia knocked out Cuban Ramon Ledon at the Trump Taj Mahal, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. His following bout was against two-time World Champion, Puerto Rico’s John John Molina. He beat Molina over 12 rounds, with the bout card also featuring Zab Judah, Fres Oquendo, and Mike Tyson. Garcia lost the belt in an upset to rising undefeated phenom Diego Corrales. Following the victory against title contender Sandro Marcos, Garcia moved back up in the world rankings.

WBA super featherweight title challenge and retirement

Garcia received a shot at the unbeaten WBA Super Featherweight champion Joel Casamayor in January 2001. Casamayor won the bout and Garcia retired briefly following beating veteran John Trigg by knockout.

A photo of Robert Garcia
A photo of Robert Garcia

How old is Robert Garcia?

Roberto Garcia Cortez was born in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, U.S., and is aged 48 as of 2023. He shares his birthdate with celebrities including Madison Bailey, Oprah Winfrey, Joel Conder, David Spencer, Tom Selleck, Adam Lambert, Ayane Sakura, and many more.

Robert Garcia Family

Who are Robert Garcia’s parents?

Roberto Garcia Cortez was born to Eduardo Garcia and Virginia Garcia, in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California. His father trained him at the La Colonia Youth Boxing Club. Both of his parents are of Mexican descent and were illegal immigrants until the 1980s.

Does Robert Garcia have siblings?

Garcia was born as the oldest child to his parents and has two siblings, brothers Mikey Garcia and Danny Garcia. Mikey is a professional boxer who is the world champion in four weight classes.

Robert Garcia Education

Garcia was brought up in Oxnard, California, where he attended school, where he learned to speak English.

Robert Garcia Spouse

Garcia has not shared his personal dating and marital life with the media. He is currently not linked to any relationships and is known to be single and not married.

Robert Garcia Children

Garcia has not been linked to any relationship and does not have any children of his own yet.

Robert Garcia Height

Garcia has a well-built, muscular, and athletic body adding up to a height of 5 ft 8 in (1.71 m) and an undisclosed weight.

Training career

He formally served as a trainer at La Colonia Gym in Oxnard, California. Notable fighters who have trained under him include Tony Ferguson and Nonito Donaire. He has also trained Antonio Margarito, Kelly Pavlik, Victor Ortiz, Joan Guzman, and Brian Viloria. Most recently, Garcia opened his own boxing gym named Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, California.

Robert Garcia Net Worth

American former professional boxer Garcia known as Grandpa competed from 1992 to 2001. He is currently a trainer and has a net worth of around $5 million as of 2023.

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