By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says a fight between his brother WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia and WBO junior middleweight champion Miguel Cotto is a possibility. Robert says the promoters are interested in that fight following Mikey sending out a Tweet that he’d like to fight the 36-year-old Cotto. Robert didn’t mention the names of the promoters unfortunately.
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia is very interested in matching his brother former 3 division world champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) against former 2 division world champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) at welterweight.
By Allan Fox: Floyd Mayweather Jr. hurt the sport of boxing before retiring, says trainer Robert Garcia. He says that Mayweather hurt the sport in a way due to the lack of action in his fights, and the important ones that he never took. Garcia didn’t use any examples of what fights that Mayweather had that lacked action, but he might have been talking about his big pay-per-view bouts against Manny Pacquiao and Saul Canelo Alvarez.
By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will bring in close to 1 million pay-per-view buys on HBO, predicts trainer Robert Garcia for their May 6 fight on Cinco de Mayo at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Garcia sees the interest in the Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight being high enough in the boxing world for the fight to bring in huge numbers on pay-per-view.
By Scott Gilfoid: It’s painfully obvious that IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook is going to be a huge underdog on September 10 when he gets inside the ring with IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Brook is giving away weight, power and height to the bigger, stronger Golovkin.
Trainer Robert Garcia sees this fight lasting only as long as Golovkin wants it to. Garcia thinks the whole match-up is a big joke, because he rates Golovkin as the clear No.1 middleweight in the division going against someone that isn’t even the third best welterweight.
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says that his fighter former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) is busy working out and eating right getting ready for a fight against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (20-1-1, 12 KOs) for the tail end of April. The Chavez Jr. vs. Badou fight isn’t official at this time, but Garcia expects it to be.
Garcia wants Chavez Jr. to lose weight at Big Bear, California before finishing up the training in Riverside, California. Garcia figures that Chavez Jr. can take off a lot of weight in the next three to four weeks, and they would still have a month and a half to get ready for the Badou fight.
By Dan Ambrose: In something of a surprise, the Top Rank promoted former WBA lightweight champion Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios (33-3-1, 24 KOs) has split with trainer Robert Garcia after years of being trained by him. Garcia revealed the news today on his Instagram. It’s unclear what led up to the two of them parting ways.
Rios, 29, is in bad shape in terms of his career outlook after his recent embarrassing 9th round knockout loss to WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley last November in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rios briefly retired after his loss to Bradley. The retirement didn’t last long, as he came back last week and said he was going to be resuming his pro career.
By Tim Fletcher: Promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank has a four fighter list of guys that he’s considering for Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in February or March of 2016. Arum says he’ll make his choice for Pacquiao from one of this list of fighters: Terence Crawford, Amir Khan, Lucas Matthysse or Juan Manuel Marquez.
Khan is hoping that he’ll be the one that gets picked out by Arum, because he believes that he would be getting Pacquiao at the best time with him coming off of a loss to Floyd Mayweather and a bad shoulder injury.
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia thinks that #3 WBA, #3 WBC Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) would KO Amir Khan, Andre Berto and Shawn Porter if he could get a fight against any of those guys.
Garcia would like to see Maidana fight one or all of them if he could because he thinks they would be a good match-up for him. Maidana has more size and punching power than all three of them, and it definitely would be difficult for them to handle his power if Maidana came into the fights in top shape.
for my next fight, my official trainer will be Robert Garcia. para mi siguiente pelea. Es oficial que entrenare con Robert García.
— Julio Cesar Chavez (@jcchavezjr1) May 24, 2015
By Dan Ambrose: After having been trained briefly by Joe Goosen in a losing effort against Andrzej Fonfara last April, former WBC 160lb champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (48-2-1, 32 KOs) will be moving on with his career to be trained by the highly respected Robert Garcia for his next fight on July 18th against Marco Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) in Texas. It’s unclear if Chavez Jr. will be trained at Garcia’s gym in Oxnard, California, or if he’ll try and get Garcia to come over to Texas to train him.