Maidana will need four to five months to lose weight before he fights next, says Robert Garcia

maidana6By Dan Ambrose: It’s going to take former two division world champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) a while before he’s ready to fight again, says his trainer Robert Garcia. With all the weight that Maidana has put on since his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their rematch in September of 2014, Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia estimates that it’s going to take between 4 to 5 months for him to take it off during training camp before he’s ready to fight again.

If Maidana does fight near the end of the year, he would probably need to train at least until October or November to take off all the weight that he’s put on. In recent video of Maidana with Adrien Broner, Maidana looks to be in the neighborhood of 200 pounds, possibly a little heaver.

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Robert Garcia very impressed with Mayweather’s sparring – he looks fast and strong!

By Chris Williams: Robert Garcia, the trainer for Marcos Maidana and a number of well-known fighters, was very impressed with video he saw of Floyd Mayweather Jr’s recent sparring for his fight against Manny Pacquiao. Garcia saw video of Mayweather manhandling one of his highly skilled sparring partners.

What struck Garcia about Mayweather’s sparring was the power, counter-punching and the aggressiveness that he was showing during the session. Mayweather was showing more power than what Garcia is used to seeing, and he was impressed with the aggressiveness that he showed during the sparring.

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Pacquiao’s only chance of beating Mayweather is to fight him like Maidana did, says Robert Garcia

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Chris Williams: Robert Garcia, the trainer for Marcos Maidana, thinks Manny Pacquiao’s only chance of defeating unbeaten WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2nd is for the Filipino fighter to jump on Mayweather and try to smother him his punches like Maidana did in his first fight against Mayweather in May of 2014.

Maidana used his huge 165 pound frame to push Mayweather up against the ropes, and keep him there while he rained shots at him from every angle.

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Robert Garcia: Rubio will beat Golovkin because of his Mexican blood running through his veins

golovkinBy Dan Ambrose: Marco Antonio Rubio’s trainer Robert Garcia has it all figured out why he feels his fighter will be able to conquer the odds this month and defeat WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (30-0, 27 KOs) on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

According to Garcia, Rubio (59-6-1, 51 KOs) will beat Golovkin because of the Mexican blood in his veins, as well as because of his training. Garcia says Golovkin has the “Mexican Style,” but Rubio has the Mexican blood and that he feels will be the telling factor in Rubio beating the odds to defeat Golovkin in their fight on HBO on 10/18.

“He’s [Rubio] training hard, he’s motivated, and he’s got Mexican blood running through his veins, not just ‘Mexican style,’” Garcia said to “He’s got Mexican blood and that makes a big difference.”

Golovkin is a pretty talented fighter and it’s hard to see him losing to Rubio, who isn’t considered to be the top fighter in the division. Golovkin rates Rubio over the likes of Sam Soliman, Daniel Jacobs, Peter Quillin and Miguel Cotto, but not too many other people do.

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Robert Garcia thinks Mayweather and Pacquiao’s verbal sparring could lead to big fight

pac738By Chris Williams: Trainer Robert Garcia believes that the recent twitter sparring that has been going on back and forth between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao could be the beginning of them working on a fight together for next year.

Mayweather’s hiring of former Pacquiao strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza is further evidence in Garcia’s mind that Mayweather will be looking to face the 35-year-old Pacquiao in 2015.

Garcia thinks it would be a good time for Mayweather to fight Pacquiao right now in the final 3 fights of his career to guarantee himself big money in all three fights. Garcia thinks it’s possible for Mayweather and Pacquiao to get a trilogy out of it with Mayweather making $50 million per fight.

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Robert Garcia: Ariza won’t be with Rios, Mikey Garcia or Maidana any longer

ariza5634By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says that he’ll no longer be using strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza for any of his fighters at his gym at Oxnard, California.

Robert isn’t saying why he’s cut ties with Ariza other than saying that they had some differences. This will effect Robert’s fighters Mikey Garcia, Marcos Maidana and Brandon Rios, all of which Ariza helped with their conditioning for their recent fights.

Brandon Rios has a fight coming up on August 2nd against Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Rios is going to need someone good to help make weight for this fight at welterweight, because he barely made weight for his fight against Manny Pacquiao last year in November despite the fact that he was moving up in weight from the light welterweight division.

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Trainer Robert Garcia turns Maidana into a winner and a complete fighter

maidana76By Allen Hmiel: Trainer Robert Garcia obviously has done a remarkable job in re-creating Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) into a complete fighter and boxer. In the past, Maidana used to be a one dimensional slow wild punching fighter relying on a knock out to win his big fights.

Now after watching Maidana dismantle and embarrass the arrogant once undefeated WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-1, 22 KO’s) in giving him a sound beating at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, we witnessed a boxing transformation of epic proportion with Maidana.

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Angel Garcia bashes Robert Garcia’s training methods

garcia5By Meyer Lynk: Angel Garcia, aka “Mr. I would never lie to you,” aka, The Truth, aka Danny Garcia’s (26-0) father and trainer is well known for being out spoken and never holding back on saying whatever is on his mind. No matter who it offends, fighters, trainers, or fans, if Angel feels like its the truth, then hes going to say it.

We have seen him verbally assault, Kendall Holt, Amir Khan, and his most recent verbal assault that lead to a brawl, Zab Judah – just to name a few. This time he has a few things to say about the 2012 trainer of a year and former IBF champion from Oxnard, California, Robert Garcia.

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Robert Garcia: I think Mikey would beat Gamboa

garcia0By Dan Ambrose: Robert Garcia, the trainer for newly crowned WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s), told RingTV he’s hoping that Yuriorkis Gamboa (22-0, 16 KO’s) will agree to accept the challenge made by Mikey to either come down to featherweight and fight him or fight him at a catch in 2013. Robert Garcia believes Mikey can beat Gamboa.

Whether Gamboa accepts the offer made by Mikey is unknown at this point but it likely will be determined by what happens with Gamboa’s negotiations for a fight with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley.

If Gamboa can get that fight then he won’t need the smaller payday fighters like Mikey. Even though is technically a world champion now, he’s a champion in a division that’s not a real big draw in boxing in the United States. Gamboa is doing the smart thing in trying to move up in weight to get the bigger money fights at welterweight.

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Chavez Jr. to possibly be trained by Robert Garcia; Beristain turns down offer

chavez4By Dan Ambrose: Legendary trainer Nacho Beristain has reportedly turned down an offer to train former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. due to the offer being what he considers a poor one.

Beristain doesn’t say what the offer was but it was low enough for him to be upset about it. Chavez Jr. could be heading towards Oxnard, California to be trained by Robert Garcia. According to the Koncrete Jungle, Chavez Jr. and Garcia are close to making a deal.

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