Alex Garcia (boxer)


Alex Garcia (boxer)

Alex Garcia (born 1961 December 2 ) is a former US-American heavyweight boxer best known to be a contender in the 1990s.

Amateur

Mexican-American Garcia was an amateur star in the super heavyweight division, he won the National Championships in 1986.In Reno at the 1986 World Amateur Boxing Championships he lost in the final to Teofilo Stevenson. [http://amateur-boxing.strefa.pl/Championships/WorldChamps1986.html]

Professional career

He started his pro career in California in 1987 and, apart from a cut stoppage loss against clubfighter Dee Collier, dominated his opposition on his way to contention. Notable opponents at beaten by Garcia at this stage of his career included Eddie Gonzalez, Rocky Sekorski, and Jerry Goff.

In 1992 he won the NSABF title against Jerry Jones. After three successful defenses, and with a fight against Riddick Bowe in the advanced planning stage, he took a warm-up fight against clubfighter Mike Dixon who sensationally KOd him, exposing his fragile chin. Garcia never was a serious contender again, drawing with James Warring and getting KOd by another unsung clubfighter, Garing Lane.

In 1994 he lost his NABF title on points to fringe contender Joe Hipp, in 1995 he lost on points to Buster Mathis Jr..

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