Roberto Garcia Bio
Age: 34 (03-26-80)
Residence: Weslaco, Texas
Birthplace: Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Alias: La Amenaza
Record: 34-3, 22 KOs
- Miller Lite Texas Light Middleweight Championship
- Texas State Welterweight Championship
- WBC CABOFE Championship
- IBA Continental Welterweight Championship
Garcia has lost just one fight in the last decade and that to legendary champion Antonio Margarito.
He was born in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico and moved to Houston, TX, at a very young age. It was in Houston that Garcia was first introduced to boxing. His father turned the garage into a gym where he trained Garcia's two older brothers, Rafael and George. Even though he was still too young to box, Garcia began imitating his brothers. He was nicknamed "La Amenaza" ("The Menace") as a young boy by his father, because he destroyed everything in his path.
Garcia grew up in one of Houston's most dangerous neighborhoods, where nothing ever came easy. At the age of 10 he was dealt a bad hand: in an instant he lost both his parents, Rafael and Antonia Garcia. The loss of his parents is something he doesn't like to talk about. Garcia moved with his two older brothers to Weslaco, TX, where they lived with their maternal grandparents. The next few years were the hardest for Garcia. Without his parents, he reportedly lost his sense of direction, rebelling against authority, and bouncing from home-to-home and then to relatives from his father's side -- his aunt Chavela and uncle Luis.
As an amateur, Garcia won three consecutive Rio Grande Valley Golden Gloves Championships, finishing his amateur career with a record of 23-3 (17 KOs). He then set his sights on the pro ranks. He left home to train in his birth-place of Reynosa, Mexico, with then-WBF Intercontinental Super Bantamweight Champion Nick Bentz.