Alex García (boxer)

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For the Mexican boxer born in 1979, see Alejandro García (boxer)
Alex García
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for  United States
World Amateur Championships
Silver 1986 Reno Super Heavyweight

Alex García (born December 2, 1961) is a former Mexican-American heavyweight boxer best known to be a contender in the 1990s. A San Fernando native, and former gang member, he served five years in San Quentin State Prison for stabbing a rival gang member. Upon his release, he found himself training at the Jet Center, where he took up boxing. He was mentored under William “Blinky” Rodriguez.

Amateur[edit]

Mexican-American García 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.[1]

Professional career[edit]

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

In 1992 he won the NABF 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 Mike Dixon who KOd him by catching García with a blow to his temple. However,soon after in a rematch fight at the "Brady Theater" in Tulsa, OK in May 1994, Alex García won a unanimous decision against Mike Dixon. García never was a serious contender again, drawing with James Warring and getting KOd by 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..

Professional boxing record[edit]

40 Wins (29 knockouts, 11 decisions), 6 Losses (4 knockouts, 2 decisions), 1 Draw [2]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 5-10 United States Wallace McDaniel KO 3 05/04/2005 Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee, United States Garcia knocked out at 1:47 of the third round.
Win 8-18-1 United States Ron "Stingray" McCarthy MD 8 07/12/1999 New York Yonkers, New York, United States
Win 2-35 United States George "of the Jungle" Harris TKO 1 07/08/1999 South Carolina Camden, South Carolina, United States
Win 5-14 Mexico Martin "Opeth" Lopez TKO 2 29/08/1997 Texas El Paso, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:05 of the second round.
Loss 18-0 United States Buster Mathis, Jr. UD 12 18/04/1995 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF USBA Heavyweight Title.
Win 14-7-1 United States "King" George Stephens TKO 3 18/11/1994 New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Win 10-2 United States Ed Donaldson UD 10 01/09/1994 New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States 96-95, 96-95, 98-94.
Win 15-14 United States Mike "The Duke" Dixon UD 10 24/05/1994 Oklahoma Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States 99-91, 97-92, 97-93.
Loss 26-3 United States Joe Hipp UD 12 01/03/1994 New Jersey Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. 110-118, 108-120, 109-119.
Win 13-10-3 United States George O'Mara PTS 10 20/01/1994 California Irvine, California, United States
Win 8-1 Jamaica Everton Davis PTS 10 18/12/1993 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9-9-1 United States Garing "Freight Train" Lane TKO 2 20/08/1993 Florida Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Referee stopped the bout at 2:07 of the second round.
Draw 14-2 United States James Warring SD 12 27/07/1993 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. 113-116, 114-114, 116-112.
Loss 12-8 United States Mike "Duke" Dixon TKO 2 08/06/1993 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States WBC Continental Americas/WBA Fedelatin Heavyweight Titles. Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the second round.
Win 21-2 United States Eric "The Whip" Curry TKO 12 20/04/1993 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:38 of the 12th round.
Win 16-1 United States West Turner TKO 1 27/03/1993 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States NABF Heavyweight Title.
Win 20-2 United States Mike "Mercury" Williams TKO 5 16/02/1993 Colorado Denver, Colorado, United States NABF Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:14 of the fifth round.
Win 9-4 United States Jerry "Slice Man" Jones UD 12 08/12/1992 Florida Tampa, Florida, United States NABF/WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Titles. 118-110, 118-110, 117-111.
Win 23-12-1 Puerto Rico Ossie Ocasio TKO 8 23/11/1992 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 8-3-1 United States Matthew Brooks TKO 2 27/10/1992 Texas Houston, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:31 of the second round.
Win 26-11-1 United States Mike "Giant" White TKO 2 22/09/1992 Texas El Paso, Texas, United States
Win 18-5-1 United States Arthur "Stormy" Weathers KO 2 10/08/1992 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 26-5-1 United States Mike Ronay Evans UD 10 02/07/1992 Nevada Reno, Nevada, United States 98-92, 97-93, 98-92.
Win 11-9-1 United States Mike Gans KO 2 27/05/1992 California San Diego, California, United States
Win 43-24-1 United States Bobby Crabtree KO 6 04/03/1992 California Bakersfield, California, United States
Win 18-1 United States Jerry "Volkswagen" Goff TKO 2 11/07/1991 Nevada Gardnerville, Nevada, United States
Win 23-9 United States Rocky Sekorski KO 1 23/05/1991 Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 22-12 Mexico Ladislao Mijangos TKO 3 22/03/1991 Nevada Lake Tahoe, Nevada, United States
Win 18-5-1 United States Bernard Benton TKO 2 09/10/1990 Arizona Phoenix, Arizona, United States Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the second round.
Win 11-1-1 United States Bill "Donut" Duncan TKO 1 07/05/1990 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 6-2 United States Dion Burgess TKO 4 27/03/1990 California Reseda, California, United States
Win 14-4-1 United States Andre "Big Daddy" McCall TKO 2 08/01/1990 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 7-7-4 United States Jim Ashard KO 4 13/11/1989 California Inglewood, California, United States
Win 25-8-1 United States Eddie Gonzales UD 10 24/10/1989 California Reseda, California, United States 99-91, 99-92, 98-92.
Win 14-14 United States Eddie "One Man Gang" Richardson KO 7 29/08/1989 California Reseda, California, United States
Loss 10-8 United States Dee Collier TKO 8 29/11/1988 California Reseda, California, United States
Win 4-3 United States Veti Katoa KO 1 29/07/1988 California Redondo Beach, California, United States
Win 0-4 United States Jack S. Jackson KO 2 23/06/1988 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 3-4 United States Rodney Stockton KO 2 27/05/1988 California Redondo Beach, California, United States
Win 9-7-1 United States Dennis Fikes KO 3 24/03/1988 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 0-3-1 United States Dave Slaughter KO 2 12/11/1987 California Los Angeles, California, United States Slaughter knocked out at 1:15 of the second round.
Win 12-13-1 United States Dwain Bonds UD 6 29/08/1987 California Los Angeles, California, United States 59-56, 58-56, 58-56.
Win 7-0 United States Andre "The Giant" Smith UD 5 09/07/1987 California Los Angeles, California, United States
Win -- United States William "Gladiator" Campudani KO 1 18/06/1987 California Los Angeles, California, United States Campudani knocked out at 0:28 of the first round.
Win 1-2 United States Tony Crawford KO 1 28/05/1987 California Los Angeles, California, United States Crawford knocked out at 1:57 of the first round.
Win 1-5-1 United States Richard Harrell UD 4 24/02/1987 California Reseda, California, United States 39-36, 39-36, 39-36.
Win 0-5 United States Cliff Melbourne KO 1 06/02/1987 California Reseda, California, United States Melbourne knocked out at 2:52 of the first round.

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Preceded by
Wesley Watson
United States Amateur Super Heavyweight Champion
1986
Succeeded by
Carlton Hollis