|Real name||Ceferino Garcia|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Born||August 26, 1906
|Died||January 1, 1981
San Diego, California
|Wins by KO||67|
Ceferino Garcia (August 26, 1906 — January 1, 1981) was a champion boxer born in Naval, Biliran, Philippines. His number of victories are the most ever achieved by a Filipino boxer. He's also the only boxer from the Philippines ever to become world champion at middleweight. He was managed, during the final years of his career by George Parnassus. Ceferino Garcia is commonly referred to as the inventor of the bolo punch. Though a Filipino boxer named Macario Flores was reported to be using the punch in 1924.
Ceferino Garcia was the son of Fortunato and Pascuala Garcia and was the oldest of six children. He never completed first grade and became quite indulged in gambling. At 17, he was feared by many that nobody would take him in a street fight. He was also a skilled blacksmith.
While working at a bakery in Cebu City, Garcia met a boxing promoter. This was where his career as boxer started.
On September 23, 1937, Garcia first had a shot for a world title in the welterweight division. However, Barney Ross bested him by unanimous decision.
On October 2, 1939, Garcia fought for the world Middleweight title in the United States and won it. He defended that title three times until he lost to Ken Overlin on points.
|NYSAC World Middleweight Champion
Oct 2, 1939– May 23, 1940
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