Miguel Ángel García (boxer)
|Miguel Ángel García|
García at the event supporting brain health study at the United States Capitol in February 2014
|Real name||Miguel Ángel García Cortez|
|Height||5 ft 7 in (172 cm)|
|Reach||70 in (178 cm)|
December 15, 1987 |
|Wins by KO||28|
Miguel Ángel García Cortez (born December 15, 1987 in Ventura, California) is an undefeated Mexican American professional boxer in the Super Featherweight division. García is the former Ring Magazine, WBO Featherweight and current WBO Super Featherweight Champion.
His father Eduardo García was an amateur boxer and Trainer of world champion boxer Fernando Vargas at La Colonia Youth Boxing Club. His older brother Roberto García was a professional boxer and a former IBF Super Featherweight Champion who lost his belt to the late Diego Corrales. His oldest brother, Daniel, was also a boxer and is the former trainer of boxer Victor Ortíz.
Miguel started his amateur career at the age of fourteen and has a win over the current Ring Magazine, WBC and WBA (Super) Light Welterweight Champion, Danny García. He went on to win gold medals at the 2004 National Junior Golden Gloves Championships and the 2005 National Police Athletic League Championships.
García is known as a patient fighter with good punching power, a natural right-hander who likes to switch to southpaw during some of his fights. He turned pro in 2006 and signed with Bob Arum's Top Rank.
In April 2010, Miguel Ángel beat the veteran Tomas Villa by T.K.O. in the first round, to win the USBA Featherweight Championship. He then beat Matt Remillard to win the WBO NABO Featherweight Championship. This would not only be the last boxing bout but also the last event Nick Charles would broadcast, Charles would die a few days later from cancer.
In his next fight HBO asked García to turn down a world title shot against Billy Dib to fight on the undercard of Julio César Chávez, Jr. vs. Sebastian Zbik. After his win over Rafaël Guzmán, García sent his well wishes to Genaro Hernández who was struggling with cancer, Hernández would die a few days later. Months later he beat Juan Carlos Martinez in under four rounds at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
García vs. Salido
Garcia's first major step up in competition came on January 19, 2013 against WBO Featherweight champion and Ring No. 1 ranked Featherweight, Orlando Salido. Garcia dominated the bout from the very beginning, keeping Salido at range with the jab. Garcia knocked Salido down four times early on in the fight, building up a large lead on the scorecards. During the 8th round, Salido accidentally clashed heads with Garcia, causing Garcia's nose to break. The fight was stopped between rounds, with the decision going to the scorecards. Garcia won a wide unanimous decision, to win his first world title.
Garcia vs Lopez
Garcia was scheduled to make his first title defense against Juan Manuel Lopez in Dallas on June 15, 2013. Garcia failed to make 126 lb weight limit coming in two pounds overweight. He was stripped of the title. The fight went ahead after Garcia paid Lopez a penalty of $150,000 for missing weight. Garcia won the fight with a fourth round knockout.
Garcia vs. Martinez
Garcia challenged Puerto Rican WBO Super featherweight champion Rocky Martinez for Martinez's title on November 9, 2013 in his first fight since failing to make weight and having to relinquish his featherweight title. Garcia went down in the second round from a Martinez counter right hand. Garcia, however, recovered and dominated the rest of the fight before knocking out Martinez with a left hook to the body in the eighth round. The victory meant Garcia is the 130 lbs WBO champion.
Garcia vs. Gamboa
|34 Wins (28 knockouts), 0 Losses, 0 Draw|
|N/A||N/A||Yuriorkis Gamboa||N/A||- (12)||2014-05-17||The Forum, Inglewood, California USA||For interim WBA Lightweight title.|
|Win||34–0||Juan Carlos Burgos||UD||12||2014-01-25||Madison Square Garden, New York, New York||Retained WBO Super featherweight title.|
|Win||33–0||Roman Martinez||KO||8 (12), 0:56||2013-11-09||American Bank Center Corpus Christi, Texas||Won WBO Super featherweight title.|
|Win||32–0||Juan Manuel Lopez||TKO||4 (12)||2013-06-15||American Airlines Center in Texas, United States||Retained the Ring Magazine Featherweight Title.
Garcia stripped of WBO featherweight title for failing to make weight.
|Win||31–0||Orlando Salido||TD||8 (12)||2013-01-19||Madison Square Garden in New York, United States||Won the WBO & the Ring Magazine Featherweight Titles.|
|Win||30–0||Jonathan Victor Barros||TKO||8 (10), (2:24)||2012-11-10||Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||29–0||Mauricio Pastrana||KO||2 (10), (1:05)||2012-09-01||Arena TKT Box Tour in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico|
|Win||28–0||Bernabe Concepcion||TKO||7 (10), (2:33)||2012-03-10||Coliseo Roberto Clemente in San Juan, Puerto Rico||WBO Featherweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||27–0||Juan Carlos Martinez||TKO||4 (10), (2:40)||2011-10-22||Madison Square Garden in New York, New York, United States||Retained his NABF Featherweight Title.|
|Win||26–0||Rafaël Guzmán||KO||4 (12), (1:55)||2011-06-04||Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States||Retained his NABF and the WBO NABO Featherweight Titles.|
|Win||25–0||Matt Remillard||RTD||10 (12), (3:00)||2011-03-26||Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States||Won the NABF and the WBO NABO Featherweight Titles.|
|Win||24–0||Olivier Lontchi||KO||5 (10), (1:30)||2010-12-04||Honda Center in Anaheim, California, United States|
|Win||23–0||Cornelius Lock||TKO||11 (12), (1:09)||2010-08-14||Laredo Energy Arena in Laredo, Texas, United States||IBF Featherweight Title Eliminator.|
|Win||22–0||Pedro Navarrete||UD||8||2010-05-08||Plaza Monumental in Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Win||21–0||Tomas Villa||TKO||1 (12), (1:07)||2010-04-03||American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States||Won the USBA Featherweight title.|
|Win||20–0||Arturo Gomez||TKO||5 (8), (2:35)||2010-01-30||Restaurante Arroyo in Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Win||19–0||Yogli Herrera||KO||3 (8), (2:19)||2009-12-19||Beeghly Center in Youngstown, Ohio, United States|
|Win||18–0||Carlos Rivera||TKO||7 (10), (0:40)||2009-08-29||QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas, United States|
|Win||17–0||Anthony Napunyi||TKO||3 (10), (1:04)||2009-05-16||Buffalo Bill's Star Arena in Primm, Nevada, United States|
|Win||16–0||Lucian Gonzalez||RTD||5 (8), (3:00)||2009-02-06||Maywood Activity Center in Maywood, California, United States|
|Win||15–0||Walter Estrada||UD||8||2008-10-31||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||14–0||Jose Hernandez||TKO||8 (8), (0:24)||2008-08-02||Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||13–0||Jae-Sung Lee||TKO||4 (8), (1:14)||2008-06-26||Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||12–0||Robinson Castellanos||TKO||5 (?), (0:11)||2008-05-17||Plaza Monumental in Aguascalientes, Mexico|
|Win||11–0||Jorge Ruiz||TKO||5 (6), (1:35)||2008-02-16||MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||10–0||Manuel Sarabia||UD||6||2007-09-20||Sagebrush Cantina in Calabasas, California, United States|
|Win||9–0||Reggie Sanders||KO||3 (6), (2:23)||2007-07-13||Congress Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||8–0||Carlos Zambrano||TKO||2 (6), (2:45)||2007-05-25||Isleta Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Win||7–0||Steve Trumble||TKO||2 (6), (2:30)||2007-04-27||Grand Plaza Hotel in Houston, Texas, United States|
|Win||6–0||Gabriel Rangel||TKO||2 (4), (1:56)||2007-03-09||Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, United States|
|Win||5–0||Frankie Martinez||TKO||2 (4), (1:51)||2007-01-19||Dodge Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||4–0||Baladan Trevizo||KO||1 (?), (2:18)||2006-12-08||Florentine Gardens in El Monte, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Mario Franco||KO||2 (4), (0:52)||2006-09-29||Performing Arts Center in Oxnard, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Andrew Gannigan||KO||1 (4), (2:19)||2006-08-12||Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||1–0||Herrera Mendoza||UD||4||2006-07-14||Quiet Cannon in Montebello, California, United States||Garcia's Professional Debut.|
- "Garcia grateful with Top Rank". Ringtv.com. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
- "Passion to Go with Garcia’s Precision". MaxBoxing.com. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-06-03.
- "Fernando Vargas". CNN. 1994-07-18.
- Velin, Bob (2010-01-17). "Mikey Garcia goes from police academy to the prize ring". USA Today.
- Dan Rafael (January 20, 2013). "Garcia banged, but brutalizes Salido". ESPN.
- Eric Raskin (June 16, 2013). "Cool, calm, concussive: Garcia and Crawford stay perfect with KOs". HBO Boxing.
- Scott Christ (November 9, 2013). "Martinez vs Garcia results: Mikey Garcia adds 130 pound title with body shot KO". Bad Left Hook.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Miguel Ángel García (boxer).|
- Miguel Ángel García (boxer) on Twitter
- Professional boxing record for Miguel Ángel García (boxer) from BoxRec
|WBO Featherweight Champion
January 19, 2013 – June 14, 2013
Title next held byOrlando Salido
|The Ring Featherweight Champion
January 19, 2013 – present