Becky Garcia

Professional Boxer, Boxer

1983 –

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Who is Becky Garcia?

Becky Garcia is a flyweight female boxing prospect from Mesa, Arizona. Her nickname is La Guerrera. Her father is Mexican, her mother is German.

Garcia's father did not approve at first of her daughter's selection of boxing as a career, as he considered boxing to be a manly sport.

Garcia fought 19 bouts as an amateur before deciding to become a professional boxer. She was undefeated as an amateur, but her main reasons for turning professional were the lack of important international amateur tournaments in women's boxing and that women's boxing would not be accepted as an Olympic sport officially until the 2012 games. She spoke about those being the two main reasons not to continue in amateur boxing during a press conference held two days before her first fight as a professional.

Garcia signed with Bob Arum's Top Rank enterprise, and on December 5, 2003, she debuted with a four round split-decision win over Elizabeth Mongue in Phoenix.

On March 26, 2004 she scored a first round knockout against Eugina Abel in 21 seconds.

Less than three months later on June 18, 2004, she knocked out Veronica Gonzalez in the first round.

Her next bout was more than a year later against Patricia Stickler. Garcia's win also added another first round knockout to her streak.

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Born
Sep 13, 1983
Profession
Education
  • Arizona State University
Lived in
  • Mesa

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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