by Eric Raskin
In boxing circles 2011 is shaping up as the Year of the Garcia. One Garcia having a breakout year wouldn't warrant such a bold proclamation. But if two Garcias both explode to the next level-especially with a third one playing a supporting role-then it's fair to suggest this 12-month pugilistic period belongs to them.
In the late 1990s, Robert Garcia was a junior lightweight titleholder who entertained audiences with a mix of skill, punching power, and plenty of heart while campaigning under the unusual nickname "Grandpa." Now, he is one of boxing's premier trainers.