Gym trains stars, offers youth haven
Robert Garcia provides structure, outlet to help kids in heavily Hispanic community
Robert Garcia is widely considered one of boxing's best young trainers, cornerman to current and past champions Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, Marcos Maidana and Antonio Margarito, and owner of a successful gym in Oxnard, Calif. But like so many involved in the sport, his beginnings were decidedly humble.
Born in San Pedro, Calif., Garcia was barely 2 years old when his family resettled in Oxnard -- about a 1½-hour drive along U.S. 101 up the Pacific Coast -- where he has lived ...
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