Noted boxing coach: Cain could be boxing champ in 2 or 3 years

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Noted boxing trainer Robert Garcia has worked with Antonio Margarito, Kelly Pavlik, Fernando Vargas and Brandon Rios, and Floyd Mayweather's next opponent Marcos Maidana. He recently worked with Cain Velasquez, and says he has what it takes to become a champion in boxing.

“There’s a local gym here in Oxnard, and I have had some of the guys come in and do standup with us,” said Garcia. “One of the guys that came in for a few days that was training with me that we were really excited to have was Cain Velasquez. He was here for three days and worked with me and everything.”

“I think this guy is not only great at what he does but he could also be a great boxer, because he’s got tremendous power. When I hold the mits with Cain Velasquez, right away I told his people that brought him, I said, ‘What do you guys think about training for boxing, because this guy could make a lot of noise in professional boxing?’ He’s got skills and tremendous power. He’s got good boxing skills.

“I think a good trainer could teach him how to fight, build up a good record in two or three years and become a champion. I honestly believe so.”