Eduardo and Robert Garcia of the famed La Colonia Boxing Club in Oxnard were inducted into the California Boxing Hall of Fame this Saturday September 26th at a sold out luncheon held in the City of Commerce. Eduardo was inducted for his success in developing two world champions, Robert Garcia and Fernando Vargas as well as two Olympians, Fernando Vargas and Carlos Martinez. Eduardo is also the reason for the worldwide fame that has come to La Colonia Boxing Club. Robert was inducted for his success in winning the IBF jr. lightweight championship in 1998. He retired in 2001 with a record of 34-3, 25 KO’s.
Robert has now followed in the footsteps of his father Eduardo and is now known as a respected World class trainer. His current stable includes two World Champions, WBO Featherweight Champ Steven Luevano and IBF Jr Flyweight Champ Brian Viloria. It also includes two top rated and undefeated fighters Brandon Rios 21-0 15 KO’s and Miguel Angel Garcia 17-0 14KO’s