Ringside report by Gerardo Martinez
Photos by Jose Leon Castillo III
In boxing, as in any sport, it’s pretty difficult to lose when you have homefield advanage. On Saturday night in Ignacio, Colo., longtime Four Corners favorite Elco “The Animal” Garcia (27-8, 11 KOs) may have looked lathargic at certain points during his junior middleweight contest against the aggressive Rahman Yusubov (9-10, 4 KOs), but the cheers of the crowd of over 800 helped keep him going.
“If I would’ve lost, I would have retired,” stated the 41-year-old Garcia, after defeating his opponent by seventh round TKO at 2:13 of the round in what was the main event of a Prize Fight Boxing card at the Sky Ute Casino Event Center . . . Click here for more