Elijah Garcia
Elijah Garcia

Elijah Garcia

RECORD

16 - 0 - 0

KOs

13

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Age 20

Home Phoenix, Arizona,

Complete Stats

Undefeated middleweight and exciting young star Elijah Garcia possesses the skills, speed, power and composure to become a world champion. Garcia turned from top prospect to top contender in an instant, proving to be an elite talent with each step up in class. Read Bio

Next Fight / Mar 30, 2024


Elijah Garcia vs Kyrone Davis


T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Latest News

Elijah Garcia News
Elijah GarciaPBC Boxing Video
Feb 21, 2024 / Elijah Garcia vs Kyrone Davis, Julio Cesar Martinez vs Angelino Cordova, Elijah Garcia, Kyrone Davis, Julio Cesar Martinez, Angelino Cordova

Elijah Garcia is Ready For War Against Kyrone Davis

A world title shot could be in store for the winner of the PBC on Prime Video Prelims main event Saturday, March 30, ahead of the stacked Thurman vs. Tszyu Pay-Per-View.

Garcia vs Resendiz
Sep 27, 2023 / Elijah Garcia vs Armando Resendiz, Elijah Garcia, Armando Resendiz

Garcia vs. Resendiz: The Makings of a Classic

Two young, hungry heavy hitters with everything on the line will throw down when Elijah Garcia and Armando Resendiz meet in a battle of middleweight contenders Saturday night on the Canelo-Charlo Pay-Per-View.

Gervonta DavisPBC Boxing Video
Apr 23, 2023 / Gervonta Davis vs Ryan Garcia, Davis vs Garcia, Gervonta Davis, Ryan Garcia, David Morrell Jr, Elijah Garcia, Fiodor Czerkaszyn, Vito Mielnicki Jr.

The Face of Boxing: Davis Stops Garcia In Seven

The undefeated three-division champion delivers a masterful performance in front of a sellout crowd at T-Mobile to establish himself as the new face of the sport.

Fights

Elijah Garcia Fights

Win vs Armando Resendiz 14-1-0

Sep 30, 2023 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Elijah Garcia WINS against Armando Resendiz by TKO in Round 8 of 10

Win vs Kevin Salgado 15-1-1

Apr 22, 2023 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada

Elijah Garcia WINS against Kevin Salgado by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Kevin Salgado Zambrano 15-1-1

Apr 22, 2023 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Kevin Salgado Zambrano by UD in Round 10 of 10

WIN vs Amilcar Vidal 18-1-0

Mar 04, 2023 Toyota Arena, Ontario, California

Amilcar Vidal LOSES to Elijah Garcia by KO in Round 4 of 10

Win vs Cruse Stewart 8-1-0

Dec 17, 2022 The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Chelsea Ballroom, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Cruse Stewart by KO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Edgar Valenzuela 7-1-0

Oct 08, 2022 Dignity Health Sports Park , Carson, California, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Edgar Valenzuela by KO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Rowdy Legend Montgomery 7-3-1

May 21, 2022 Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Rowdy Legend Montgomery by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Antonio Louis Hernandez 6-11-2

Feb 05, 2022 Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Antonio Louis Hernandez by RTD in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Todd Manuel 20-18-1

Nov 13, 2021 Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Todd Manuel by TKO in Round 5 of 6

Win vs Michael Lemelle 3-3-1

Sep 18, 2021 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Michael Lemelle by TKO in Round 3 of 6

Win vs Fernando Hernandez 1-2-0

Jul 02, 2021 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Fernando Hernandez by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Phillip Carmouche 2-0-0

Jun 04, 2021 Arizona Federal Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Elijah Garcia WINS against Phillip Carmouche by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Juan Jose Valencia Villegas 0-1-0

Apr 17, 2021 La Terraza Sport Bar, Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico

Elijah Garcia WINS against Juan Jose Valencia Villegas by TKO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Carlos Urrea Luzanilla 9-31-0

Jan 29, 2021 Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico

Elijah Garcia WINS against Carlos Urrea Luzanilla by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Luis Munoz Duran 1-23-0

Sep 26, 2020 Salon CTM, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Elijah Garcia WINS against Luis Munoz Duran by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Win vs Noe Marquez Talamantes 1-10-0

Mar 06, 2020 Auditorio Municipal, Ascension, Chihuahua, Mexico

Elijah Garcia WINS against Noe Marquez Talamantes by KO in Round 2 of 4

Win vs Jose Roberto Hernandez Serano 0-0-0

Feb 22, 2020 Salon CTM, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico

Elijah Garcia WINS against Jose Roberto Hernandez Serano by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Elijah Garcia

  • WINS 16
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 13

Weight 160 lbs (72.73 kg)

Height 6'0" (1.83 m)

Reach 0" (0 cm)

  • Born

    April 26, 2003
  • Age

    20
  • Country

    USA
  • Born in

    Glendale, AZ
  • Trains in

    Phoenix, AZ
  • Stance

  • Rounds Boxed

    54
  • KO Percentage

    81.25%
  • Boxing Hero

    N/A

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Bio

Elijah Garcia Bio

Undefeated middleweight and exciting young star Elijah Garcia possesses the skills, speed, power and composure to become a world champion. Garcia turned from top prospect to top contender in an instant, proving to be an elite talent with each step up in class.

A Family Affair

Elijah Garcia is trained by his father, George Jr., and grandfather, George Sr. They are former professional boxers along with his great grandfather, making Garcia a fourth generation fighter.

But boxing was not Elijah's initial interest. 

“I always played multiple sports. I played football, basketball, soccer and baseball. I also ran track," Garcia said. "I wrestled, too. After wrestling, I got injured and then we went to the boxing gym just to keep me active."

George Sr. recognized his grandson’s potential at the age of 11 and began training him as a southpaw even as he is a natural right-hander.

"I stuck with it," Elijah said. "I ended up falling in love with the sport.”

Garcia turned professional after a short-lived amateur career which included a US National championship in 2017.

“At 16 years old, I had my first son, and in the amateurs, I kept fighting the same kids,” Garcia said. “I ended up beating a lot of the kids that beat me in my early stages of amateurs, and so...I decided to turn pro."

A boxer of Garcia's age at the time could not be licensed professionally in America, so Garcia's first five bouts occurred in Mexico.

A 16-year-old Garcia's professional debut was a 28-second second TKO of Jose Roberto Hernandez Serrano at 154 pounds in February 2020. 

In succession, Garcia then stopped Noe Marquez Talamantes in the second round in March and Luis Munoz Duran in the first round that September. 

Garcia went 6-0 (5 KOs) in 2021 with first-, second- and first-round TKOs of Carlos Urrea Luzanilla (January), Juan Jose Valencia Villegas (April) and Phillip Carmouche (June), respectively–the latter being Garcia's American debut in Phoenix, Arizona.

Following a four-round unanimous decision over Fernando Hernandez (July) and third- and fifth-round TKOs of Michael Lemelle (September) and Todd Manuel (November), Garcia was 9-0 (8 KOs).

Garcia vs. Resendiz: September 30, 2023 (PBC on SHOWTIME PPV)

Big Dreams, Major Moves

There were four more victories (three knockouts) in 2022 comprising a third-round stoppage of Antonio Louis Hernandez in February, a six-round unanimous decision over Rowdy Legend Montgomery in May and consecutive first- and second-round knockouts of Edgar Valenzuela and Cruse Stewart in October and December. Valenzuela entered at 7-1 (6 KOs), and Stewart, 8-1 (6 KOs), the latter being stopped for the first time in his career as Garcia rose to 13-0 (11 KOs).

“I have big dreams to become the next big Mexican star in boxing," Garcia said. "But I’m going to take it one fight at a time."

In 2023, Garcia went from rising prospect to burgeoning star. It began on March 4 when he took on the heavily favored and undefeated Amilcar Vidal Garcia (16-0, 12 KOs) at the Toyota Arena in Ontario, California. 

Stunned onlookers witnessed a coming out party for a 19-year-old Garcia as he bulldozed Vidal, knocking him out in the fourth round. 

“It got me a lot of attention. He was the No. 9 contender, I wasn’t ranked at all and a lot of people just kept saying ‘He’s just some 19-year-old," Garcia said. “I felt great because I felt like I proved the whole world wrong, you know? I did something everybody said I couldn’t do."

Garcia was back in the ring on April 22, taking another step up in class as he faced Kevin Salgado. This time, he went the 10-round distance for the first time in his career, winning a wide unanimous decision.

Garcia had graduated from prospect to contender, which meant only tough assignments lay ahead. On September 30, he faced the hard-hitting Armando Resendiz (14-1, 10 KOs) on the Canelo Alvarez-Jermell Charlo Pay-Per-View card at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

Resendiz was coming off an upset ninth-round stoppage of former unified world champion Jarrett Hurd in March. Against Garcia, he was simply outgunned. The two warred in the early going but Garcia’s heavier artillery and more refined skillset allowed him to pull away, closing the show with a vicious assault that forced the bout’s stoppage in the eighth round. 

"I countered to the body and came up to the head. I hadn’t doubled up on my hook. I saw that he was hurt," Garcia said. "I do what I do. I finished him off. I'll be 21 in April. I might become a champion before I’m 21 or 22.”