Hector Luis Garcia
Hector Luis Garcia

Hector Luis Garcia

“El Androide”

RECORD

16 - 0 - 0

KOs

10

Weight 130 lbs (59.09 kg)

Age 31

Home San Juan de la Maguana, DOM 

Complete Stats

Undefeated WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Hector Luis Garcia is making his native Dominican Republic proud as he proves himself to be one of the best fighters in the sport today. Read Bio

Next Fight / Jan 07, 2023


Hector Luis Garcia vs Gervonta Davis


Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

Latest News

Hector Luis Garcia News
PBC PodcastPBC Boxing Video
Nov 30, 2022 / Hector Luis Garcia, The PBC Podcast

The PBC Podcast: Hector Luis Garcia Plans Another Surprise

The unbeaten 130-pound champion discusses his upcoming mega-bout versus Gervonta "Tank" Davis on Saturday, January 7.

Sergey LipinetsPBC Boxing Video
Aug 21, 2022 / Figueroa vs Lipinets, Puello vs Akhmedov, Gutierrez vs Garcia, Omar Figueroa Jr., Sergey Lipinets, Alberto Puello, Roger Gutierrez, Hector Garcia, Batyr Akhmedov

Sergey Lipinets fights on, while Omar Figueroa Jr. opts to retire

Lipinets delivers dominant performance in this WBC Super Lightweight title eliminator and the brave Figueroa hangs up the gloves afterward.

Alberto PuelloPBC Boxing Video
Aug 17, 2022 / Puello vs Akhmedov, Gutierrez vs Garcia, Figueroa vs Lipinets, Alberto Puello, Hector Garcia

Alberto Puello, Hector Garcia and The Rise Of Dominican Boxing

Two undefeated fighters from the Dominican Republic could make Saturday the greatest boxing night their country has ever seen as both vie for world titles in a Premier Boxing Champions event on SHOWTIME.

Fights

Hector Luis Garcia Fights

WIN vs Roger Gutierrez 26-3-1

Aug 20, 2022 Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, FL

Roger Gutierrez LOSES to Hector Garcia by UD in Round 12 of 12

WIN vs Chris Colbert 16-1-0

Feb 26, 2022 The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV

Chris Colbert LOSES to Hector Luis Garcia by UD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Isaac Avelar 17-2-0

Dec 18, 2021 Armory, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Isaac Avelar by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Miguel Moreno Gonzalez 11-2-0

Jul 21, 2021 Pabellon de Boleibol, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Miguel Moreno Gonzalez by TKO in Round 4 of 8

No Contest vs Hector Luis Garcia 11-7-1

Dec 16, 2020 Hotel Catalonia Malecon Center, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Marco Acevedo Hector Luis Garcia by NC in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Anvar Yunusov 8-0-0

Jul 27, 2019 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Anvar Yunusov by SD in Round 11 of 11

Win vs Ronal Ron 11-2-0

Apr 27, 2019 Club el Millon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Ronal Ron by RTD in Round 3 of 8

No Contest vs Charlie Serrano 16-4-2

Mar 02, 2019 USF Sundome, Tampa, Florida, USA

Hector Luis Garcia Charlie Serrano by NC in Round 1 of 10

Win vs Robin Zamora 13-4-0

Nov 10, 2018 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Robin Zamora by KO in Round 2 of 11

Win vs Leonel Lugo 9-5-0

Aug 25, 2018 Polideportivo Maria Auxiliadora, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Leonel Lugo by TKO in Round 2 of 8

Win vs Antoni Armas 8-2-0

Jul 16, 2018 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Antoni Armas by KO in Round 1 of 8

Win vs Rafael Hernandez 26-9-2

Jun 23, 2018 Club el Millon, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Rafael Hernandez by KO in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Jose Luis Graterol 21-18-4

Feb 24, 2018 Club Mauricio Baez, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Jose Luis Graterol by TKO in Round 4 of 6

Win vs Manuel Gonzalez Garcia 22-12-2

Dec 22, 2017 Los Prados Social Club, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Manuel Gonzalez Garcia by TKO in Round 2 of 8

No Contest vs Alfonso Perez 12-9-0

Sep 14, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia Alfonso Perez by NC in Round 3 of 8

Win vs Maikol Beaumont 12-1-1

Jul 26, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Maikol Beaumont by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Miguel Encarnacion 0-5-0

Jun 24, 2017 Hotel Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Miguel Encarnacion by TKO in Round 2 of 6

LOSS vs Hector Luis Garcia 2-2-0

Feb 24, 2017 Maunoloa Night Club y Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Robinson Garcia by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Marlembron Acuna 4-2-0

Dec 16, 2016 Maunoloa Night Club y Casino, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Hector Luis Garcia WINS against Marlembron Acuna by RTD in Round 3 of 4

LOSS vs Adam Lopez 16-3-0

May 13, 2016 Salon Mezzanine, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Adam Lopez WINS against Hector Garcia by TKO in Round 1 of 4

Stats

Hector Luis Garcia “El Androide”

  • WINS 16
  • LOSSES 0
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 10

Weight 130 lbs (59.09 kg)

Height 5'9" (1.75 m)

Reach 67" (170 cm)

  • Born

    November 01, 1991
  • Age

    31
  • Country

    Dominican Republic
  • Born in

    San Juan de la Maguana
  • Trains in

    San Juan de la Maguana
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    91
  • KO Percentage

    52.63%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Hector Luis Garcia Bio

Undefeated WBA Super Featherweight World Champion Hector Luis Garcia is making his native Dominican Republic proud as he proves himself to be one of the best fighters in the sport today.

Boxing and brotherly love

Hector Luis Garcia grew up in a house with six brothers, five sisters. 

“My parents, Jose and Gloria, instilled humility and good values,” Garcia said. “Every day was motivation to get ahead since we had few resources.”

One of Garcia’s older brothers, Darlyn, took him to a boxing gym when he was 14.

Garcia’s professional debut was a third-round knockout of Marlembron Acuna in December 2016, after which he went 4-0 in 2017. “The Android” stopped all five opponents in 2018.

The year 2019 brought a pair of big victories over Ronal Ron (April) and Anvar Yunusov (July). A steady southpaw, Garcia considers himself a combination of former champions Oscar De La Hoya and Argenis Mendez, the latter of whom is a Dominican countryman. 

“Anvar Yunusov was a great, important victory. He was a very experienced boxer and not an easy fight,” Garcia said. “I define myself as a boxer with Oscar’s style and Argenis’ skills. I recognize I’m a left-hander who trusts my fists.”

“I began my career as a boxer under the guidance of coach Marino Minaya,“ Garcia said. “Darlyn was a great motivational boost for my boxing practices.”

Over the course of more than 100 amateur bouts, Garcia earned gold medals in the 2013 Bolivarian Games in Peru, the 2014 Pan American Festival Games in Mexico City and the 2014 Central American Games in Veracruz, Mexico.

Garcia earned a silver medal in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, was Boxer Of The Year in a 2015 Elite Boxing Gala, and represented The Dominican Republic in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 

“I received the nickname, ‘The Android,’ while I was on the National Team,” Garcia said. “My teammates gave it to me for being strong and intelligent.”

Colbert vs. Garcia: February 26, 2022 (PBC on SHOWTIME)

Rising to the occasion

Garcia won twice more in 2021 by one-knockdown, fourth-round TKO of Miguel Moreno Gonzalez (July) and eighth-round unanimous decision over Mexican southpaw Isaac Avelar (December). This set up a showdown versus unbeaten sensation Chris Colbert on February 26, 2022.  

Fighting as a late replacement on 19-days notice, Garcia battered Colbert, scoring a seventh-round knockdown during a near shutout (118-109 twice, 119-108) unanimous decision victory in a super featherweight world title eliminator at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. 

“When I was told three weeks ago that I was going to take this fight, I thought my life was going to change. I needed to come in my best shape and I want to give a lot of credit to (trainer Ismael Salas), who gave me the confidence to say, ‘You can win this fight,’” said Garcia.

“I told them not to go to sleep, because I have power in both of my arms. That was the key. I came back with that power shot and knocked him down. In the ninth or 10th round, I don’t remember, but I hit him so hard with a body shot and after that I knew I had him, he wasn’t going to be a boxer anymore.”

Gutierrez vs. Garcia: August 20, 2022 (Courtesy of SHOWTIME Sports)

WORLD TITLE GLORY

On August 20, 2022, Garcia took on WBA 130-pound World Champ Roger Gutierrez at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. in a Premier Boxing Champions Event on SHOWTIME. Once again, Garcia upset the odds, dictating the action and surviving a late rally to wrest the Championship from Gutierrez via a unanimous decision by scores of 117-111, 117-111 and 118-110 from Alexander Levin, Michael Ross and Fred Fluty to remain undefeated at 16-0 with 10 KOs.

“It means a lot to me to win this title,” Garcia said. “I dedicate it to my people, the entire Dominican Republic and my town, San Juan de la Maguana. In the pros, nobody knew me. But in the amateurs, people knew my name. I went to the Olympics – it was my dream. I had a good run. [Gutierrez] was looking for the right punch to take me down, but I was able to dominate, dictate the pace of the fight and get the win.”

A focused and strategic Garcia kept Gutierrez on his back foot for most of the fight as he fed the titleholder a steady diet of up-jabs and hard lefts to rack up the first nine rounds on all three scorecards. But Gutierrez stormed back in the later rounds, winning the final three frames on two of the judges’ scorecards as the southpaw Garcia appeared to tire and was squaring himself up. Gutierrez (26-4-1, 20 KOs) pushed Garcia back with right hands, his energy and punch-output surging. He appeared to hurt Garcia in the 11th round with a right as Garcia sagged against the ropes, but Garcia answered with lefts and rights of his own to blunt the rally.

Garcia out-landed Gutierrez 156-116 in total punches and landed 35% of his power punches.