“It is easy to understand why Top Rank has hitched its wagon to the smooth operating Garcia. Once the third member of a Top Rank triumvirate featuring Yuriorkis Gamboa and Juan Manuel Lopez, Garcia has long given the impression of being not only the best fighter among the three, but the one whose career is most carefully and concertedly orchestrated. Lopez, whom Garcia splayed in four pathetic rounds last June, fell victim to irreconcilable differences between his competitive fury and the technique and toughness needed to gratify it. And Gamboa, who unlike Lopez has plenty of fight left, becomes less and less compelling with every forgettable performance. He is best remembered for bailing on a fight with Brandon Rios before jumping ship to a fledgling promotional company that places part of its future in the hands of Andre Dirrell.”
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