Cuban light heavyweight Luis Garcia [15(12)-0] has signed a deal with Assassin Promotions and will begin his comeback on the Ray Moylette Homecoming show in Mayo on Friday December 7th at the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.
A year and a half since he last fought and 10 years on from arriving in Cork alongside Mike Perez and Alexei Collado, ‘El León’ will be hoping to finally make his mark on the sport.
Garcia strung together a run of impressive wins at the turn of the decade, defeating Jorge Olivera, Byron Mitchell, and Alexander Johnson but his career would stall. Relocating to New York, Garcia made a comeback in 2015 after four years out and fought twice more but has been out of action since last June.
Garcia has since returned to Ireland and is now living in Limerick.
New Signing ✍️
We are delighted to announce that Luis Garcia (15-0) will return to professional boxing.
We would like to thank Garcia’s previous manager, Donald, for his hard work and cooperation and look forward to the next chapter for Luis Garcia.
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— AssassinPromotions (@AssassinBoxing) October 31, 2018
It is intended for 30-year-old Garcia to be kept extremely busy as he seeks to regain ring sharpness an return to fighting shape.
A December 7th opponent will be announced in due course.