George Garcia – The Boxing Photographer That You “Probably” Don’t Know

By David Martinez / Boxing Historian

Let me tell you about my friend, boxing photographer George Garcia.
But before I get into his professionalism as a boxing photographer,
let me first say what a wonderful friend he is to me bullet force 다운로드.

Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales III (November 18, 2006)
Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales III (November 18, 2006), Photo By George Garcia

I met George Garcia a little over ten years ago at a Los Angeles
boxing show 다운로드. Little did I know then that he would become not only a
true friend of mine, but also a person who I would know today as
one that would enhance my boxing website with some wonderful photography cars 다운로드.

Shortly after meeting George, we attended several fight venues in
Las Vegas and in the local Los Angeles area. I have seen lots of
picture-taking people in my days as a journalist, but George, in
the short time that I have known him, has to rank as of the best
because of his true love for boxing.

In the last dozen years or so that I have known George, there is one
thing that stands out in my mind: he never asks for money from his
friends for his photographic services – or at least I haven’t been asked to
pay in the countless photo assignments he has done for me! That would
also include the photo of “yours-truly” at top of the site when you
first enter “David Martinez Boxing”, as well as the Halloween photo of
me wearing the wrestling mask which also appears in this website (to
my surprise, my producer, John Boitnott, decided to post this one when
he saw it on an e-mail which I sent to him and some other friends!).

At a recent boxing event of 600 people, I was inducted into the
California Boxing Hall of Fame. Before I got home the next day,
George had already sent me over 100 pictures of the event
for my personal viewing – now that’s dedication!

George Garcia/Boxing Photographer
George Garcia/Boxing Photographer

George’s interest in photography started as a hobby when he was a
young boy, and in 1999 he became a professional photographer. George
has covered over 75 championship bouts, with more fights on the horizon.

George has been to cities such as Las Vegas, New York, Atlantic
City, Miami, Texas, Arizona, and Los Angeles, just to name a few,
and has done many other boxing projects such as various luncheons
and banquets, plus magazine shots that have appeared nationally.

He has also been a personal photographer for rising boxing star
Francisco “Panchito” Bojado, and has done outstanding work for West
Coast Boxing Entertainment, as well as Fox Sports AM 1150.

It’s such a pleasure to have a sincere professional like George Garcia
as a part of David Martinez Boxing, but most importantly – I have
certainly met a friend that loves his trade with a true passion.

Below you will see some photos from Georges’s extensive collection.
For more information, please feel free to contact George Garcia – the
boxing photographer you now know, at abovethering@sbcglobal.net.

More excellent photos by George:

Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo (May 7, 2005)
Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo (May 7, 2005)

Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo II (October 8, 2005)
Diego Corrales vs Jose Luis Castillo II (October 8, 2005)

Vitali Klitschko vs Danny Williams (December 11, 2004)
Vitali Klitschko vs Danny Williams (December 11, 2004)

Oscar De La Hoya vs Fernando Vargas (September 14, 2002)
Oscar De La Hoya vs Fernando Vargas (September 14, 2002)

Ken Norton, Lucia Rijker, Joe Frazier, Boxing Benefit Fashion Show/Las Vegas (February 14, 2007)
Ken Norton, Lucia Rijker, Joe Frazier, Boxing Benefit Fashion Show/Las Vegas (February 14, 2007)

10 thoughts on “George Garcia – The Boxing Photographer That You “Probably” Don’t Know

  1. Hi David,
    I wholeheartedly agree with you that George Garcia is one of the most talented Photographers out there! I had the pleasure of meeting George for the first time this year at the Boxing Benefit 2-14 -07 in Las Vegas. The day after he sent me so many beautiful photos of the event and I so appreciate his thoughtfulness.
    Sincerely,
    Eva Futch

  2. David,
    We really appreciated reading this article about George Garcia. He has a passion for and knowledge of boxing that is unsurpassed and comes through in his photography. George certainly is a boxing photographer that should be known to all. During the past year, we have been fortunate to meet George and view his collection of photography and boxing memorabilia, which is incredible! Thank you for this article that provides a way for others to read about this wonderfully talented hard working man that we have come to know and appreciate. We hope that others will take an opportunity to see his work and that George continues to get the acknowledgement that he so deserves.

  3. George, I just finished reading David’s great article on you. Everything he wrote about you goes ditto for me.
    Not only are you a phenomenal photographer, but as great as you are as a photographer, you are equally as great as a friend.
    It was truly the brightest of days when you walked into my life, God bless you George, thank you for being such a wonderful friend and for all you do so unselfishlessly.
    Peace, Johnny Ortiz

  4. What can I say that hasn’t been mentioned yet? I’ve known George for several years now and I agree with the above comment. Passion, Commitment and Hardwork is what this guy is all about in Boxing. George is very low-key and gets the job done right. He deserves much praise and his photos speak for themselves. Good Luck George on everything you do.
    Your Friend,
    Carlos

  5. George,

    Great article and handsome photo of you. You are a really nice person and I feel honored to know you. I enjoy seeing you at the boxing banquets.

    Patty

  6. I am a big fan of George Garcia’s work!
    I’ve had the privilege of knowing George for several years now.
    He is always professional and sincere.
    George gets the job done and manages to be dignified, subtle and
    a first-class act in the process!
    His photos are a testament to his passion and love of boxing.
    Start collectiing George’s photos now…you won’t regret it!
    Michele Chong
    Steve Harpst Bronzes& Fine Art

  7. George was a above average defensive fighter regardless of a full
    size ring, and he was not known as a mover. Out of quite a few top
    10 pros at our gym he was regarded as probably the smartest defensive
    fighter. Cubanito and Tomas thought so also.

  8. great stuff you done george garcia, keep up the great work for the people who benifit and appreciate your effort and with the lord as the limit theres no telling what u can do. thanks crystal godoy

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