Richmond boxer Luis Garcia speaks following draw in home city bout

Richmond boxer Luis Garcia delivers another knockout in Tijuana

Richmond’s up-and-coming boxer Luis Garcia says he is looking to get back in the ring after battling to a draw last fall.

Garcia (3-0-1, 2KOs) took part in what was called the most competitive bout at The Battle for Golden State at Richmond Memorial Auditorium in November. But he had what he called a disappointing start against Jonathan Zamudio (1-2-3), who reportedly outboxed Garcia in the first round and dropped him in the second round, according to Inside the Ropes, a boxing publication.

Garcia bounced back to win the final two rounds, and at one point he knocked Zamudio’s mouth piece out.

That was enough to earn the draw, but still Garcia called it a “disappointing performance” in a newly published interview by Inside the Ropes (see video above).

Garcia said he took the fight too lightly and also mentioned he’s been nursing a hand injury from a previous fight in Tijuana, Mexico.

Garcia also said he’d be willing to battle Zamudio again in front of Richmond fans.