Robert Garcia, World Champion Boxing Trainer and Boxing Trainer of the Year, and adidas Boxing announced a new partnership today that includes a unique patented glove and exciting new merchandise line. Christophe Dessalles, Managing Director, adidas Boxing, announced the new, expanded partnership today. The line will be sold at usboxing.net, the official adidas boxing website. Garcia’s gym, the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy (RGBA), continues as an official adidas testing gym where adidas boxing equipment is tested and used by the RGBA staff and chosen athletes. Rick Mirigian represented Garcia in the deal.
“I’m honored and blessed to elevate my relationship with adidas boxing for RGBA,” said Garcia. “Thank you to the adidas boxing team and Rick Mirigian, my agent, for getting this done. 2020 has been a unique year for me. I have experienced the pandemic’s challenges first-hand and know that the future of Boxing lies in forward-thinking partnerships that expand the sport. 2021 is going to be a huge year for RGBA and Boxing, and I’m glad to continue to work with the team on transforming this sport for the fighters and fans.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Robert Garcia as an adidas boxing ambassador,” said Dessalles. “We are passionate to help athletes make a difference, and by having Robert and his gym on board, we are doing just that. His ability to shape the sport’s future is exactly why we wanted him as an adidas boxing ambassador, and we are excited about the continuation and expansion of our partnership. This year we will launch several new products and initiatives for Boxing, many that we will look to create with Robert’s input. We are here to elevate Boxing, and continue our mission of only the best for the athletes.”
Mirigian added, “adidas Boxing is demonstrating why they are a strong contender to be the leader in our sport with their boxing equipment line. We cannot wait for the launch of Robert’s merchandise. I’m beyond excited for what’s coming for Garcia and our sport, as this partnership shows adidas’ commitment to Robert, Boxing, as well as future generations of boxers and boxing fans to come.”
Garcia is recognized as one of the leading boxing trainers in the U.S., having established his Robert Garcia Boxing Academy (@Garciaboxing) first in Oxnard, CA and now at their home base in Riverside, CA. He has trained over a dozen boxers to world titles including his brother Mikey Garcia, boxing phenomenon Vergil Ortiz Jr., Joshua Franco, Jose Ramirez, Abner Mares, Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, and Josesito Lopez, among others. Garcia’s program leads Southern California based boxing programs dominance in the sport.
About Robert Garcia:
Robert Garcia is a former two-time World Champion Boxer, current World Champion Boxing Trainer, and former Boxing Trainer of the Year. Based in Riverside, CA, he runs the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy. He trains current and former world champions, including Mikey Garcia, Abner Mares, Josesito Lopez, Nonito Donaire, Brandon Rios, Fernando Vargas, Olympians Misael Rodriguez, and Lindolfo Delgado, and promising newcomer and former national champion Vergil Ortiz, Jr.
About adidas Boxing/DoubleD:
Double-D is the official international combat sports licensee of adidas. As the original sports brand representing boxing and combat sports, we are passionate about helping athletes be the best they can be. Driven by innovation and action.