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Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia Returns After Two Years

Amateur standout Aaron “Gavilan” Garcia (9-1-2, 2KOs) of San Marcos, CA, is ready to make his return back into the ring after a two year hiatus.  Garcia, who last fought back in ’09 scoring two hard fought draws against Jesus “Pollo” Hernandez, is scheduled to appear on the much anticipated Las Vegas fight card on Saturday, February 26th at the Palms Casino Resort topped by the lightweight WBA championship clash between Brandon Rios and Miguel Acosta.

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Garcia will be facing Tijuana tough guy Alejandro Lopez (20-1, 7KOS) in an eight round super featherweight bout.  The fight is presented by Top Rank in association with Zanfer Promotions.

“I am very anxious, it’s been a long time waiting,” Garcia stated.  “We have been training hard with Coach Vince and I am ready to go.  I am ready to show my skill and all the hard work we have been doing.  I want to show everybody that I am still hungry for this.”

Garcia amassed over 150 fights in a successful amateur career which included two Golden Gloves titles, medals in international competitions and a spot as an alternate in two Olympic teams.

Garcia turned pro in ’04 and was an early signee of Golden Boy Promotions.  In the twenty-three year old Lopez, Garcia will be facing a fighter that has a much more extensive professional ledger but Garcia, 28, is not concerned, “I know his record is impressive with only one loss and all those wins but I am confident that I will be able to handle Lopez.  I will draw from my experience and I am sure my hand will be the one that will be raised.”