Tributes have been heard around the world following the death of Floyd Mayweather’s close friend and ‘Grand Dad’ Rafael Garcia at the age 88.
Active right up to the end of Mayweather’s career, Garcia was a constant presence until he recently fell ill.
The World Boxing Council and the World Boxing Association have joined WBN in sending out our thoughts to the family at this sad time.
The President, the Executive Committee, and all the World Boxing Association family regret the death of Mr. Rafael García, recognized cutman and a historic man for Boxing.
García, who died at the age of 88, was in Floyd Mayweather’s team since 2001. Undoubtedly, he was a specialist on treating cuts, and worked with about 40 world champions. Besides, he was also known for his knowledge in training.
Today the world of Boxing is sad, because a man who lived with passion this great sport left us. A man who won the immortality for working with passion.
On behalf of WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman and the WBC Family, we would like to send our condolences to the Rafael Garcia’s Family.
Rafita was a legendary cutman, legend in Boxing, most of all an amazing human being and friend to many.
Friend, you will be dearly missed by many. Thank you for sharing your life with the Boxing world.
R.I.P. Rafael “Rafita” Garcia