Henry Garcia: The Secret Life of Ryan Garcia’s Father

Published 01/13/2023, 2:30 PM EST

Lightweight title contender Ryan Garcia has become one of the most popular stars in boxing today. However, what many do not know is how his father Henry Garcia motivated him to pursue boxing as a profession, and even still managing his son to this day. So let us take a deep dive into who Garcia is and how he impacted the career of his son, Ryan.

Where is Henry Garcia from?

Henry Garcia resided in Victorville, California where Ryan was also born. Despite being an American National, the family has their ties rooted in Mexico.


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However, both Ryan Garcia and his father have been in the United States for a long time with Henry Garcia and his brother settling in the country.

What does Henry Garcia do for a living?

Garcia was a former professional boxer who retired from the sport shortly after starting his career. According to him, the dangers of the sport were too much for him to continue. However, he revealed that his brother boxed until he got married. Garcia then trained his son from the age of 7. Following this he allowed him to decide whether he wanted to continue with the sport. And went on to become his coach once Garcia picked up the sport.

Where was Ryan Garcia raised?

Like his father, ‘KingRy’ was also raised in Victorville, where he spent most of his childhood. He would also start training in gyms in the city and rose up the ranks in the sport.

In 2015, he won the National Junior Golden Gloves Championship at the age of 15. Moreover, he was also crowned the United States Junior Olympics Champion the following year

Does Ryan Garcia have a brother?

Ryan Garcia has a brother named Sean and three sisters, Demi, Sasha, and Kayla. Like his brother, Sean also trained under Henry and compete as a professional boxer. However, his career has not been as successful as his brother with him only competing in 7 fights throughout his career.

Who is Henry Garcia’s wife?


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Lisa Garcia is the mother of Ryan Garica and Henry’s wife. While Henry Garcia worked as Ryan’s coach, Lisa worked as a public Personal Administrative Assistant for commercial projects. Like Henry, she was also very supportive of her son pursuing boxing as a sport.

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Garcia has often been seen along with Ryan but likes to stay in the shadows while giving his son the best possible advice. Moreover, he has been with ‘The Flash’ at every point throughout his career and will continue to do so till ‘KingRy’ retires.


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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.