Undefeated lightweight contender Ivan Redkach Now trained by Robert Garcia

LOS ANGELES (August 21), 2014 - Undefeated United States Boxing
Association (USBA)
lightweight champion Ivan "The Terrible" Redkach(17-0, 13 KOs) has changed head
trainers, adding former world champion and 2011 Trainer of the Year
Robert Garcia to his corner.

The 28-year-old Redkach, who won 260 of 300 amateur matches and represented his
native Ukraine at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing as a team alternate,
was always considered
a better professional prospect than amateur because of his ferocious
style and devastating
power in both hands.

Rated in the top 10 by three of the four sanctioning bodies - IBF #6, WBC #8 and
WBA #10 - Redkach and his manager, Larry Army (Elite Management),
felt a world-class
trainer was needed on Team Redkach as the Ukrainian fighter closes in
on his first
world title shot, hopefully, in 2015.
"I have a lot of respect for my former trainer, Mario Morales, but I
needed a new
trainer to teach me how to win at the championship level," Redkach
said. "I didn't
show any improvement in my last two fights, something I need to do
every fight to
be a legitimate world title contender.

"Robert Garcia has proven many times that he is a great trainer, one of the best
in boxing. I get great sparring at his gym in Oxnard, which is only a one-hour
drive from my home (in Los Angeles). I can't wait for my next fight
to show everybody
how much I've improved."

Garcia currently trains world champions such as Nonito Donaire, Evgeny
Gradovich,
Mickey Garcia and Marcos Antonio Rubio, as well as former world
champions and top
contenders Marcos Rene Maidana and Brandon Rios.
.
Redkach captured the vacant USBA title last January, winning a 10-round decision
(99-90, 97-92, 97-93) over tough Tony Luis(17-1), and this past June he came
out of a fight against awkward Sergey Gulyakevich (41-2) with a victory by way
of a 10-round decision (100-90, 99-91, 98-92).

"My job as his manager is to provide Ivan with everything he needs to
win a world
title," Army explained. I saw things in Ivan's last two fights,
mistakes that weren't
corrected, and it was time for a change. Ivan needed a trainer like
Robert Garcia
to win at the highest level.

"Robert actually saw Ivan fight at the last show (vs. Gulyakevich). He trained a
fighter on the same card. We talked after the fights and he immediately seemed
like the right fit. We were lucky that, living in LA, Ivan had other options to
go with an elite trainer, but Robert was always our No. 1 choice. He's a great
teacher and certainly qualified by any standards. He has some Eastern
European/Russian
fighters in his gym. Robert has had great success changing their
styles to be more
potent and that's what we're hoping for with Ivan"

Redkach's next fight is expected to be in October.

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