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Ortiz trainer Danny Garcia says trust is gone and have parted ways
Over at the scene, quite interesting read.
By Chris Robinson
2012 has produced some telling upsets thus far in the world of boxing and the aftermath of some of the aforementioned defeats is still taking shape.
On Sunday morning I caught up with Ventura, California-based trainer Danny Garcia, who revealed to me that he is no longer working with his former star fighter, Victor Ortiz. The news comes on the heels of Ortizís dramatic loss to Josesito Lopez last month in Los Angeles, a fight that Ortiz was winning but one that he would elect not to continue in following the ninth round because of a broken jaw he had suffered.
There apparently was some confusion that took place in the corner on that night inside of Staples Center, as Ortiz told Garcia that he had a broken jaw in the fifth while questioning whether he should continue. Garcia, fully believing that his man was on his way towards victory, talked Ortiz into giving him two more rounds and would make the same plea in seventh.
Ortiz would take all he could handle before making the decision to call things off and it was later revealed that his injury was so severe that he had to have a metal plate with screw inserted into his jaw and will likely be off for about six months.
Last week, Philboxing.comís Ed de la Vega first made mention of rumors swirling about Ortiz taking displeasure from the way Garcia handled himself in the corner during the Lopez fight and Danny confirmed to me that this is indeed the end of the line for the fighter-trainer tandem.
ďI went to Victorís house, me and my oldest son,Ē Garcia stated. ďWe went to talk to him because I feel like he wasnít doing the things that I told him to do, especially in the last fight against Josesito. He didnít do the things that I told him to do. He did a little bit of the plan but some things he didnít do right.Ē
With Ortizís faith in his trainer waning, Garcia pointed out that he too had concern for what he felt was a lack of obedience.
ďIt looks like he doesnít have confidence in me, he doesnít trust me,Ē Garcia continued. ďI told him that ĎI donít think Iím going to have confidence either; I donít think Iím going to trust you, because you didnít listen to meí. Itís better if I go my own way and he can do his own way.
Full article over there..