Puppy Garcia

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Puppy Garcia (photo courtesy of Enrique Encinosa)

Name: Pupi Garcia
Alias: Puppy Garcia
Birth Name: Antonio Garcia
Born: 1932-10-31
Died: 2005-10-23 (Age:72)
Hometown: Havana, Cuba
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World-rated featherweight Puppy Garcia was one of Cuba's most popular fighters ever, selling out large arenas every time he laced on a glove. His career was interrupted, just as promoter Chris Dundee was setting up a title bout against Hogan (Kid) Bassey, by an eight-year political prison stint in a Cuban concentration camp for being a member of the anti-Castro resistance movement. Garcia was exiled to the United States in 1980, was a municipal employee for the city of Sweetwater, Florida, and died of a stroke on October 23, 2005.