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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, VINCENT GARCIA who was born in California on May 30, 1986 and passed away on October 12, 2006 at the age of 20. We will remember him forever. Vincent lived his life to the Fullest, he accomplished more in his life time even though it was a short one, than others do in their entire life.  You will forever live on in our hearts, souls and memories For Ever. 




 FROM PICOSITO'S MY SPACE; hey whatz up all well a lil about me im a chicano from Burque 505 im 5"10 150 pounds i am a professional boxer i have 12 wins 5 loss 9 knockouts, other then boxing i like to spend as much time as i can with my FAMILIA , . im the type of guy that likes to make people laugh so if ur having a bad day just call me and i will brighten it up for you:) por favor beleave it. i come from the streets i live in the barrio but i am trying to make it im doing the best i can and so far it is working for me i have a good grandpa on my side. my parents are locked up ive seen it all from street fights and ranking people in to killings ya i live that life but im trying to do something different like became a world champ. anything else u want to know about me hit me up and ask me and ill answer anything u have to ask.but i am just looking for friends but if a it comes to a relationship u have to be the right girl for me. I also have alot of people that look up to me for everyhting that i am doing i have my babygirl my EXGirlfriends lil sister that i love with all my heart she is so precious and gorgeous i love her to death i do as much as i can for her i treat her like my own kid. i also have alot of lil kids that look up to me for being a pro boxer i treat everyone with as much respect as i can i support everyone in everything that they do i love to see a latino trying to make it in life because i am one of them myself like my boy JUAN GAMBINO we are putting BURQUE AND NUEVO MEXICO ON THE MAP he raps for me live when i walk into the boxing ring and he shows me alot of love we are like a big familia we do what we can for eachother and another man that helps me out and i give him and his familia the most respect in the world is JEEF PADILLA AKA BODINE he is locked up but he is doing what he can for me and GAMBINO we have a clothing line by the name of GOODGUY CLOTHING CHECK OUT THE SITE WWW.GOODGUYCLOTHING.COM IT IS A LATINO LABEL REPPIN THE SOUTHWEST U CAN FIND IT ALL OVER BURQUE THE CLOTHES ARE IN RAW MUZIK ON CENTRAL AND TINGLEY, AT MR C T'S, HUB CITY, KO WIRELESS, TOBY'S SPORTS IN ESPANOLA, AND ALSO PARADISE VILLAGE U CAN FIND THE CLOTHES AT ALL THESE STORES WE ALSO HAVE GIRL SHIRTS CALLED HOTTIE GIRL ALSO BY GOODGUY CLOTHING AND U CAN ALSO GET A HOLD OF ME TO GET SOME OF THE CLOTHES THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS ANYTHING ELSE U WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HIT ME UP AND ASK EL PICOSITO.

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Tributes and Condolences
Honoring Vincent PICOSITO other Boxers in OFRENDA!   / Marlene Ochoa (Aunta)
Merry Christmas to all a special gift to his family and we want to share it with you!                "PICOSITO"         ...  Continue >>
Happy 25th Birthday!   / Lindsay Rizado (Friend:))
Dear Vince Happy Birthday to start! Today is your day anda very SPECIAL one. My eyes are red and hurting from all this damn crying n I tried REALLY HARD to keep it all in but I was just overwhelmed with grief n sadness . It didnt feel right withou...  Continue >>
*Missing you..   / Erica Trujillo (Close Friend* )
Vincent Words cannot explain how much I miss you. There isnt a day that goes by that you dont cross my mind. I still have my moments where I just break down and cry. But I feel your comfort especially at ...  Continue >>
A Letter, The Final Goodbye.....   / Lindsay Rizado (Close Friend )
 Oh Vicente how do I even begin? I'm going to write this because i've had it on my heart since I first found out you were gone. I have so much regret in my heart and wish every single day that I could turn back the hands of time and be there whe...  Continue >>
AMAZING, TRIBUTE! HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!   / Marlene Ochoa (Aunta)
Wow this is a testament to the fact that Vincent "El Picosito" Garcia is and always will be NM'S CHAMP! and a Legend. this quote that im going to post is on new mexico boxing website at the bottom of the article of the fight night. My baby boy is...  Continue >>
poem 2 pico called "pack a punch"  / Lindsay Rizado (friend)    Read >>
Digger Deeper~ El Picosito  / Seana Miracle (Admirer)    Read >>
TIME TO REMEMBER OUR NM CHAMP! WE LOVE & MISS YOU  / Marlene ~. Aunta Ochoa (His Aunta )    Read >>
PICOSITO'S 2ND MEMORIAL  / ROBERT PADILLA (FATHER)    Read >>
~ Life Without A Champ ~  / L. Charley (Friend)    Read >>
i MISS YOU AUNTA  / CHARLOTTE MONTOYA (AUNT)    Read >>
MISSING YOU PICO  / Charlotte Montoya (auntie)    Read >>
He Knew God Was Calling Him Home! From Vincents website that night before he was murdered.  / Marlene Ochoa (Aunta)    Read >>
IN OUR HEARTS  / Marlene Ochoa (Aunta)    Read >>
I MISS YOU MORE THAN MY WORDS CAN EXPLAIN  / Marlene Ochoa (Aunta)    Read >>
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His legacy
NEW MEXICO'S CHAMP  

http://newmexicoboxing.com/memorial/vicente_picosito_garcia.html

This is the link to read this column in full detail with photos included. the article on here is just the writing.

 

 

Vicente and father/trainer, Robert Padilla


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WITH THE MURDER OF MY SON VICENTE "EL PICOSITO" GARCIA AN END HAS COME TO TEAM NUEVO MEXICO. TO ALL HIS FANS AND HATERS THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT. TO MY SON I'LL REMEMBER YOU UNTIL MY DEATH! WE KNEW THE JEALOUSY WAS THERE AND WE HAD TALKED ABOUT SOME INDIVIDUAL HATERS AND HE KNEW THAT WHEN THEY WOULD COME IT WOULD BE WITH GUNS NOT FIST. VICENTE SAID DAD I'LL DIE TRYING TO WIN!! YOU HAVE KILLED MY SON BUT YOU CAN NOT KILL THE MEMORIES OF HIS TOTAL LIFE WITH ME SINCE BIRTH!! VICENTE PLEASE DON'T GIVE THEM TROUBLE IN HEAVEN GOD JUST TALKED TO ME AND SAID YOU WANT TO BE THE BOSS THERE TOO!! ADIOS MI REY!!!!!!!!!! -- Robert Padilla


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To one of my best friends and a hell of a fighter Vicente "EL PICOSITO" Garcia; Keep those punches flying Brother!! -GOD BLESS.. Your homeboy Anthony. -- Anthony P.


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Vicente, 5-years-old with Shane Mosley


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HERE I AM 24 HOURS AFTER VICENTE'S MURDER. I WOKE UP AS I FELT MY SON WAS IN A MOTION TO WAKE ME UP THIS A.M. BUT WHY I DON'T KNOW. ALL I HEARD AWHILE LATER IS DAD YOUR THE GREATEST. THANKS SON BUT I MISS YOU ALREADY! WE LIVED TOGETHER 20 YEARS. I DON'T KNOW WHY I WROTE THIS BUT FOR SOME REASON I CAN NOT ERASE IT. GOD BLESS OUR FANS HE SAYS LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE IN THE RED CORNER -- Robert Padilla


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Vicente will be missed. It is sad how his life ended. I will keep Vicente and his family in my prayers and I will not let his memory die. I used to talk to Vicente before each of his fights, and it meant the world to me to know that he looked up to me. Today is a very sad day for boxing and New Mexico. I know Vicente would have been a champion in time. I hope the cowards that shot him and took his life, will be caught soon. I call them cowards because if they had a problem with Vicente they should have settled fist to fist. Cowards use guns, real men use their fists, that's why boxing is so popular. To Vicente's family you are in my prayers and God bless you all. Rest in peace homie, and put in a good word for me up in heaven. A Homie for life!!! -- Johnny "Mi Vida Loca" Tapia


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JOHNNY SINCE VICENTE WAS ABOUT 4 HE ALWAYS WANTED TO FIGHT ON A JOHNNY TAPIA CARD HE USED TO SAY DAD WHEN I BECOME A PRO BOXER I WANT TO BE ON JOHNNY'S CARD. WELL LAST YEAR HIS DREAM ALMOST CAME TRUE BUT A LAST MINUTE DISAPPOINMENT HAPPENED AND YOU WERE OFF THAT CARD. VICENTE WAS DEVESTATED AND I ALMOST PULLED HIM OFF THE CARD TOO BECAUSE HE WAS SO HURT AND DISAPPOINTED AND I WAS AFFRAID HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FIGHT BUT HE SAID DAD I WANT TO FIGHT AT TINGLEY WIN OR LOSE I SAID ARE YOU SURE SON HE SAID TO ME DAD REMEMBER I AM NOT FIGHTING ON THE JOHNNY TAPIA UNDER CARD BUT REMEMBER JOHNNY FOUGHT HERE AND IT WILL BE AS GOOD TO ME TO SAY I FOUGHT AT THE SAME PLACE MY IDLE FOUGHT "JOHNNY T" -- Robert Padilla


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Mr. Padilla, I have all the respect in the world for you and your family. I am so hurt about what happened to Vicente, I wish I knew who the punks were that did this to him. I still can't believe it. I am sorry his wish never came true to fight on my card, but I will honor him for my next fight. If you or your familia needs anything you can call me anytime I will be here for whatever you need, you know what I mean. I know Vicente will be your guardian angel from now on just like my mom is for me, the only thing that can comfort people at a time like this is knowing that Vicente is in a better place and remember payback is a ****** You have numbers Roberto call me anytime. your bro, Johnny T. -- Johnny Tapia


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Im sorry to hear the bad news. News I regret to hear. Reguardless of what happens I know Vicente Garcia better known as "Picosito" is a great person, and a HELLA-va fighter. I can tell you now that he is in a great place, and that none of us should be sad because he is the lucky one. Where he is at, there is not HATERS, there is no ENVY, and he'll realize how much fans he really has, when he looks down and see's us mourning the fact that he passed away. Life is short, we need to remember that what we have can be taken from us befor you can snap your fingers. I'll definately miss all the sparing sessions, jokeing times, arguements, and most of all the presence of This Champ. -- David Martinez and Team Martinez


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Vicente, I never could imagine anything like this happening. Im gonna miss driving down our street in our barrio and seen you out side of your pad with your hands in the air saying "q-vo". Im gonna miss you, and cherish the good times we had together homie. Like I said in my other post, Keep those punches flying champ!! Robert, your in mine and my families prayers... god bless you and your family, if you guy's need anything at all just let us know. You raised your son right and made him the champ he IS, not only in the ring but in life in general!! TO THE HATERS WHO TOOK A GREAT PERSON AWAY FROM US, ALL I HAVE TO SAY TO YOU IS KARMA IS A B**CH GOD BLESS, ANTHONY -- Anthony P.


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Robert we cant tell u and your family how very sorry we are for ur loss. We are both at a loss for words and in disbeliefe that someone could take such a beautiful and youthfull life. We will miss u dearly and always keep u in are hearts. You will always be rememberd as a great fighter as well as a great person. Were gonna miss you coming over watching the fights and you and Hector making bets and taking eachothers money playing video games and keeping me up till 5 in the morning. You will always be our nm champ love -- Hector and Carmella Munoz


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Rob, I'm at a loss for words. My heart bleeds for you and your son. You guys were always First Class in my book. I had followed you guys along ways from the amateurs fighting Alvarado to the pros and watching you guys on television. You guys have taught me a lot in this business and for that I can never thank you enough. We are Brothers In Boxing for this life and beyond. Rest In Peace Vicente
-- Chris Morris/Rocky Mountain Boxing


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Sorry to hear about Vinc. Our prayers are with you all. Bobby just wanted me to let you know that he will never forget that Vinc was the best of the best. May GOD Bless you all, and my he lift you up and carry you in your time of need. -- AnnaLou and Bobby from San Jose boxing gym


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Just want to say Sorry for your lost, he is in a better place now and he will be missed greatly in the boxing community. My prayers go out to his family and friends God Bless! -- SmiLez


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MR.PADILLA; ALL I CAN SAY RIGHT NOW IS THAT WE (THE ARMIJO FAMILIA) ARE WITH YOU, IF THERE'S ANYTHING I CAN DO, PLEASE JUST LET ME KNOW, I JUST READ THE NEWS AFTER I CAME HOME FROM WORK AND I FEEL VERY SAD. PICOSITO WAS A GOOD KID, AND A PROUD BOXER. I WOULD BE HONORED TO ATTEND "PICOSITO'S" FUNERAL. -- Rene Armijo


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My husband and I had the pleasure of meeting Picosito after a fight in Ignacio -- he will always be in our hearts as the good, humble person we knew. What a shock - and a big, big loss to the boxing arena of Southwest U.S.A. Picosito - you will always be an angel to us. Prayers go to the familia, our hearts are very heavy and we are thinking of you all right now. -- Colorado Fan


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We are deeply saddened by the loss of Vincent, an inspiration to many of the young boys who watched him and wanted to be like him. We pray for comfort to his family and pray that those responsible will be brought quickly and swiftly to justice. We will carry him in our hearts and in the power of our punches as we continue to honor him in the ring. -- Howard and David Neil


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SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS "PICO" WAS A WARRIOR BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE RING. HE WILL BE MISSED GREATLY AND MY PRAYERS GO TO OUT TO ALL HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS. RIP PICO. -- west


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I am so sorry that Vicente won't be with us. I remember meeting up with Mr. Padilla and Vicente at Baldwin Park, California for a boxing tournament back in 1995 or '96. We had good times being around Vicente and I will always remember refferring a boxing bout for him when he was a junior. That was an honor. I will keep him and his family in my prayers. He will be missed. -- Jesus Banuelos - "Junior"


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our hearts are so saddened by this news. pico and robert are two out of many great people we've had an honor to meet. our prayers go out to the family of your son robert. may god bless and look over you. -- Gonzales and Marquez from Colo.


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Bernie myself and everyone from T.U.F.F. send our deepest sympathy and regards to you and your family. It has affected all of us in the boxing community. He will be in our prayers. Rest In Peace PICOCITO...... you will be sorely missed. -- Juan Rey


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I am so sorry to see him taken this way. I went to school with Vince. We played ball together, even worked out in the wrestling room. He had a bright future, and I hope we can honor him by ending all cowardice in our society. -- Alberto


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Vicente you made your pro debut with me, you were a 17 year old boy with the biggest balls I had ever seen. You asked me for a fight when you knew the legal age was 18. I watched you grow into a man in and out of the ring. You never ducked a fight and took the easy way out. I new in the beginning with you and your dad you would become one of New Mexico's greatest. Go to God now and be in peace, Robert remember you will always have sons at K.O.X. Patrick, Tony, Andy and Eric. From our family to yours Vicente Rest in Peace and God Bless. -- Eric Holmes, KOX


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Dear Robert, My heart goes out to you and your family. We have a lot of good memories of Vincent,from California, New York,Marquette Michigan and all over the country. Sammy and I learned a lot from you and Vicent. We will always cherish our good times together.I know the bond between father and son in this game and I can't imagine the pain you must be going through. Whoever the coward is that pulled the trigger...I HOPE YOU ROT IN HELL!! Our prayers our with you. REST IN PEACE VINCENT. -- SAM & SAMMY DI PACE


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Words cant express our deepest sorrows for your loss.This tragidy has stuck the biggest blow New Mexico boxing will ever endure.Not only was Vince a great boxer but more he was a beutiful person.The smile he greeted everyone with will forever be in our hearts.our Hearts and prayers got out to you Robert well all love you and will be here for you God bless you Robert,we all know that Vince is in Heaven with our Lord. -- Rick, Sr., Rick, Jr. & Family


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Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family,we will miss all the fun times we had in the gym with Picosito a young man willing to help any one get ready for a fight and ask for nothing in return. New Mexico has lost a grate Boxer and world class young man. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. "RIP" PICOSITO. -- Ray Lopez


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I cannot begin to say how sorry we are. When your call came in this morning I expected the usual joke and laughs we always start our conversations with. There are not enough words to say what Picosito brought to our lives. He was such a pleasure to work with. You raised a fine young man and he will always be a champ. There will always be a "Team Nuevo Mejico" as long as The true New mexico Boxing fans are alive. His heart is big enough to cover all of New mexico and he has touched us all. May all his memories bring you and your family comfort forever. God Bless your family and please call if there is anything at all we can do for you. Our hearts are with you. -- Ross and Angela, Fire Inside


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ROBERT,& family, we the crespin family are very, very sorry to here about vicente, he will alway's be in are heart's,and prayer's, and we will alway's remember all the good time's we had together with vicente and you and my family.we will miss you VICENTE EL PICOSITO GARCIA. [OUR CHAMP]. -- Crespin Family


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There can be no words that will make the hurt go away but I do want you to know that I will be praying for your loss. I can't tell you how much Vicente has helped and supported me and my teammates at Winkeljohn's kickboxing. We were all shocked and in disbelief that his precious life was taken. It seems so unfair and so wrong. We are all blessed to have know such a wonderful person. I will always remember his kindness and his respect for everyone around him. He was a great person and a true champion. Vicente will hold a special place in all our hearts and he will never be forgotten. If you need anything do not hesitate to call. May God truly bless you all.. -- Holly Holm


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Dear Robert, I am so very sorry for your loss! My prayers are with you. Your commitment to your son and his career combined with his drive and determination was amazing! Vincent was a good kid, I'm fortunate to have watched him grow up in the gym and from a boy to a young man, I'm sure he will be missed. God Bless you and your family. -- Monica Michel (Youngblood)


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This breaks my heart. I had the up most respect for Picosito. If there was any N.M. fighter that I would like to see win a world Title, it would be him. To me he was what the sport was all about. Win or lose he got in the ring with whoever they put him against, fought his heart out and didn't dodge anyone. Im sorry Mr Padilla that you have to go through this. My prayers are with you, and your whole family. It's scary that these streets have spineless, heartless suckas that have no respect for anothers life. They will get theres 10 fold. It all catches up to you in the END. -- Pete


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My little sister is Angela Enriquez, she was Vicente's friend in Colorado. I had the opportunity to meet Vicente at my parent's house when he came to Colorado to escort my sister to her senior prom. I had met him a few times before that at boxing events with her, and I just want to say I am so very sorry for your loss. Vicente had a big heart and showed much respect to my sister and our family when he was here. He called her all the time to see how she was doind, or just to say. Like I said, I only met him a few times, but I am glad I can say I met him at all. I went with my sister and Angela to Albuquerque one time and ate dinner with Vicente at Applebees. I remember telling my sister that I thought he was a good person with a good heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. -- Andrea Harris


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Robert, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this great loss. May God bless you with peace and strength as you trust in Him to get you through. DeLosSantos family. -- North Star Productions, Roswell


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My prayers are with you Robert and your family.I know Vincent will not be forgotten.He was one of the boxers I used as a good example of hard work and following a dream.I was proud to have Vincent as a friend and I was proud to talk about him to kids I helped with boxing and after school programs.I know you were very proud of Vincent,Robert.God bless you and your family.If there is anything I can help with,please let me know,because you were always there Robert. God Bless3. -- Bryan "El indio" Garcia


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just wanted to come by after I read this on myspace. God always has a plan for us. a lot of the time we don't understand it but Pico is with him now. May god bless this family. -- Nate Campbell


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Your son is the only man to ever put me down on the canvas. I'll always respect and remember him. -- Gabe


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Words cannot express the impact of the loss of this talented young man. De todo los nortenos "Qud Dios Bendiga la Familia de Picosito". He will forever live in the hearts of his family,friends, and fans. -- Kat


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Mr Padilla our thought's and prayer's go out to you and your family. Vince was a vary respectful young man. He left a vary good impression on our son Patrick and thank you for teaching Vince to be a loving and caring young man. Patrick was vary upset last night and asked why would any one do this i told him this world is full of hate and Vince is in a better place. Take one day at a time because it's going to be hard. God bless you. -- Pat, Mary and little Pat Encinias


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Robert, You know it took me well over 24 hours to muster up the will to post something. It's still extremely difficult for me to fathom, much less accept what has happened. His pro debut with K.O.X was the first NM fight I had shot, and looking back on all of his fights I was fortunate enough to attend, it was obvious that his genuine character and friendly smile were the products of a loving father that was there for him, through thick and thin. It is truly because of your guidance and love, he is a champ and will always be, in the hearts of all those who were blessed to have met him. On behalf of myself, Andy, Tom (yes I'm speaking for you guys!) Our deepest sympathies. Like Austin said, there isn't anything I could say that hasn't been said about your son. -- Javier Zamora


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hey vince was my best cuz i ever had and to hear that he passed i was mad and the people who did it dont know what it feels like to have lost a loved one so i hope they get cought and put in jail FOR LIFE I LOVE YOU VINCE AND WE ALL MISS YOU. -- Terijo Olvera


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Robert ...You and Vicente are in our prayers and words are just not enough. Vicente was always there with encourgement and support for all the amateur's and pro's in our program so now it's time for us to show our support. We are working on a fund raising idea, and we will be there for you and your family. Vicente was always there to support our teams, so now is the time to show our support. We are working on a fund raising idea and will be there for you. God bless you and your family. -- Bernie and Lydia Sanchez


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I am a huge fan of Vicente I met him Several Times and got some autographed pictures. I would go to most of his fights and enjoyed all of them especially the knock outs but i am truly sorry about your loss.. my condolences to his family..and may GOD BLESS YOU ALL!! -- Girl Box Fan


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Robert, Words cannot express the sadness that filled our hearts on Thursday morning when we heard of Vicentes passing.First we would like to Thank You and Vince for all the advice and words of encouragment given to Brandon at the gym,we will never forget eaither of you for that.Vicente was truly a role model for so many young fighters.We also know that there is nothing that can be said or done that can make this any easier or make your pain any less. Sometimes bad things happen to good people.We will miss seeing Vicentes smiling face when we walk into the gym everyday,and we hope to see you there from time to time offering support to the kids,and to the sport that Vicente loved soo much.It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye -- Dan,Myra,and Brandon Pizarro


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Dear Mr. Padilla and Family, My family and I were deeply saddened when we heard the horrific news today. We are so sorry for your great loss. Our condolences and prayers go out to you and your family. Picocito was a friend of our son, Josh Torres. Vicente was a very handsome and respectful young man. He was an inspiration to our son, Josh, and many other young boxers. Vicente took the time to attend amateur fights and give young amateur boxers hope of being successful like him. One day, Picocito came to our house with Josh, and we asked them to go to the store to buy red chili. Picocito would not let us give him any money. He insisted on buying the chili for us. He was very generous and kind. He will always be in our hearts and thoughts. New Mexico has lost not only a great boxer but also a Hero. -- Roy and Michelle Padilla


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To the family of Vincente Garcia, Vincente will truly be missed, we would like to offer our deepest condolences. Vincente was a great fighter and had a bright future and it truly sadens our heart to hear that he is gone. If you need anything at all we will be there for you. God Bless, Joe Cruz & the Cruz Family


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ROBERT OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. WE LOST A TRUE CHAMP. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ROCKY AND RICHIE


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It is always a tragic event when boxing loses one of it's family. No matter the age 15 or 98 it is still a painful thing for us all. I personaly want to send out a prayer to the Garcia family for their loss. He is in a better place now and will be missed down here on this earth by everyone in the boxing community. -- Torrence Daniels


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Mr. Padilla im sorry to hear of your sons early passing. I'm a NM boxing fan and was fan of your son! i'm a father of a 4 year old and i hope and pray i can raise my son to me a stong man like your son! He was everything good for boxing and i only hope my son will have the courage, integrity the pride and heart that you your son has. I pray for you and i know i never met you just know that god has a plan for all of us! The great people go first because god wants warriors by his side! If you need anything i'm hear for you and your family! Just email me! To the people that did this god knows who you are and you will meet your judgement! -- Anthony


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My husband and I are avid fans of New Mexico Boxing and it's Boxers. We always attend the matches and cheer on our hometown heroes. This is a senseless tragedy and may those who are guilty be brought to justice. Some of my family members over the years have suffered the same fate, and for what? Anyway, my sincerest condolences go out to you and your family, friends and acquaintences. Just know that Vicente is resting now with our Lord. Take care and don't give up the fight.. -- Sunshine


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Robert, I am very very sorry for your loss. I know that there is nothing I can say to ease your pain, but I wish you all the support in the world. I know that this is not the grand scheme of things. Your children are supposed to out live you; not you out live your kids. Pico will be greatly missed. -Jason Bray


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I was blessed with the oppertunity to meet and learn from Vicente and I am very thankfull. He was always so polite and helpful when he would come and workout at our gym. We have lost an excellent fighter and a good person. My prayers are with the family and he will be missed. God Bless. -- Jodie Esquibel


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MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE PADILLA FAMILY , I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING VINCENTE IN IGNACIO WE FOUGHT ON THE SAME CARD TOGETHER HE WAS A WELL SPOKEN POLITE KID AND IAM DEEPLY SADDENED TO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOULITTLE BROTHER GOD BLESS YOU IN HEAVEN NEVER FORGET YOU. -- Terri "Li'l Loca" Cruz


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From one New Mexico mom to another New Mexico family. Please accept my sincere sympathy and know that I am praying for you. A young man working hard to succeed and his life cut so short. May those involved in this tragedy be found and justice be brought to him and for his family. Con carino, Nancy A. Lopez


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We are very sorry for the loss of Vicente. Our son Ruben Lucero is also a boxer but he is 12 years of age and we can not imagine how it feels to loose someone that close to you. My son has been fighting for a year now and liked the fighting style of Vicente and Ray Sanchez ever since the last fight at the Route 66 Casino so he asked us to print him out a copy of his obituary to hang in his room for inspriration, so thank you to Mr. Padilla for this inspiration. Again we are sorry for your loss. -- Lucero family


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MR. PADILLA, ALTHOUGH I NEVER MET YOU PERSONALLY I HAVE MET PICO. WHAT A TERRIBLE LOSS TO A BEAUTIFUL LIFE. JUSTICE WILL BE SERVED. POWERMOVES WILL BE MAKING A DONATION AS WELL. MY PRAYERS GO TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND THE HOPES THAT THE PEOPLE WHO DID THIS ARE CAUGHT. GOD BLESS YOU. -- POWERMOVES ENTERTAINMENT


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DEAR ROBERT, WE ARE ALL VERY SADDENED WITH THE LOSS OF YOUR SON, OUR BROTHER, "EL PICOSITO". WE WILL NEVER FORGET HIM, HIS SPIRIT WILL LIVE ON IN ALL OF US THAT KNEW HIM AND THOSE THAT WE WILL SHARE THE MEMORY OF HIM WITH. FIT FIGHT TEAM


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VINCE WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL ... FUNNY TALANTED PERSON I HAVE EVER COME ACROSS... HE WAS FULL OF LIFE, LAUGHTER, AND LOVE. HIS SMILE COULD LIGHT UP A ROOM AND HIS PRESENCE COULD MAKE THE MOOD... I AM GOING TO MISS HIS GOFY WAYS AND HIS SILLY LIL JOKES.. AND HIM CALLING ME LATE AT NIGHT TELLIN ME HIS EARS WERE COLD AND THAT HE NEEDED SOME EAR MUFFS LOL !! AND HIS ALL TIME FAMOUSE ... RIGHT ON PATNUH LOL!! I WILL GREATLY MISS HIM.. MOST IMPORTANTLY I WILL ALWAYS KEEP A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART FOR HIM... MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU MR. PADILLA MAY VICENTE "PICO" GARCIA R.I.P !! LETS NOT LOOK AT THIS AS HIS DEATH BUT LETS LOOK AT THIS TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS. LETS ALWAYS REMEBER THE GOOD TIMES WE HAD WITH HIM AND THE SMILE AND LAUGHTER HE BROGHT UPON US. HE IS IN A BETTER PLACE NOW LOOKIN OVER EACH AND EVERYONE OF US... TIL WE MEET AGAIN. -- AMANDA


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After the funeral i found this poem that i would like to dedicate to vicente..... If teardrops were a stairway and heartaches made a lane, we would walk a path to heaven and bring you back again. A thousand times we've cried and a thousand times we needed you. If our love could have save you, you would have never died. ~unkown~ We all miss you pico!!!! Mr. Robert Padilla...i hope you and your family are all doing better. My prayers are with you all god bless and take care ~Angela Enriquez


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We are deeply sorry for your loss Mr. Padilla. Vicente was a great fighter even as an amateur he showed much potential of becoming a CHAMPION, In my eyes he had conquered NM... Our prayers are with Vicente and your family... - Ronnie & Anthony Vialpando


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I am just furious about Garcia's murder and now knowing a little more makes it even worse. This is obviously a jealousy motivated murder, with Cordova once being a boxing coach of some kind. You can tell the kind of person he is by how quickly his 'boyz' turned his sorry azz in. My question for them is why didn't you turn him in before he murdered Garcia? This wasn't a random thing, I'm sure he bragged and talked about it beforehand. Anyone who had any idea that this was coming shares some guilt in my eyes and contributed to Garcia's bloodshed. To Jospeh Michael Cordova, you took a life so much more valuable than your own that your death will do no justice. I wouldn't pisz on you if you were on fire. I hope you spend your life in prison with pain, tormentation and torture that is 100 fold the pain you have caused everyone who cared for Vicente and 1000 times the pain you have brought on a good man in Robert Padilla. We love you Rob and Vicente. Stay Strong. Soon it will be PICO TIME for Cordova! -- Chris Morris


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I am very sorry to learn of such a tragic loss for New Mexico and the sport of boxing. Vince was very promising for a great career and it is a shame there are cowards out there that did not have the balls to face him in the ring. I have followed his career and always admired and respected that he never ducked anyone. I am certain his goals of becoming a world champ would have been attained and it disgusts me that it was prevented by a loser and coward who probably had no goals in their own meaningless and unproductive life. Mr Padilla, I am sorry for your loss...it is a loss to all of us who knew Vicente and what a great talent and respectable person he is. I will always remember El Picosito as our next world champ and I'm sure everyone else who knew him will remember him with the same regard. Rest In Peace Vicente!-- Tony Lopez


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Thank each and every one of you who have wrote these poems for my hito we really appreciate it. Here is a website for all to visit and pay there respect and light a candle if you want to . http://vincent-garcia.memory-of.com/ -- huera


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They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. - William Penn -- Sunshine


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Hello Robert, My most sincere condolences for "Picosito". I had the unfortunate experience of calling his Espanola fight due to the thumbing of his eye. I am sure Vicente was very angry with me, but we talked thereafter and he smiled and said, "My eye is perfect, doc". He was a very talented professional boxer with the heart of a lion! I will miss him for the pre-fight physicals and his smile when I would ask him about his eye. God bless you and I hope to see you at some boxing venues: as I know Vicente will surely be there with us in spirit. -- Ringside Doc


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Robert I'm very sorry with the lost of Vicente my prayers are with you and your family. PICOSITO was a big mentor for the 505 amateur boxing and pro's . If you need any thing my friend just a phone call away. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. -- round one


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To Robert, family, friends and fans. Words can't express what you must be going through. The loss of Vicente carries a heavy heart and a lump in my throat. His support to amateur boxing was seen as one who did not forget where he started (or for that case, where he was going). I was fortunate enough to talk with him and see that he cared so much for things that most people don't see. We all share in the loss but as a father myself........ Can't even imagine...... The cowards who did this will face our maker in time. However, with that statement I hope and pray it happens on terms we dictate on earth today. Until then, my prayers are to you, your family, his friends and fans. Gavin


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PICOSITOOOOOOOOO ya boy shark, how I miss that already. Miss you kid --Jason Bray


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Robert, It has been a long time since we have spoken, but I want you to know that I followed Vicente's career and was very proud of what the both of you had done. Always the warrior, never ducking anyone he was a true symbol of what I like to believe boxers are supposed to be. You, your family, and Vicente are in the thoughts and prayers of my family. Please let me know if there is anything that we can do. God Bless, The Linson Family


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Robert,On behalf of the Aragon Family, I would like to offer our condolences to you and your family. I remember giving Vicente a rosary before one of his fights at Santa Ana Casino which in fact he won. I will cherish that memory for the rest of my life. God Bless To Amigo Siempre Ricardo Aragon


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my family and i would like to send our condolences out to robert and family. vicente called us a couple of times to see how we were doing, and cant believe the jealousy of some people. may he rest in peace and he will forever be in our hearts. again we are sorry for your loss. -- Steve Gonzales and family from northern CO


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Pico, I will miss your early morning texts and phone calls just to say good morning and wish me a good day. You were the one person who could effortlessly bring a smile to anyone's face. Yur captivating smile and laughter will be be imprinted in my heart forever. You were loved by so many people and will be missed dearly. May you rest in peace Vicente and my God bless your family during this very difficult time. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON!! Christina


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Vicente you were a CHAMPION THROUGH OUT YOUR CAREER, NEVER DUCKING ANY BODY. GOD BLESS REST IN PEACE. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY. -- Ricardo Aragon


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Robert, Royce and I cannot believe what has happened. We will miss Vicente alot. He was always smiling and never was too embarrassed to give us a hug and always made us laugh when we were feeling down. Our hearts just sunk.Our prayers are with you and your family.Vicente had turned out to be the real "champion".God Bless you and your family. -- Royce and Jenny Saxon


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Vicente I will miss u.Traning will not be the same i will miss all the times you tell me that," are you done already" but i know it's all love or telling robert "dad tell her stop slacking off." The gym wont be the same I will miss you so much. Robert and Vicente are a family to me no matter what I will miss you so much.With lots of love to you Vicente and Robert. WITH LOVE,Victoria Cisneros and my son James.


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Hi I would first like to say how very sorry I am for the loss of a great guy. I first got to know Vicente through my best friend, and his cousin Yvette. From that one time on the phone, I knew he was a great guy although I wasn't as close to him as I would of liked, I still got to make wonderful memories that will stay in my heart forever. One that keeps popping up in my head is "2+2=4 sho" this was a saying that my friend had said, and it stuck to Vince, so every time I here that I will always think of him. Vince could always make you laugh no matter what the situation and that's what I liked about him most. Finally to Vince you are one great guy who will be missed. I know you are in a better place where you feel no pain, and you watching everyone of us guide and guard us lord knows we need it.R.I.P My heart goes out to the family, I hope your pain will go away in time. Cynthia


















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Vicente Garcia might not have had the belt, but he had the heart of a champion

By Chris Cozzone

This is what was posted Wednesday night at 8:41 PM on the NewMexicoBoxing.com bulletin board:

“GOOD LUCK SHAWN HOPE TO SEE THAT BELT IN YOUR POSITION WHEN YOU COME BACK BRING IT BY THE GYM SO ALL THE AMATEURS SEE IT. FROM ROBERT AND PICOSITO, TEAM NUEVO MEXICO”

Five hours later, one-half of “Team Nuevo Mexico,” Albuquerque welterweight Vicente Garcia—“Picosito” as he is known to his fans and friends—was found dead in the passenger seat of an abandoned Cadillac still running on idle. The boxer’s young 20-year-old, always-in-shape body was riddled with bullets.

Today, the other half of Team Nuevo Mexico, Robert Padilla, both trainer and father (actually his grandfather, but having raised Vicente, was called “Dad”), grieves deeply.

As does the entire boxing community.

The posting said it all.

Despite the criticism Shawn Gallegos received for taking a week’s notice fight against a former two-time world champion Randall Bailey (they fight tonight in Hollywood, Fla.—see below), Garcia did not fail to offer up a word of encouragement.

That’s what kind of person Vicente Garcia was.

If there was ever a team player in such an individual, egocentric sport like boxing, Garcia was him.

Attend any amateur boxing smoker, any pro weigh-in or press conference—whether he was fighting or not—and you’d find him (and Padilla) in the crowd, shouting out encouragement, cheering on the home team.

When Johnny Tapia fought Marco Antonio Barrera he was there, in Las Vegas, “TAPIA” shaved into his hair-do. When he landed a TV fight, you’d see “505” or the zia symbol shaved in.

And if you wanted support on the oftentimes-hate-driven boxing bulletin board, it came from Vicente.

Bring back that belt . . .

Come back a winner . . .

He was much-needed good luck, and a much-needed good sport.

And one helluva fighter.

Most of the time, you couldn’t say a bad thing about him. He took on all takers and he fought his heart out. He took risks—his 13-5 (9 KOs) record shows it, be it against tougher opposition, an on-the-road fight or by going pro at the tender age of 17, after a star amateur career.

When he was criticized, the kid took it like a man, shook his head or shrugged, laughed and joked . . . and always came back a stronger fighter.

When, last summer, he lost a fight on a fluke injury sustained in the ring, after showing the devastation he felt by pounding the canvas, he shook it off and, with tears still streaming down his face, shouted to the crowd, “I’ll be back! I’ll be back!”

This time, he will not be back.

Gunned down in the hometown he never failed to mention in an interview, Garcia’s life and promising career was cut short by a thug haters who, by all appearances, set him up to die.

Garcia lived, breathed and loved the sport of boxing. You’d rarely find him out of the gym.

He also showed an equal zest for life, for rarely was he in a solemn mood, not joking or laughing with someone.

He was loved—more than he was hated, that’s for sure.

Garcia’s would-be promoter, Top Rank will toll a ten-count on tonight’s Telefutura card. They’d hoped to sign Garcia, and had a crosstown fight in the works between him and Ray Sanchez III. If Garcia scored the upset, as the majority of local fight fans figured he would, a fight with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. might have been his—as would, a contract.

He sure was game . . . gamer than anyone locally has been in years.

He would’ve fought anybody . . . and did.

But fists can do little against guns.

Representing your city and fighting your heart out did not matter to the killers who, while putting bullets in a 20-year-old kid with a lust for life, were doubling as a firing squad for a sport that is already struggling to hang on in New Mexico.

But a death, or a critical wound to a sport he loved is not what Vicente would have wanted.

Keep fighting! he would’ve said.

Pick yourselves up and keep throwing punches!

Was Vicente Garcia a future world champion?

Maybe. Maybe not.

He was learning, he was improving . . . the potential was there. Whether it would’ve happened, is academic.

The belt, the medals he earned as a top amateur, and, certainly, the paper qualifications that label one a “champion” issued from today’s murky alphabet soup of sanctioning bodies; none of that really applies here.

Vicente “Picosito” Garcia had the heart of a champion.

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FROM PICOSITO'S MY SPACE; hey whatz up all well a lil about me im a chicano from Burque 505 im 5"10 150 pounds i am a professional boxer i have 12 wins 5 loss 9 knockouts, other then boxing i like to spend as much time as i can with my FAMILIA , . im the type of guy that likes to make people laugh so if ur having a bad day just call me and i will brighten it up for you:) por favor beleave it. i come from the streets i live in the barrio but i am trying to make it im doing the best i can and so far it is working for me i have a good grandpa on my side. my parents are locked up ive seen it all from street fights and ranking people in to killings ya i live that life but im trying to do something different like became a world champ. anything else u want to know about me hit me up and ask me and ill answer anything u have to ask.but i am just looking for friends but if a it comes to a relationship u have to be the right girl for me. I also have alot of people that look up to me for everyhting that i am doing i have my babygirl my EXGirlfriends lil sister that i love with all my heart she is so precious and gorgeous i love her to death i do as much as i can for her i treat her like my own kid. i also have alot of lil kids that look up to me for being a pro boxer i treat everyone with as much respect as i can i support everyone in everything that they do i love to see a latino trying to make it in life because i am one of them myself like my boy JUAN GAMBINO we are putting BURQUE AND NUEVO MEXICO ON THE MAP he raps for me live when i walk into the boxing ring and he shows me alot of love we are like a big familia we do what we can for eachother and another man that helps me out and i give him and his familia the most respect in the world is JEEF PADILLA AKA BODINE he is locked up but he is doing what he can for me and GAMBINO we have a clothing line by the name of GOODGUY CLOTHING CHECK OUT THE SITE WWW.GOODGUYCLOTHING.COM IT IS A LATINO LABEL REPPIN THE SOUTHWEST U CAN FIND IT ALL OVER BURQUE THE CLOTHES ARE IN RAW MUZIK ON CENTRA AND TINGLEY, AT MR C T'S, HUB CITY, KO WIRELESS, TOBY'S SPORTS IN ESPANOLA, AND ALSO PARADISE VILLAGE U CAN FIND THE CLOTHES AT ALL THESE STORES WE ALSO HAVE GIRL SHIRTS CALLED HOTTIE GIRL ALSO BY GOODGUY CLOTHING AND U CAN ALSO GET A HOLD OF ME TO GET SOME OF THE CLOTHES THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS ANYTHING ELSE U WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HIT ME UP AND ASK EL PICOSITO -- Robert Padilla


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Vicente as an amateur.

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vicente, from watching you fight to dancing in your arms my senior prom you touched my life in such a positive way. Even though you always hid your thoughts and feelings i knew what was going on even if you thought i didn't. you're going to be missed by so many people. When i heard about it i almost fainted and i wanted it to be a dream, but here it is hours later and i'm still crying. i'm sure going to miss you. to his family and friends god bless and you have all my support, love, and prayers. R.I.P. Vicente always, angela enriquez
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To pico's family, friends, and supports Vicente was a true person, in his heart and his mind. No matter what he had to do he gave it 110% rain or shine. his personality was serious when it came to boxing, but once you got to know him....you just kept laughing and laughing. His punches were hard and solid but his touch outside the ring was gentle. It was like he was two different people but came out as one. So his life had it's up's and down's but so do everyone's. he changed his life in such a positive way that it made others jealous. yet no matter how many times i (or anyone else) told him to be careful he still had his fun and tried to get along with everyone. whoever did this you're going to pay one way or another cuz what goes around comes around. you killed a friend, son, grandson, ex-boyfriend (or current boyfriend), and you also killed boxing cuz without him in that ring fighting for new mexico everyone lost something. god bless his family R.I.P. Vicente see you in the end much love, angela enriquez -- Angela Enriquez


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Pro debut 2-28-04: TKO over Martin Quiroz, Bernalillo

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You danced in the dark, a beautiful man much wiser than your years. I am so glad I met you and your beautiful father. Those that took your life are cowards of the lowest order. I will always remember you as the best welterweight in NM who would take on anyone. My prayers are with Robert and those that loved you. May God keep you in his garden and hopefully there is a boxing ring there. -- NM Fan


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5-28-04: UD-4 over Al Salinas, Bernalillo

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Robert, Our boxing family has lost a true warrior. I remember making Vince laugh down at San Jose. He was always willing to laugh at my stupid jokes. We will truly miss him. I wish I had the answers to stop all the sensless bloodshed. I know the murderers will be caught soon. May God grant you peace in this difficult time. Please call if we can help in any way. Dan&Debbie, Mark, Jayla, Jason, Ray, Frank, Mike, Cesar, Beto and Ben. -- Double D Boxing


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9-24-04: KO-1 over Calvin Pitts, Albuquerque

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Robert---you must know how I feel about the loss of my "hito". When he adopted me as his "Grandma", I also adopted him as my "grandson". I haven't contacted you sooner because I couldn't talk about it. I didn't want to accept his dying in such a tragic way. All I could think was, "God don't let it be true". Anger came next. Today, I am numb from all the sadness and anger; and I realize we have to accept God's Will just like I did when my daughter was taken from me at such an early age. God needed Vicente sooner than he needed you or I and someday we will all be together again never to part. God Bless you, your family and friends and I'm here whenever you need me. AND DON'T TELL ME, NO MORE TEAM NUEVO MEXICO, YOUR TEAM WILL ALWAYS EXIST IN OUR HEARTS. -- Love, Cordie


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10-22-04: TKO-2 over Ruben Lopez, El Paso

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I am so sorry about Vincent. I am sure that no words can heal the hurt you feel inside. I know I haven't seen you in a while, but I haven't forgotten all of the good people that I was blessed to meet during my involvement in boxing. Please trust in God,and I pray for Him to give you the strength to overcome your hurt. Remember, God will never give us any more than we can handle. Take care and God Bless you and your family, you all are always in my prayers. If there is anything that we can do for you please let me know. -- Gerri Savedra


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3-26-05: Win by DQ over Benjie Marquez, Espanola.

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THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS AND SUPPORT. FOR YOUR INFORMATION VICENTE AND I ALWAYS HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HIS AMATEUR BUDDIES OR HIS TRAVELING DAWGS. ARTURO CRESPIN AND HIS DAD CARLOS, AUSTIN TROUT AND SAMMY DEPACE SR. HIS COACH AND VICENTE GARCIA AND MYSELF. ALWAYS TRAVELING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER TO ALL KINDS OF TOURNAMENTS. WE WERE LIKE FAMILY VICENTE USED TO SAY. HE SAID ONE TIME TO ME ISN'T IT FUNNY DAD US SIX WERE ALL THE CHEERING FANS NEW MEXICO HAD AT THOSE TOURNAMENTS. -- ROBERT PADILLA


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5-21-05; Loss by split decision to Joe Gomez, Ignacio, Colo.

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Robert...I am so sorry about your loss, Vincente was truely a warrior in every sense of the word, inside and outside the ring...he always talked about fighting for the people of Albuquerque and New Mexico...Vincente was a old school fighter in every sense, taking on every challenge and fighting frequently...he will be tremendously missed by many people...this was a senseless act of violence that did not need to happen...Robert, you and your family are in my prayers and our gym will have moment of silence before the start practice tonight...Vincente "El Picosto" Garcia, rest in peace...Lorenzo H. Whitey Bloomfield Boxing


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6-12-05: KO-2 over Jeremiah Torres, Espanola.

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Robert, We are lost for words, going through our pictures of him at home and thinking of the time we all spent together, he was and continued to be part of our family.Vicente was Vincent Mirabal's idol and he is devistated by all of this. Vincente was special and an ispiration, he spent most of his time with the amateurs, attended most of the amateurs events and never hesitated to show love to the kids and because of this we would like to name the educational scholarships that we offer at our events for the young boxers comming up after VICENTE "EL PICOCITO" GARCIA. The gym will never be the same without him! On behalf of team mirabal our prayers are with you Robert,you and Vicente will have a place in our hearts forever.. R.I.P VICENTE,PURO AMOR!. -- TEAM MIRABAL


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11-25-05: UD-4 over Brad Jensen, Bernalillo.

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It is a dark, dark day for boxing in New Mexico. Vicente, you will be sorely missed. You represented everything that is positive in New Mexico boxing. You fought your heart out, never ducked anyone, and you went out of your way to support your fellow fighters, amateur or pro. The boxing arena is going to be a colder place without you, and the squared circle of the local scene is going to need a lot of support and cooperation (that it has never quite had before) if it is going to survive this blow. You may be physically gone, but we can still hear you up there yelling down at us: "Keep throwing punches! Get up and fight!" Always your friend and supporter. -- Chris Cozzone


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12-9-05: UD-6 over Orlando Cantera, Albuquerque.

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Robert, there is nothing that i could say that hasnt been said. All i can do is let you know that i will cherish the years that i have known Vincente. i remember when noone in new mexico wanted to go to the national tournaments, you and pico were right there next to us ready to drive and fight. the sparrin sessions the tournaments, and the pro cards that i have got to be on with vicente is locked and stored in my heart. God has a plan for everything and we just have to have faith that he knows what hes doin. ive been prayin long and hard for you and your family, and i hope everything gets better, and it will. Vincente was my road dog, and friend God bless his soul. TO THE ONES WHO TOOK THIS WARRIORS LIFE, YOU TOOK A WELL LOVED PERSON AND YOU KNOW U ARE MARKED MEN, AND LIKE MY COACH SAID, YOU CAN BURN IN HELL YOU FAG**S -- Austin "No Doubt" Trout


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1-6-06: TKO-3 over Fernando Chacon, Bernalillo.

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PURO AMOR POR EL PICOSITO ESTAN AQUI! PURE LOVE FOR PICOSITO IS HERE THANKS FANS. -- ROBERT PADILLA


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2-18-06: Loss by UD-4 to Ramon Montano, Las Vegas.

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I'm in shock still right now as I sit down at my computer. My roomate told me the news as I walked in the door five minutes ago and I still can't belive it. Obviously Vincent was loved by many in the boxing world judging by the immediate and overwhelming response to this tragedy. I saw Vincent for the first time in Abeqerque last December but did not meet him. I had the pleasure of meeting him in the ring in Lauglin Nev. earlier this year. He put me on the canvas in the first minute of the fight and from then on I knew my age advantage (11yrs) meant nothin to this kid. He gave me all I could handle over the course of the fight and pushed me to new limits. I thank God for the opportunity to know this young man even if for such a brief time. My familys hearts and prayers go out TO ALL OF THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF VINCENT GARCIA. Thanks again Vincent for the opportunity to know one another. Rest in peace homie and some day we'll lace em up again in heaven. much love, Art "All Heart" Medina and family. -- Art Medina


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5-20-06: TKO-1 over Franz Hantindi, Santa Fe.

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I had a dream ... God appeared through the fog with open arms and a smile on His face. Vicente went to our Lord, put his arms around Him and gave Him a big strong hug and smile than said, " I knew my dad would give me all the skills needed to become one of your greatest warriors". They then turned and walked back into the fog together. I woke up smiling thru my tears... I'm here when you need me Robert..God did bless you ! -- Sugie


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7-15-06: Loss by injury to Roberto Valenzuela, Espanola.

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stay stong robert all the preyers are with you, your family and everyone that is touched by this sad sad tragedy. i hope justcie is brought to the true B**ch that had to end such a bright future over jealousy. R I P picosito -- colorado


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The final fight, 9-1-06: TKO-1 over Cabien St. Pierre, Albuquerque.

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I'v contemplated, wondering what to say, our hearts are haevy with sadness. Be proud that you raised such a wonderful young man. We have learned so much from you and Vicente. Vicente always had a big smile and a big hug for us. Now it's God's turn to wrap his arms around Vince the way you always have. Always know that no one can really take him from us because he will always be in our hearts and prayers. Robert, we are deeply and sincerly sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in our prayers.....Amor.. Felipe and Cathy, New Mexico Promotions


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I cant explain the feeling that has gone through my entire family and I. The boys were devastated, I didnt even know what happened, they were the ones to notify me. I know its still a shock and doesnt feel real to everyone. I just want you to know that if we could do anything for you, we are here. We all loved Picosito, he will never be forgotten and will be missed dearly. God Bless you and your family, Monica and all his fans from Espanola


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Vicente; I went to bed last night wearing your "picosito" t-shirt, and woke up this morning looked in the mirror and broke down, for those few moments between waking up and looking in the mirror I did'nt have the thought of you being gone in my mind, but once i looked in the mirror and saw your shirt it hit me.... HARD. I still cant believe that your gone. Its like a bad dream... I remember we would always talk about how we were gonna build our houses in SAN JOSE and live in the barrio forever... So save me a spot next to you on "our block in our barrio" up in heaven for me brother!! q-vole CHAMP!! -- ANTHONY P


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Mr Padilla We are very sorry, When I heard the news it made me stop mid stride. This is just not right. Vicente has come to our gym many times to help our fighters. He was always fun, courteous and respectful. Vicente was a very talented man and a great fighter. He will be missed. It was our honor to have known him. Winkeljohn's Gym. -- Mike Winkeljohn


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I don't know what to say, all I can do is pray for you and your family. I've been to war and seen a many life cut short, but none so devastating as someone who shared the same passion for boxing. "Picosito" You were one hell of a character and one of the gamest fighters I've ever met. You always took the road less traveled and were fearless in your endeavors. My prayers are with you Robert. Terry "Gorilla" Green


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Team Nuevo Mexico, Mr Padilla just want'ed to let you know how very sorry I am for your loss. Vicente was one of kind indivdual. Mr Padilla the last time I talked to you, we talked about the stress and work thats involved with the sport of boxing, I want'ed to take this time to thank you and Vicente for the advice and freindship you gave me. Vicente had the hole package of what a fighter should be he had "HEART" Couarge and Love for his family and fans and "Pride". Every trainer dreams of having a "Fighter" with those qualities, you can'nt teach those things there gifts. My heart and prayers go out to and you'er family , Vicente will trully be missed. -- David Baca


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I want to send my apologies out to all of Vicentes family, friends and fans. I never had the chance to meet Vicente but I know a lot of people who have and all I ever heard were good things never anything bad. I am a huge fight fan so when I heard the horrible news I was saddened by it as if I had known him for years. Just the other day me and my boy Champ were talking about who we thought would win if Ray and Vicente were to ever fight and now we will never know. There will always be a TEAM NUEVO MEXICO in every one of us, Vicentes spirit will make sure of that. As the fight fan, I never saw Vicente duck a fighter, he always fought tough fighters. He wasnt trying to polish his record by fighting bums and that alone shows the kind of fighter he was and that is what I respected most about him.This sad tragedy has to open all of our eyes, life is too precious and it cant be taken for granted. We have to STOP THE VIOLENCE. Robert my prayers are with you and your family through this terrible time. Keep your head up and stay strong and may god bless you.As for the WEAK LOW LIFE that took Vicentes life may god bless you because trust me your going to need it......everyday for the rest of your weak l -- DOMN8


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Sorry to hear about Vicente. He was a great person and always took his time to talk to my boys and other boxers. Our prayers go out to you and your family Alex Partida Farmington, NM


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Robert, My prayers go out to you and your family. If you are in need of anything please contact me. This indeed is a very sad time for the boxing community. Since i left the commission i found myself following his career and every fight he amazed me. and when I heard the news it devasted me. his death cannot take away the impression he left on me and others. He will always be remembered. -Matt Mtz


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Robert: We know that God has a plan for all of us, but sometimes it is hard for us to understand why loved ones, like Vincent, are taken from us. I am sure there will be a place for my friend in Heaven, and sooner or later I hope to meet him there at ringside. With sincere sympaty from the bottom of my heart. Stan Gallup


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Vicente your memory lives on and you will always be missed... Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me. I took His hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all. I could not stay another day, to laugh, to love, to work or play; Tasks left undone must stay that way. If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah yes, these things too I will miss. Be not burdened with times of sorrow, I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life’s been full, I’ve savored much. Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch. Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, I’m with God now, I’ve been set free. -- Ashley


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I am sorry for your loss. Vicente was a great fighter, a nice guy and a good friend. He will be missed. My condolences go out to the family and friends. God bless you all. -- FRANKIE ARCHULETA


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As I sit here thinking to myself And holding back the tears I remember all the fun we had. I feel as if a part of my heart As been taknin away. When we weren't together We were on the phone talking all night During training as hard as it was I gave you your space So that all your focus was on boxing But as soon as that fight was over We were on the phone again. I only knew you for a year and half But during that time we built a strong friendship That no one can replace. I know you're in a better place, Away from all the haterz, But you were so young when god took you away. So until the day we meet again No matter where my schooling and life takes me You will always and forever Be in my heart and prays. Much love, Angela Enriquez p.s.Robert again i am terribly sorry for the lose of vicente. i will be in alb. on monday afternoon to share this time with you and all of his fans, family, and friends. Together everyone will pull through this heartache. -- Angela Enriquez


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Today on October 22,2006 it was annouced that Joseph Michael Cordova died in the hospital after shooting himself in the head. I know that this does not make the hurt or tears go away, but I know now that God is making sure that all involved will pay for what they did to my cousin. I love you so much Vince, I know you are looking down on us and slowly making the days go by easier. To all who knew and cared for him, thank you for all of you prayers and thoughts for the family. Your memory will forever live on, and everytime I think of us spending time, I can't help but to laugh at all the stupid things we used to do and say... Your smile will forever bring sunshine to a cloudy day! I love you so much, I miss you even more. RIP baby!! -- laura


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MIJO THEY HAVE MADE YOU STRONGER EVEN IN DEATH THEY ARE RUNNING SCARRRRRED!!!!!!! I SAW SOME OF THEM THE OTHER DAY AND LIKE THE THREE STOOGIES THEY COULDN'T RUN FAST ENOUGH WITHOUT RUNNING INTO EACH OTHER. LOL WSO KILLERS DON'T BE SCARRRRED!!!!!!!! BY THE WAY DON'T START BLAMING OTHER MEMBERS THAT WORN'T INVOLVED MAN UP SISSIES PLUS THE GIRLS INVOLVED YOU WERE SO TOUGH BEFORE WHAT HAPPENED TO THE TOUGH RUCA'S? DON'T BE SCARRRRED!!!!!!!

VICENTE HAS GIVEN UP ONE OF HIS KILLERS NOW IT IT TIME THE BROTHER AND SISTER TO GIVE IT UP PLUS THEOTHERS INVOLVED AND THE OTHER MAIN SHOOTER. COME ON MAD DOG I WAITNG HA HA IT'S YOUR TIME. -- ROBERT PADILLA


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ICENTE EL PICOSITO GARCIA IS IN A DIFFERENT PLACE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN, MAYBE FAR AWAY BUT ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS, VICENTE EL PICOSITO GARCIA IS PROBABLY WONDERING WHY HE KEEPS CHANGING HOUSES AND WHY THEIR RED WITH NO WINDOWS OR DOORS, BUT ONE DAY HE WILL REALIZE HE IS IN OUR HEARTS, I’LL NEVER FORGET HOW I WOULD BE PRACTICING AND HE WOULD BE DANCING AND SINGING OR BOTH, WE CAN NOT SEE HIM YET BUT HE IS NEVER FORGOTTEN, I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN OUR CHAMP IF IT WASN’T FOR ROBERT AND MY UNCLE ALFRED, SO I WANT TO THANK BOTH OF YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. -- ROBERT PADILLA


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Robert, Vicente will be missed by us and all the boxing communities through out the southwest. He was a friend, and we'll always remember his big smile. Donald has dedicated his upcoming fight (Saturday, October 28) against Herman Ngoudjo to Vicente. Vicente's name will be on his trunks. Herman is rated #3 in the world and will be defending his WBC International and NABF titles, we will be there (in Canada) to pick them up and bring them home. If we had the extra money we would have you there with us representing your son. "IT'S PICO TIME!" -- TEAM CAMARENA


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Cicatrices del alma En un día caluroso de verano en el sur de Florida, un niño decidió ir a nadar en la laguna detrás de su casa. Salio corriendo por la puerta trasera, se tiró en el agua y nadaba feliz. Su mamá desde la casa lo miraba por la ventana, y vio con horror lo que sucedía. Enseguida corrió hacia su hijo gritándole lo más fuerte que podía. Oyéndole el niño se alarmó y miró nadando hacia su mamá. Pero fue demasiado tarde. Desde el muelle la mamá agarró al niño por sus brazos. Justo cuando el caimán le agarraba sus piernitas. La mujer jalaba determinada, con toda la fuerza de su corazón. El cocodrilo era más fuerte, pero la mamá era mucho más apasionada y su amor no la abandonaba. Un señor que escuchó los gritos se apresuró hacia el lugar con una pistola y mató al cocodrilo. El niño sobrevivió y, aunque sus piernas sufrieron bastante, aún pudo llegar a caminar. Cuando salió del trauma, un periodista le preguntó al niño si le quería enseñar las cicatrices de sus piernas. El niño levanto la colcha y se las mostró. Pero entonces, con gran orgullo se remango las mangas y dijo: "Pero las que usted debe de ver son estas". Eran las marcas de las uñas de su mamá que habían presionado con fuerza. "Las tengo porque mamá no me soltó y me salvó la vida

FROM MYSELF AND VICENTE'S FAMILY WE LIKE TO THANK THE THOUSANDS OF PERSONS THAT CAME IN PERSON TO GREET US. THE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS IN FOOD THAT WAS BROUGHT OVER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE THAT MANY COULD AFFORD BUT THERE WAS SO MANY PEOPLE THAT I KNOW THAT GAVE FOOD THAT COULDN'T REALLY AFFORD TO GIVE BUT WITH THE BIG HEART OF THEIRS THEY MADE THEIR SACRAFICE TO GIVE AND SUPPORT VICENTE'S FRIENDS. ALL THE COMPANY'S THAT GAVE FOOD AND MONEY IN SUPPORT. MANY NEW MEXICO FRIENDS AND FANS THAT GAVE MONEY WHICH HELPED WITH EVERY THING WE DONE FOR VICENTE'S CELEBRATION TO HIS FANS. ALL THE BOXERS THAT REPRENTED THEM SELVES LIKE TRUE SPORTS FIGURES THAT THEY ARE IN OUR NEW MEXICO BOXING WORLD. ALL THE MANAGERS AND TRAINERS THAT SHOWED THAT THEY WERE REALLY LOST FOR WORDS AND DISBELIEF OF SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENING TO ANY AMATEUR OR PRO. TO THE MANY PROMOTERS AROUND THE WORLD THAT CAME IN PERSON OR MADE PERSONAL CALLS TO ME. TO THE WESTSIDERS THAT CALLED ME FROM WITHIN THE FIRST HOURS OF MY SONS DEATH TELLING ME WHO THE KILLERS WERE. I GOT OVER 45 CALLS, MESSAGES, AND PERSONAL VISITS TELLING ME WHO WAS INVOLVED. NO OTHER GANG MEMBERS SAID A THING BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T KNOW BUT WESTSIDE SHOWED THE RESPECT MY SON DESERVED TOO BAD THE KILLERS DIDN'T REALIZE THAT VICENTE WAS LOVED BY ALL GANGS. TOO BAD APD DIDN'T KEEP ME INFORMED AT ALL BUT THANKS TO THE NEWS MEDIA I GOT ALL MY INFORMATION INCLUDING THE WARRENT INFORMATION I RECIEVED. -- Robert Padilla


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Robert, I just wanted to let you know that yesterday was a bit of a change. I am sure you sensed it, and I know Victoria sensed it. There was a bit of emptyness in the gym with out Vicente. I always feel that when I go into the gym with one attitude, I can leave with a better one, and thats exactly what happend! With just your presence, was almost like feeling that missing gap. It just kinda felt like Pico was shooting pool in the pool room or something! (Slacker) (Pool Shark) Anyway, I just want to let you know that your presence helps some of us with the loss of PICO. -- David Martinez


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I remember me and pico cruising around bumping rancheros singing our heads off, I remember one time we were on rio bravo listening to Roberto Griego, and the Nuevo Mexico song caim on we were practically screaming the words to the song, we stopped at a red light and some hot chicks were next to us and usually Vicente would have tried to get the girls numbers, but we just kept on singing... the girls started laughing they're butts off, but we did'nt care. I'm going to cherish all my memories of vince, from the arguments we had(always made up the same day) to going to the flee market on sundays. Im gonna miss you HOMIE!! -- Anthony P


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Perhaps more important than Vincente's professional performance as a fighter was his thoughtfulness, concern, and compassion for others. As a boxer he displayed the concern, awareness and professonalism of a model boxer/citizen. Often, others followed his lead in these important morale building areas. I found a speech written by former President Teddy Roosevelt and thought it would be appropriate to write, at this time. The President loved boxing. There were reports from the White House that the President would engage in sparring sessions with members of his cabinet staff resulting in broken noses and bloody lips. Sometimes meetings ended up in a "knockdown drag-out" with the President winning. Can you imagine knocking out the Secretary of Defense or the U.N. Secretary General because you didn't agree on some foreign policy - that would be a sight! The speech - this one's for Vincente Garcia It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; who's face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; Who strives valiantly; Who errs and comes short again and again; Who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worth cause. Who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat. -- Jerry Martinez


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Sunday, October 11, 2009 POEM A LIL ABOUT ME ITS CALLED "MY LIFE IS FOR SALE" Category: Life AS I WALK IN THE NIGHT, I OFFER MY LIFE FOR SALE BECAUSE MY SOUL IS LOST FROM THIS PAIN I CAN LONGER BEAR, I SITTING IN THE DARK ASKING GOD WHY THIS IS HAPPENING TO ME, BUT I HEAR NO ANSWER.... I AM OFFERING IT TO ANYONE WILLING TO TAKE IT, BUT I SHOULD WARN U LACE UP YOUR KICKS HOMIE BECAUSE MY LIFE IS NO WALK IN PARK, MORE LIKE A WALK THROUGH THE DARKEST OF STREETS.... MANY PEOPLE TELL ME WHAT DOESN'T KILL U MAKES U STRONGER BUT WHEN I AM GONNA START GETTING STRONGER BECAUSE IT FEELS LIKE IT'S KILLING ME.. I CAN ONLY OFFER YOU THE REAL..SO TELL ME WHAT ARE YOU GONNA DECIDE? ARE YOU GONNA TAKE IT OR SHOULD I SELL IT TO THE NEXT PERSON COMING??? Vicente had this on his MY SPACE -- ROBERT PADILLA


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Vince, I know we had our domestics at times and I wish I could go back and change it all. I still can't believe your gone. It's a trip how God can even take the people who had the best chances of making it in life. I'm gonna miss you Carnal. I'd be at the funeral if I could but I still got some time to do. I'll pay you a visit from time to time when I get out, me and my Primo.You'll always be remebered. Rest in peace Amor y Respecto, Abran "Mr.Sleepy" Gallegos


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I am truly sorry for the loss. Remember that those who bloom in the hearts of others never fade away. May Vicente’s family and friends find comfort and strength in your memories. True Friend, Shawn Gallegos Las Vegas, NM


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ALL MY SONS FRIENDS, FANS, HATERS AND RALATIVES TO PAY YOUR LAST RESPECTS TO VICENTE "EL PICOSITO" GARICA WHO BY MY LOVE FOR HIM I HAVE MAD HIM THE NEWEST SAINT ON THIS DAY OCTOBER 12, 2006 AS HE BECAME A MARTOR BY THE HANDS OF TWO GANGS THE DAREN WHITE SHIRIFFS DEPARTMENT AND SOME OTHER CITY GANG. VISIT HIM AT 2410 WILLIAM S.E. AS YOU WILL SEE HIS FINAL SMILE. MY SON ST. PICO THE SAINT OF GANG MEMBERS WHO NEED SOMEONE'S HELP. YOU CAN LEAN ON HIS SHOULDERS AS YOU PRAY BECAUSE PICO DIED FOR OUR FUTURE CHILDREN IN DANGER OF STUPID GANGS. -- ROBERT PADILLA


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Robert, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of Vicente. I didn't want to believe it when I heard the bad news. I will really miss the times I would see him in the gym and he would give me a big hug and say "what's up PRIMO". I'll never forget the memories we had in and out of the ring. I would like to thank you both for all the pointers in the gym and all the words of inspiration, i'll never forget them. Vicente will always be missed but never forgotten. May God bless you, Anthony Contreras


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Hey primo...Dont they say it gets easy and better within time??? I know it's only been 3 days but you would think it would already have started to sink in right??? Well my baby cousin, it's not. For me it just seems to be getting worse and worse as each day passes. I find myself crying more and more instead of less. *sigh...* ay, ay, ay my baby boy what are we supposed to do? I'm left here with all these questions and no one to answer them for me. It's NOT supposed to be this way Vincent!!! It's not right! I hate those *******s SOOOO **** much!!!!! My heart aches and feels like its broken into a billion pieces. You were loved by so many it's unreal. All these people on here and on MYspace leaving messages to you, us your family, and mostly your dad. I feel I should stop reading them cause it only makes it hurt more and me cry harder. But then again I love to see how much all these people loved you and how much you'll be missed. I'll see you tomorrow but then there is that part of me that doesn't want to. I just don't wanna see you like that. We should be sitting somewhere together laughing and joking and being dumb like we know how. Not me sitting there knowing that I'll never see you again here on earth. Do you remeber all those hilarious times we had...? The fart phone call to Frankie, the moco falling off the ceiling in my hair in my room, 2+2=4sho!!, dancing cumbias and rancheras on the **** carpet at all out little hotel parties and parties at our houses, just to name a few. But funniest of all was when I fell flat on my ass in your room in Cali "WHOA,WHOA,WHOA!!" My name wasn't even Yvette anymore you changed it to **** "WHOA,WHOA,WHOA!!" cause you told me that and imitated me fall EVERYTIME you saw me!!!! I guess I better get going before I start crying I know you don't want that and it only makes you sad cause we're all sad. Take my heart in your hands Vince and put it back together please. Or just hold it for me and make it all go away make it all better. I love you with all my heart and soul. I miss you! I know we'll laugh at all the good times again someday until then baby take care of us all down here that have to live in this chaotic evil world. -- Yvette Urioste


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TO OUR PARTNERS DOWN SOUTH YOUR PRAYERS AND WORDS ARE HEARED AS MY SON HAS LEFT US FOREVER MY MEMORIES OF US ATTENDING YOUR SHOWS WILL BE WITH ME TILL MY DEATH AND ALL YOUR COACHES GIVING ME A HAND WILL NEVER NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. -- ROBERT PADILLA


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Dear Robert,
Im half way around the world and i was floored to see what has happened. I scramled to look through my photos for the photo that Vicente had signed for me when I was with you guys at Little Rays gym. When we were all family......My heart collapsed when i saw this news. On behalf of me and all the fans that Pico had gained as far away as Hawaii all of our prayers are with you.....Im absolutely devastated as well as all the fans of Picosito 3,000 miles away in Hawaii nei....
Aloha nui loa.... aloha ke akua
"God is Love"
from the entire island chain of Hawaii nei..... -- Rob Monroe


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Mr. Padilla:
I am sorry for your lose. Vicente will be missed by all. He did a great job representing boxing in NM. He will be a champ in all our hearts. God Bless!!
Steve A. Aragon


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‘Picosito’ picks ‘Rambo’ apart in 1:04  


‘Picosito’ picks ‘Rambo’ apart in 1:04
Knuckle Up pulls off first-time promotion despite hindrances

Ringside report & photos by Chris Cozzone

A disappointing turnout of an estimated 600 fans a last-minute loss of two pro bouts with Monica Lovato and Matthew Esquibel dim lighting and the usual thousand problems that come with a first-time promotion might’ve hampered Knuckle Up Productions debut show at the Northern New Mexico Community College in Espanola but the show was not quite the disaster most expected.

Well it might’ve been a disaster for a few opponents—and especially for San Antonio’s Franz Hantindi.

Two weeks ago Hantindi proved durable enough to go ten with Donald Camarena of Denver on a Santa Fe card. Last night in Espanola Albuquerque’s Vicente “Picosito” Garcia bettered his Denver rival by cutting Hantindi’s lifespan in the ring from ten rounds down to a minute.

Garcia wasted no time playing and went right to work dropping Hantindi with a right uppercut within the first 40 seconds. Hantindi was up at eight but when the fight resumed Garcia jumped on his foe hitting him with every conceivable punch—and then some.

Down went Hantindi again.

This time when he rose bleeding from his nose and legs unsteady referee Russell Mora stopped the contest with an official time of 1:04.

“I was surprised I took him out so easy” said Garcia in the ring. “Very surprised.

“He’s usually a very durable opponent and came in very good shape so I guess it had to be the right uppercut I threw that made the difference.”

With the win Garcia gets back on the winning track with a record of 12-4 8 KOs while the usually durable Hantindi loses for the second time in two weeks dropping down to 10-8-2 5 KOs.


NEW MEXICO BOXING HALL OF FAME!  

NEW MEXICO BOXING HALL OF FAME :

WORLD CHAMPIONS of NEW MEXICO:

 
Johnny Tapia
5 time world champ Bob Foster
Undisputed World Light Heavyweight Champion
1968-1974 Danny Romero
2 time world champ

FEMALE WORLD CHAMPIONS of NEW MEXICO

 
Delia Gonzalez Trina Ortegon Adriana Delgado
Holly Holm Jackie Chavez Terri Cruz


TITLE CHALLENGERS OF NEW MEXICO

 
Andres Fernandez
former NABA champion Art Aragon Pittbull Perez
Benny Chavez Eddie Mack Larry Cisneros


CONTENDERS & NOTABLES


Louie Burke Tommy Cordova Henry Anaya, Jr.
Jerry Martinez Robbie Epps Earl Large
Joey Olguin Joey Limas Flory Olguin
Joe Louis Murphy Steve Hindi Ronnie Rentz
Chris Linson, Sr. J.C. Linson Charles Anaya
Sean McClain Frankie Archuleta
Recently Retired
Eric Holland Jesus Banuelos Robbie Lovato
Nazareth Rojas Danny Almanzar Jacob Romero
Steve Aragon Vernon Payne Jacob Gomez
Stephanie Jaramillo Vicente Garcia




NEW MEXICO BOXING HALL OF FAME 





NEW MEXICO BOXING 2006 YEAR IN REVIEW  
“Pico” Time

The biggest blow to boxing in New Mexico had less to do with the success of MMA and decline of boxing, and more to do with the death of welterweight Vicente “Picosito” Garcia.

On Oct. 12, Garcia was shot and killed in what police called a gangland slaying. For a week following his death, the boxing community pulled together to celebrate Garcia’s memory and mourn his loss.

Garcia was being lined up for a showdown with Ray Sanchez III on a Top Rank card. The winner would’ve fought Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.

With a record of 13-5, 9 KOs, Garcia was not only New Mexico’s busiest fighter, but seen by a majority as its most exciting boxer, who would take on anyone.

His presence, both in and out of the ring, will be sorely missed.

Vincents fight record  
 


Vincent Garcia
Sex Male
Nationality US American
Alias El Picosito
Birth Name Vincent Julian Garcia
Federal ID NM068345
Hometown Albuquerque, NM, USA
Birthplace San Bernardino, CA, USA
Division Light Middleweight
Date of Birth 1986-05-30
Date of Death 2006-10-12
Age at Death 20
Reach 70
Stance Orthodox
Height 5' 10
Trainer Robert Padilla
Manager Robert Padilla
W 13 (9 ko's) | L 5 | D 0 | Total 18



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date Lb opponent Lb wld last 6 location
2006-09-01 153 Cabien St. Pierre 157 8-18-0
Route 66 Casino, Albuquerque, NM, USA W TKO 1 6
~ Time: 0:45 | Referee: Russell Mora | Judge: William Gantt | Judge: Margaret Garcia | Judge: Levi Martinez ~

2006-07-15 148 Roberto Valenzuela 148 36-23-2
Espanola High School, Espanola, NM, USA L RTD 2 10
~ Referee: Rocky Burke ~

2006-05-20 148¾ Frans Hantindi 148 10-7-2
Northern NM Community College, Espanola, NM, USA W TKO 1 6
~ Time: 1:04 | Referee: Russell Mora | Judge: Anita Aragon | Judge: Tom King | Judge: Chris Tellez ~

2006-03-31 149 Arthur Medina 149 14-17-0
Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, NV, USA W TKO 4 4
~ Time: 2:59 | Referee: Kenny Bayless ~

2006-02-18 147½ Ramon Montano 147 8-2-1
Aladdin Casino, Las Vegas, NV, USA L UD 4 4
~ Referee: Toby Gibson | Judge: Keith MacDonald 37-39 | Judge: Doug Tucker 36-40 | Judge: Bill Graham 36-40 ~

2006-01-06 148 Fernando Chacon 150½ 3-8-1
Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, NM, USA W TKO 3 4
~ Time: 2:13 | Referee: Rocky Burke | Judge: Albert Martinez | Judge: James Bagshaw | Judge: Levi Martinez ~

2005-12-09 147½ Orlando Cantera 149 4-2-1
Tinley Coliseum, Albuquerque, NM, USA W UD 6 6
~ Referee: Marcos Rosales | Judge: Levi Martinez 59-55 | Judge: James Bagshaw 58-56 | Judge: Anita Aragon 58-56 ~
Cantera is 8-2-1 prior to this fight.

2005-11-25 152 Bradley Jensen 150 14-15-3
Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, NM, USA W UD 4 4
~ 40-35 | 40-35 | 40-35 ~

2005-09-09 147½ Alex Francisco Velardez 147 14-1-0
Edgewater Hotel, Laughlin, NV, USA L UD 6 6
~ Referee: Jay Nady | Judge: Adalaide Byrd 54-60 | Judge: Chuck Giampa 54-60 | Judge: Glenn Trowbridge 54-60 ~

2005-06-12 Jeremiah Torres 7-7-0
Ohkay Casino, San Juan Pueblo, NM, USA W TKO 2 8
~ Time: 2:58 | Referee: Russell Mora ~

2005-05-21 146 Joseph Gomez 145 4-1-0
Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, CO, USA L SD 10 10
~ Referee: Russell Mora | Judge: Ruben M (Dr.) Garcia 93-95 | Judge: Levi Martinez 93-95 | Judge: Cordy Sanchez 95-94 ~
Vacant WBC Intercontinental Mundo Hispano Welterweight Title

2005-03-26 147 Benjie Marquez 157 28-33-3
High School Gymnasium, Espanola, NM, USA W DQ 4 6
~ Time: 3:00 | Referee: Tony Rosales ~

2005-02-25 146½ Hilario Lopez 144½ 6-2-0
Bank of America Center, Boise, ID, USA L UD 8 8
~ Referee: Tom Katsilometes | Judge: Jack Woods 72-79 | Judge: Mark Snow 74-78 | Judge: Ed Cardoza 74-78 ~

2004-10-22 148 Ruben Lopez 142 11-7-1
County Coliseum, El Paso, TX, USA W TKO 2 4
~ Time: 0:58 ~

2004-09-24 145 Calvin Pitts 144 3-2-0
Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM, USA W KO 1 4
~ Time: 2:31 ~

2004-05-28 146 Alfred Salinas 147 1-1-1
Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, NM, USA W UD 4 4
~ 39-36 | 40-35 | 39-36 ~

2004-04-17 146 Josh Burns 144 1-1-2
Sunset Station, San Antonio, TX, USA W TKO 2 4
~ Time: 1:31 | Judge: Rick Crocker | Judge: Joel Elizondo | Judge: Anthony Townsend ~
Garcia dropped Burns with a right hand early in the 2nd rd and finished him off with a punishing body blow.

2004-02-28 142 Martin Quiroz 1-6-0
Santa Ana Star Casino, Bernalillo, NM, USA W TKO 2 4
Pro debut for Garcia





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