RYAN Garcia faces the toughest test of his fighting career against Gervonta Davis.
We look at the man behind the boxer and take a closer look at his trainer Joe Goossen.
Who is Ryan Garcia’s trainer Joe Goossen?
Joe Goossen is a trainer who comes from a real boxing family.
He is one of ten children of his parents and has seven brothers and two sisters.
His brother Dan was a promoter and boxing agent with clients including Floyd Mayweather, Paul Williams, Bernard Hopkins and Mike Tyson to name a few.
Goossen rose to fame coaching brothers Rafael Ruelas and Gabriel Ruelas, both of whom went on to become world champions.
In 2005 he was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame for his work with the brothers and also with Joel Casamayor.
His Goose Boxing Gym in California has become a sacred place in the boxing world.
Is Joe Goossen married and does he have children?
Joe Goossen lives with his wife and four children in the San Fernando Valley where he grew up as a child.
What did Joe Goosen say about Ryan Garcia?
Talking about Ryan Garcia, Joe said: “Ryan has an aura about him right now. He has the aura of a winner, a star, and a man on a mission. I rate it in the top 5 of all camps.
“The focus, the dedication he had to this camp was really quite hard to imagine, especially in the last few months.
“He was very focused, lost the weight in the right way, sparring was great.
“He really destroyed a lot of sparring partners on his way.
“But there’s something about him that’s hard to define, he has that ‘it’ quality. But I can’t imagine him doing anything other than winning on Saturday night.
“I’m in awe of Ryan Garcia to tell the truth. He’s a very special fighter. They don’t come up often. I’ve been in the game for 53 years, there’s something I’ve never seen before.”
Who else is Joe Goossen training?
He has trained boxers like Diego Corrales, Riddick Bowe, Lionel Butler, Shane Mosley, Amir Khan, Michael Nunn and many others.
Joe Goossen’s ability to train has led to his induction into the Boxing Hall of Fame.