Rafael Garcia, longtime cutman for Floyd Mayweather, dies at 88

By Mike Coppinger

Rafael Garcia, best known as the longtime cutman and hand wrapper for Floyd Mayweather, died Tuesday at 88 years old.

Any time Mayweather plied his craft, there Garcia was, smiling in his trademark hat covered in novelty pins. The Mexico native worked in the sport for seven decades, and was a corner member for several stars.

Garcia worked with Roberto Duran, Alexis Arguello and Wilfredo Gomez, among others before he teamed up with Mayweather, who credited him countless times with preserving his brittle hands.

Garcia was inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame in August.

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Source:: The Ring – Boxing

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