Born on September 28, 1980, Becky Garcia is the daughter of a Mexican father and a German mother and is a flyweight female boxing prospect from Mesa, Arizona. Nicknamed La Guerrera or the Warrior, Garcia fought as an amateur 19 times before making the move to pro boxing, mainly because of the lack of important amateur boxing tournaments for women. Another reason was that women’s boxing would not be officially accepted as an Olympic sport until 2012. However, Garcia’s father did initially did not approve of her decision to pursue boxing professionally, saying that the sport was too manly for a woman to do. She signed with promoter Bob Arum and made her professional fighting debut on December 2003, wining over Elizabeth Mongue with a four round split decision. The American boxer had one of her shortest fights that ended with a win on March 26, 2004, winning over Eugina Abel with a first round knock out after 21 minutes. Less than three months later she faced off with Veronica Gonzales and won the fight in the first round. It was almost a year later that she would fight again, this time against Patrician Stickler, and this time with another first round wins. On May 19, 2006, Garcia also defeated Emily Kelly by unanimous decision. She holds a record of 5 wins, 3 of them by TKOs with 1 loss and 0 draws.