“There’s a local [MMA] gym here in Oxnard, and I have had some of the guys come in and do stand up with us. One of the guys that came in for a few days that was training with me that we were really excited to have was Cain Velasquez. He was here for three days and worked with me and everything. I think this guy is not only great at what he does, but he could also be a great boxer because he’s got tremendous power. When I hold the mitts with Cain Velasquez, right away I told his people that brought him, I said, ‘What do you guys think about training for boxing because this guy could make a lot of noise in professional boxing?’ He’s got skills and tremendous power. He’s got good boxing skills. I think a good trainer could teach him how to fight, build up a good record in two or three years and become a champion. I honestly believe so.”
In a recent talk with Sherdog.com, famed boxing coach, Robert Garcia believes that the UFC’s heavyweight champ has what it takes to be a champion in the sport of boxing.