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Dominican boxer and WBO's former world super-bantamweight champion Joan Guzm?n better known as The little Tyson, was born on May 1, 1976. This 5 ft, 7 inches tall boxer is trained by Don House. At the age of eight, Guzman started out boxing and won 310 fights against 10 losses. These victories include a gold medal winning bout at the 1995 Pan American Games. He also competed in the Olympics 1996.
Guzm?n took up professional boxing career in the United States. His preliminary fight took place in Phoenix, Arizona on September 23, 1997. That night, he knocked out Juan Miguel Rivera in two rounds. After another second round knockout win which took place at the Madison Square Garden in New York City, he went back to the Dominican Republic.
He took time out from boxing for a span of two years, and afterwards he came back for his first fight in his homeland. On March 11, 1999, he out pointed Orlando Mateo in eight rounds in a boxing match at Santo Domingo. He fought six more times, five in Santo Domingo and once in La Romana, before being given a title try for the Dominican Featherweight title. He won all sessions during that stage, including a first round knockout of Mateo in a rematch.
During his two year suspension, he dropped off in weight, from the Featherweight division to the Super Bantamweight division.
On October 25, 1999, he knocked out Francisco DeLeon in round eleven to win the national title. He held on to the title once, with a two round knockout of Santiago Matos, and won four more fights in a row, each within two rounds before facing Hector Julio Avila, on August 9, 2001, for the vacant NABO regional Super Bantamweight title.
The fight with ?vila gained more precedence and importance in his career because, not only did he win the NABO regional title by a two round knockout, but, also, he had to witness as is opponent lay in a coma for five minutes, being taken on a stretcher to the hospital minutes later. Guzman won his next two fights by decision; there is a theory that boxers who see a rival get hurt tend to lessen their ferociousness on the sessions to come, something which tends to change a boxers entire life.
One of those two decisive wins was particularly noteworthy, since it was meant to be for the WBO's Latino title, plus for the WBO's unoccupied intercontinental title and for Guzman's NABO title. Guzman won those new regional championships and retained the one he already owned, by beating Edel Ruiz in twelve rounds, in a fight held on September 29 at Tacoma, Washington.
After his subsequent success, Guzm?n was ranked no#1 in the Super Bantamweight division by the WBO. The WBO's world Super Bantamweight champion, Agapito Sanchez, had travelled to Cardiff, Wales, to secure his title against Guzm?n, but he was detected with a detached retina during a required medical check-up days before the fight.
Later, S?nchez stepped down from boxing, and Guzm?n found himself fighting Fabio Oliva for the vacant WBO's world Super Bantamweight title. On August 17, 2002, Guzman was crowned as the WBO's world Super Bantamweight champion with a third round knockout win over Oliva, at the Cardiff Castle.
Subsequently followed two first round knockout wins in non-title bouts including one which took place in Panama City, Panama.
S?nchez took a u-turn to boxing, and, on February 26, 2004, he and Guzm?n finally met face-to face as opponents, at San Diego. Guzm?n retained the WBO's world Super Bantamweight title in his first defense, knocking out the former world champion in seven rounds. He would have secured his world title against Marcos Licona on November 6 of that year at Phoenix, Arizona, but he was unfortunate to make the Super Bantamweight division's weight limit, nevertheless, and wound up beating Joe Morales by a ten round decision instead. The WBO lifted the world title away from Guzman as a consequence of his not making weight for his defense with Licona.
presently at the age of 30, Joan Guzm?n who was once a minor bread and sweets seller, supporting his family and working in the gym as a youngster, has successfully entered the super featherweight division.
During the weigh-in before his scheduled fight on September 16, 2006 against Jorge Barrios, Barrios was overweight, and consequently, he was stripped of his title. Guzman in that case won the fight by split decision.
On December 18, 2006 Guzman beat Antonio Davis by undisputed decision to hold on to his WBO Super Featherweight belt, with a score of 116-110, 118-109 and 119-108.Guzm?n's record includes 27 wins and no losses, with 17 wins by knockout.Currently, Floyd Mayweather Sr. is the head trainer Guzm?n replacing Don House as. The two were featured training together on the HBO Sports documentary series De La Hoya - Mayweather 24/7.