Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joan Guzman Returns October 15 in DR, Eyes Khan

By Ryan Songalia
 
Former three division champ Joan Guzman says he is ready to move on with his career, beginning with an October 15 bout in his hometown of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic against an opponent to be named. The bout will be promoted by his own outfit JG Boxing Entertainment, which he runs alongside manager Jose Nunez, with the contracted weight at 145 pounds.

While the 35-year-old Guzman may be undefeated in the ring, his public image has taken a beating after failing to make weight in his last two bouts. After serving an eight-month suspension levied on him for testing positive for the diuretic Furosemide following a voided bout with Jason Davis in December 2010, Guzman (30-1, 19 KO) promises to get his career back on track. That begins with making weight.

"People know my problem," said Guzman, who was at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn Saturday night checking out the Havoc Boxing Promotions card. "My problem every time is making weight."

Guzman said he used diuretics in the past for their short-term weight loss effect, and not as a masking agent for banned supplements as they are often used for.

"I don't drink something to feel more strong, more fast, only for losing weight. When I went to the commissioner, he told me like that, 'You use drugs or steroids?' I don't use nothing. All the people know I'm a clean fighter, I don't need that. I only fight with my talent."

For assistance in making weight, Guzman is now working with strength and conditioning Anthony Terranova three times a week out of Terranova's gym in Ridgewood, N.Y., alongside head coach Don House, whom he trains with at Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn.

"At first he wasn't used to a lot of body movement, so I changed up his movement that he wasn't used to doing," said Terranova. "He's got a lot of tightness in his hamstring, lack of mobility in his shoulders so that's basically what we're working on."
 
Guzman says he is hoping to secure a fight with unified light welterweight champ Amir Khan, whom Guzman was lined up to face before his ill-fated bout with Jason Davis.

"Amir Khan is a good fighter, but he fights an amateur style. He fought Zab Judah who is good, but Zab Judah is the past. He needs to fight people like me, undefeated and people like that. Call me, this time Guzman is ready. I had 32 fights, 300 amateur fights, I'm 35 years old. I'm ready for any fighters."

Ryan Songalia is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) and contributes to GMA News and the Filipino Reporter newspaper in New York City. He can be reached at [email protected]. An archive of his work can be found at www.ryansongalia.com. Follow him on Twitter: @RyanSongalia.

Tags: Amir Khan image   Joan Guzman image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Springfield1911 on 09-20-2011

Dominican fighters are garbage, and dominicans have the sh!ttiest fighters in the whole sport. Other than a fat, old, lazy Joan Guzman, who else is there?

Comment by lebrick on 09-20-2011

he should just box at heavyweight.. all his problems would go awaY.. :dance:

Comment by efrky on 09-20-2011

[QUOTE=Tamis_Siensya;11123233][B]Where's Gina when you need her. She has to tell her compatriot to take the tests.[/B][/QUOTE] hey...who is guzman fighting? ..robles or ponce? how do i buy tickets in usa for dominican republic fight?

Comment by Einstien on 09-14-2011

[QUOTE=kingfaze19;11126576]what Dominicans ever do to you ,where are u from ?... no minority race "rules" anything... if u aint white ,u aint right[/QUOTE] What? My lack of knowledge on a particular ethnic group means I have something against them? Get…

Comment by boxing2106 on 09-14-2011

so he got a new opponent the other one must have pulled out as usual.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (35)
Top Headlines Arum Skeptical of $38M Offer to Bring Pacquiao-Khan to the UAE Roy Jones Jr. Wants Anderson Silva on Mayweather-McGregor NSAC Director Doubts Canelo-Chavez "Bet" Will Push Through Pacquiao Announces He is Negotiating With Khan for Next Fight Photo: Dmitry Bivol vs. Robert Berridge – Official Weigh-In Sanchez Adjusts Golovkin's Sparring Schedule For Jacobs Fight Emmanuel Rodriguez-Omar Narvaez Moves To March 11 SHO Bill Photos: Deontay Wilder, Gerald Washington Open Workouts Haye Wants Steel Fence To Avoid Violent Bust-Up With Bellew Miguel Flores Makes No Excuses After TKO Loss To Dat Nguyen Canelo: Chavez Jr. Accepted Our Bet, He Better Honor It After Loss! Shannon Briggs vs. Fres Oquendo Deal is Reached Oner: Avni Yildirim Too Strong, Will Take Teeth of David Benavides Adrian Granados Will Be Back on Showtime, Says Manager Cautious Chavez Certain He’ll Make 164.5 for Canelo Fight Michael Perez vs. Marcelino Lopez Tops ESPN2 Bill on April 20 Broner-Granados Fight Peaked at 859,000 Viewers on Showtime Canelo Plans To Vacate WBO Title, Fight at 160 - After Chavez Bout Joe Gallagher: Liam Smith Expects Tough Fight With Williams Izu Ugonoh: I Have To Be at My Best To Beat Dominic Breazeale Chavez Expects to Enter Ring at 180; Canelo Not Concerned DiBella: Unlike Wilder-Wawrzyk, 'Nervous' About Wilder-Washington Chavez: Canelo Picked Me Over GGG For 'Easier Fight, More Money' Gavin McDonnell: I'll Do Whatever it Takes To Beat Rey Vargas Izu Ugonoh Aims To Make a Statement in Big Career Showcase Liam Williams on Liam Smith: This Is A Real Fight, It'll Be Good Cecilia Braekhus' Former Coach Ready To Help Svensson Win Angulo: Canelo Lacking The Heart and Balls To Face Golovkin Mayweather Sr: I Would Beat Conor McGregor's Ass - And I'm 63! Adam Bashanov Set To Turn Pro on Ceylan vs. Lowe Card WBA, AIBA Hold a Second Meeting in Taipei To Further Relations Jhonny Gonzalez Back on March 25, To Face Sergio Estrella Jarrett Hurd: I'm Turning A lot of Non-Believers into Believers Dat Nguyen Shocks Miguel Flores, Blasts Him Out in Six Rounds Video: Canelo Alvarez Talks Chavez, Golovkin, More Hunter: Ward Mistreated By Media, HBO - Why Wouldn't He Retire? Daniel Franco Training, Set To Return on March 23 in LA Canelo is Confident That He Can Put Chavez Jr. To Sleep Video: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Discusses Canelo, Weight, More Photos: Lucian Bute, Eleider Alvarez - Go Face To Face at Presser
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement