Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joan Guzman is Set For Quick Ring Return on May 18

By Jake Donovan

Fresh off of his highlight reel 8th round knockout of fringe contender Jesus Pabon last Friday, plans are already in place for unbeaten 140 lb. contender Joan Guzman to return to the ring.

Most of the elements surrounding his next fight – such as venue, city, opponent and network – are all ‘TBA’ at the moment. What is known is that the former two-division champion will glove ‘em up on May 18, with the hopes that it will be a fight leading to a shot at a third title.

“We want to keep the momentum going with Guzman and keep him as active as possible,” said Jose Nunez, Guzman’s manager. “He had a great training camp coming from his fight in November straight to March, so now we’re doing the same thing, making sure he remains focused.”

Assuming the May 18 date comes off, it will mark the third fight in a span of six months for Guzman (32-0-1, 19KO), which would serve as his greatest rate of activity in more than a decade. Inactivity and horrors at the scales have plagued his career and squandered much of his natural talent, though he appears to have turned a corner.

Guzman returned to the ring last November with a first round stoppage of Florencio Castellano, who put up no resistance in a fight that served as Guzman’s Dominican homecoming. Pabon attempted to make a fight of it last weekend, forcing Guzman to step it up in leading to the eye-catching finish.

His handlers are looking to progress on the level of competition, as the goal is put their fighter back in the title picture.

“We’ve gone over some names already and will begin the search for a suitable opponent,” informed Nunez. “We’re looking at either ESPN2 again or maybe a small pay-per-view show. We just want to keep him busy and move him in the right direction.”

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox or submit questions/comments to [email protected].

Tags: Joan Guzman image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by HazeAnatomy on 03-07-2012

I want to see Guzman vs Brandon Rios at 140. That would be a War!!! I think Joan has enough tricks and Rios is Very hitable. Be one Heck of a Fight.

Comment by Heru on 03-07-2012

[QUOTE=4CornersKid;11862306]Would love to see Guzman come back against someone like [B]Victor Cayo, Holt-Coleman winner, or even Theophane[/B]. Than, someone like the Alvarado-Herrera winner, Judah-Paris winner, or the Soto-Matthysse winner. Guzman-Soto II would be a good fight eventually.[/QUOTE] I rather see…

Comment by boxing2106 on 03-07-2012

I hope hes not overweight agian EVER agian

Comment by chiguy91 on 03-06-2012

if it's not a known name at least he's staying active, that's good to hear imo. hopefully after this though someone gives him a shot. depending on who and how he wins next, he'll deserve it. i'll be looking forward…

Comment by 4Corners on 03-06-2012

Would love to see Guzman come back against someone like Victor Cayo, Holt-Coleman winner, or even Theophane. Than, someone like the Alvarado-Herrera winner, Judah-Paris winner, or the Soto-Matthysse winner. Guzman-Soto II would be a good fight eventually.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Joseph Parker's Handlers View Razvan Cojanu as Dangerous Fight Kevin Johnson Vows To Break Down Kubrat Pulev, Make Him Quit Catterall Feels Walsh is Capable of Shocking Gervonta Davis Photos: Pacquiao, Horn - Go Face To Face in Melbourne Photo: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Already Down To 169.5-Pounds Video: Hearn on Joshua-Wilder, British Scene, Brook-Spence, Fury Horn: I Can Stop Pinching Myself - The Pacquiao Fight is Real! Vitali Klitschko: I'm More Than Sure My Brother Knocks Joshua Out! Video: Johnny Nelson Talks Joshua vs. Klitschko Anthony Joshua - Is He Really Ready For This? Video: Loeffler Discusses Golovkin's Future Path, Joshua-Klitschko Chavez Jr. Down To 169.5-Pounds With 10 Days To Canelo Fight! Video: Malignaggi Breaks Down Klitschko-Joshua, Canelo-Chavez Loeffler: Golovkin Will Wait, Focus on Canelo-Chavez Winner Video: Errol Spence Discusses Kell Brook Showdown, Training Video: Tony Bellew on The Future, Possible Opponents, More Video: Vitali Klitschko Talks Wladimir vs. Anthony Joshua Bout Joshua's Coach: Our Job To Prove Klitschko is No Longer Dominant Porter-Berto Bout Drew Average of 468,000 Viewers on Showtime Giovani Santillan Will Face Juan Garcia Mendez on May 19, Ontario Roach: Golovkin Exposed a Bit in Last Fight, Cotto Can Beat Him Joshua Can Be a Nasty Motherf***er in The Ring, Says Mentor Photos: Anthony Joshua, Wladimir Klitschko Open Workouts Emmanuel Folly, Unbeaten Prospect, Arrested on Child Porn Charges Joshua: Klitschko's Chin Can't Be Bad; He Reigned for 10 Years Heather Hardy, Charles Conwell Return on May 18, Broadway Boxing Zolani Tete is Now Elevated To FULL WBO Bantamweight Champion Klitschko Brothers vs. British Fighters - A Review and Analysis Frank Bruno: Joshua Could Potentially KO Klitschko "Very Early" Helenius Pounds 'Chisora' Heavy Bag in Camp, Vows Repeat Win Arum: American Fans, Writers Are Warming Up To Pacquiao-Horn Saunders: Tyson Fury Training With Us, Getting in Good Shape Joshua Doesn’t Think He’ll Make More Money Than Mayweather Matthysse's Promoters Don't Know What to Expect in Comeback Bout Rozier: Khurtsidze Will Pressure, Beat Down Billy Joe Saunders! Wilder: Klitschko Needed to be Humbled; Losing Inspired Him Errol Spence Planning Early Arrival to England for Brook Bout Joseph Parker Discusses Hughie Fury's Withdrawal, Facing Cojanu Arum on Pacquiao vs. Horn: It's The Young Lion vs. Old Lion Lewis Crocker Handed Return, June 17 In Belfast
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement