Joan Guzman Suspended For Eight Months, Won't Retire

By Jhonny Gonzalez

Former champion Joan Guzman (30-0, 17KOs) has revealed that the Nevada State Athletic Commission has issued a stiff eight month suspension for his recent drug test failure. The Nevada Commission imposed the suspension because Guzman tested positive in a doping test for last month's two round TKO of Jason Davis. The fight was changed to a no-contest. Joan tested positive for a diuretic called furosemide, a substance prohibited by WADA because it can mask other drugs which are not allowed.

Despite the suspension and his weight issues and being dropped by promotional firm Golden Boy Promotions, Guzman, 34-years-old, will not retire from the sport. He was due to have a contest at 140-pounds. He missed the mark by weighing 144.5 for Davis.

"There is no reason to retire. I will keep training hard for the duration of the suspension," said Guzman to Prim Cadet.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by al22tec on 01-29-2011

8 months? Yawn!!!!!!! After I wake up, I still wouldn't care about Guzman. He hasn't been professional for his past several fights. And his ****ty streak continues. Who gives a [email protected]?!!

Comment by hvirk on 01-29-2011

[QUOTE=AmericanFighter;10023125]Holy crap! What an irony! PED? Guess who trains this guy - Floyd Mayweather Sr. lol[/QUOTE] guzman's had about 4 different trainers since floyd was training him and he was looking like a serious challenger at 130lbs under floyd's guidance...…

Comment by AmericanFighter on 01-28-2011

Holy crap! What an irony! PED? Guess who trains this guy - Floyd Mayweather Sr. lol

Comment by DondiNeverLeft on 01-28-2011

This guys whole career is a suspension. If I hear one more "talent", "Could of", "would of" about this guy ill throw up. Whats that guys name that always defends him......Natas or something like that. Hate to say I told…

Comment by boxer2k5 on 01-28-2011

[QUOTE=Floyd R;10021983]First off, Guzman is an underachieving failure that had the potential to become great and repeatedly made mistakes. Ali Funeka, the black guy from South Africa, failed his post-fight drug test when he fought Guzman ninth months ago, and…

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