By Reynaldo Sanchez
Juan Carlos Payano (12-0, 6KOs), the current NABA and FEDELATIN bantamweight champion and rated #6 under the WBA, feels that what he achieved during the year represents a huge step forward for his career and certainly these results have placed him in a prominent place to be able to contend for a regional or interim title next year.
"We've been working very hard in 2012 to meet all of our goals and we understand that we're better positioned now in the rankings and with more experience we can look to secure the hard fights that bring us closer to challengers who can put us in line for a world title," Payano said.
"I couldn’t fight in January 2012 due to a minor injury, however we were present in the 4 following cards that were presented by our promoter Acquinity Sports and we won these 4 fights and that placed us in a better position in the rankings. In 2013 we hope to continue on the same path of victories."
Promoter Henry Rivalta of Aquinity added:
"Our promotional company has big plans, not only for Juan Carlos Payano, but for everything. This was a very productive year in aal aspects. We started in January and concluded in November by presenting a total of 5 quality events in South Florida. And the next year we will be looking for the best fights for Payano. This young man deserves everything that is happening for him and we know that his skills will give us some great victories in the near future."