Alias: Little Tyson
Birthplace: Guachupita, DR
Record: 33-1-1, 20 KOs
Guzman was born and raised in the mean streets of Guachupita, Dominican Republic. He was introduced to the sport of boxing at the age of eight and became the best amateur in the world, building an outstanding record of 311 wins and only 10 losses in the process. He captured 3 consecutive gold medals in the Central America Championships as well as gold in the Pan-American World Championship. He entered the 1996 Olympic Games as the number 1 ranked boxer in his weight division.
Guzman’s successful career has been overshadowed by weight issues, but with the elite training now provided by Iron Mike Productions, those issues are history. This 2x World Champion is back on track to regain a world title as a light welterweight, with his flashy defensive style and artful boxing ability that have placed him among the top pound for pound fighters in the world, and made him one of the most avoided. Guzman, Recently He lost in a controversial split decision to Khabib Allakhverdiev for the WBA World Title 11-30-2012. Guzman broke his leg in the 8th round and was unable to continue. It was an action packed fight until the injury. Guzman now faces Vicente El Loco Mosquera for the WBA Interim World Title. Winning this will set up a rematch with Allakhverdiev come August for the 140 lb world title.