On Friday former three-time world champion Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman returns to the ring after an eleven month absence when he takes on the tough Florencio Castellano in a 12 round bout in the Dominican Republic.
Guzman of the Dominican Republic has a record of 30-0-1 with seventeen knockouts is one of the most gifted fighters in the world. He is a three division world champions as he has won belts at Super Bantamweight, Super Featherweight and Lightweight and his beaten the likes of Agapito Sanchez, Fernando Beltran Jr., Javier Juaragui, Jorge Barrios and Humberto Soto.
He has been out of the ring for eleven months but with a win over Castellano he could be in line for a world title shot.
Castellano of Colombia has a very respectable record of 17-4 with thirteen knockouts. He has tremendous knockout prowess so if Guzman is not on the top of his game, he could be in for a long night.
A tremendous undercard will take place that will feature Dominican Super Feather Argenis Mendez taking on will take on Jose Palma in a bout scheduled for ten rounds.
Mendez , 18-2 with nine knockouts is coming off an attempt to at the world title where he lost a disputed decision to Juan Carlos Salgado. Mendez had Salgado hurt and knocked him down in the final round but ran put of time and lost by just two points on the scorecards.
Palma of Colombia has a record of 14-4-2 with nine knockouts and will be looking for his fourth consecutive victory.
Woman’s IBF Super Featherweight champion Amanda Serrano (12-0-1, 8 KO’s) will be making the first defense of her crown when she takes on Diana Ayala (10-5-3, 6 KO’s)
Julio De Jesus (12-0, 11 KO’s) will step up the competition when he takes on Ramon Duran (21-4-1, 13 KO’s)
Undefeated fighters Carlos Valdez (5-0, 3 KO’s); Josue Valdez (4-0, 2 KO’s) & Argenis Lopez (12-0, 3 KO’s) will see action in separate bouts as well as Swedish woman’s sensation Mikaela Lauren (12-1, 3 KO’s)
November 15, 2011