He looks like Mike Tyson and he have been knocking out oppositions from 122-126 lbs. Joan Guzman is a skilled boxer fighter who has speed but going up in weight he lost touch with his power. He has been groomed to fight marquee fighters such as Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez but he does things to further complicate his chances. When Nate Campbell offered Guzman to fight his three titles namely the IBF, WBA and WBO belts in the lightweight division Guzman came in 3.5 pounds overweight for the 135lb. limit they were force to cancel out the fight when Guzman is dehydrated and had to go to the hospital the night before they supposedly fight. Last March 27 Guzman had the chance to fight for a rematch against Ali Funeka for the vacant IBF lightweight title but instead went to the scales 9 pounds overweight which is unprecedented and unlikely for a boxer claiming lost glory. I don’t know if his promoter will still consent Guzman’s unprofessionalism even though he’s still undefeated in 31 fights but at age 33, everything seems to go downhill for Joan.
The split decision win against Funeka gave Guzman confidence and is contemplating in fighting in the light welterweight division.” I want to get revenge for my Dominican and I want to fight Maidana,” said Guzman as stated in fighthype.com. The only problem is Marcos Maidana is a power boxer who had 28 wins with 27 by way of knockouts he fought mainly in the light welterweight division and had one fight as a welterweight knocking out Luis Sosa in the first round and at 150 on a unanimous decision win against Daniel Carriqueo. The question would be how much could a former 122 pound knockout artist withstand a legitimate light welterweight power’s onslaught. After dismantling Golden Boy’s hot prospect Victor Ortiz in the 6th round it might be one big reason that Amir Khan chose to fight the feather fisted Paulie Malignaggi instead of the interim champion Maidana. Joan Guzman barely escapes against Funeka despite being 9 pounds over and I don’t think Maidana will give him any room for a decision win. Soon all his unprofessionalism will somehow caught up with him… Be careful what you wish for Joan.