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Félix Manuel Díaz Guzman (born 10 December 1983) is a professional boxer from the Dominican Republic who won Olympic Gold in 2008. Díaz Guzman had also won the bronze medal in the same division in 2003, at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo.

Félix Manuel Díaz
Statistics
Real nameFélix Manuel Díaz Guzman
Weight(s)Lightweight
Light welterweight
Welterweight
Height5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
NationalityDominican
Born (1983-12-10) December 10, 1983 (age 35)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
StanceSouthpaw
Boxing record
Total fights23
Wins20
Wins by KO10
Losses3
Draws0
No contests0
Félix Díaz
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Representing the  Dominican Republic
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Light Welterweight
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2003 S. Domingo Lightweight
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 San Salvador Lightweight

Amateur careerEdit

The aggressive southpaw brawler participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native Caribbean country. There he was stopped in the first round of the Lightweight (60 kg) division by Kazakhstan's eventual bronze medalist Serik Yeleuov.

At the PanAm Games 2007 he lost the quarterfinal 12:13 to Inocente Fiss. He qualified for the 2008 Olympics by defeating Myke Carvalho 8:6.

In Beijing though, he won all five bouts and sensationally won Gold against reigning champion Manus Boonjumnong of Thailand. It was the nation's second ever Olympic gold after Félix Sánchez in 2004 and the second boxing medal after Pedro Nolasco won a bronze in Los Angeles in 1984.[1]

Olympic games resultsEdit

2004 (as a lightweight)

2008 (as a Light welterweight)[2]

World amateur championships resultsEdit

2007 (as a Light welterweight)

Professional careerEdit

He turned pro in 2009. As a professional, he won a majority decision against Adrian Granados for the World Boxing Council Central American Boxing Federation title.[3][4]

Professional boxing recordEdit

Professional record summary
22 fights 19 wins 3 losses
By knockout 9 1
By decision 10 2
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
23 Win 20–3   Abrahan Peralta KO 2 (10) 2019-03-16   Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo
22 Loss 19–3   Francisco Santana MD 10 2018-04-27   KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
21 Loss 19–2   Terence Crawford RTD 10 (12), 3:00 2017-05-20   Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. For WBC, WBO, The Ring, and lineal light welterweight titles
20 Win 19–1   Levis Morales TKO 6 (10), 1:07 2016-12-16   Maunoloa Night Club y Casino, Santo Domingo
19 Win 18–1   Sammy Vasquez UD 10 2016-07-16   Legacy Arena, Birmingham
18 Loss 17–1   Lamont Peterson MD 12 2015-10-17   EagleBank Arena, Fairfax
17 Win 17–0   Gabriel Bracero UD 10 2015-04-11   Barclays Center, Brooklyn
16 Win 16–0   Adrian Granados MD 10 2014-11-21   Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tulsa
15 Win 15–0   Emmanuel Lartei Lartey SD 8 2014-04-18   Convention Center, Monroeville
14 Win 14–0   Edgar Llanes KO 1 (10), 1:37 2013-08-17   El San Juan Resort and Casino, Isla Verde
13 Win 13–0   Ricardo Veras TKO 3 (10), 0:44 2013-06-08   Polideportivo San Martin de Porre, La Romana, Dominican Republic
12 Win 12–0   Wilfredo Acuna UD 6 2012-07-21   Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood
11 Win 11–0   Javier Perez UD 8 2012-05-18   Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood
10 Win 10–0   Larry Smith UD 8 2011-09-16   Texas Station Casino, Las Vegas
9 Win 9–0   Andrey Berdyshev TKO 3 (8), 1:39 2011-03-26   DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia
8 Win 8–0   Edinson Garcia TD 5 (8), 1:12 2010-11-29   Coliseo Pepe Mayen, San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
7 Win 7–0   Alex Perez TKO 2 (8), 2:15 2010-08-21   Polideportivo Fabio Gonzalez, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
6 Win 6–0   Broderick Antoine TKO 8 (8), 0:35 2010-07-14   South Philly Arena, Philadelphia
5 Win 5–0   Orlando Membreno UD 6 2010-03-12   Sosua Bay Grand Casino, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
4 Win 4–0   Bronislav Kubin KO 3 (6), 1:49 2010-01-23   Kugelbake-Halle, Cuxhaven, Germany
3 Win 3–0   Vyacheslav Yakovenko UD 4 2009-10-24   Sverdlovsk Film Studio, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2 Win 2–0   Omar Brown TKO 1 (4), 1:28 2009-09-18   Fontainbleau Hotel, Miami Beach
1 Win 1–0   Hugo Pacheco TKO 1 (6), 2:11 2009-06-29   Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Diaz beats Athens boxing champ to win lightwelterweight gold". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  2. ^ "Five Fights, Five Different Nations Capture Olympic Gold". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  3. ^ "Felix Diaz Edges Granados: Marrero, Khytrov Win Big". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  4. ^ "Felix Diaz-Adrian Granados Set For November 21". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.

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