Juan Carlos GomezCruiserweight
Juan Carlos Gomez
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- Born: July 26, 1973
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- Age: 50
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- Stance: Southpaw
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- Nationality: Cuba
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Juan Carlos Gómez is a former professional boxer from Cuba who had an illustrious career that spanned for almost two decades from 1995 to 2014. In this period, Gómez had a total of 60 fights to his name, out of which he won 55, losing only four of them. Gómez was known for his exceptional performance in the ring, and he left behind an impressive record of 40 knockout wins. His style of boxing earned him the nickname "Pantera Negra," which means "Black Panther."
Gómez's professional debut was against Dale Jackson, which he won via a six-round point decision at just 21 years old. Following this fight, Gómez went on to win 36 more consecutive fights. He faced his first world-title fight on February 21, 1998, at 24 years of age, having fought 22 professional fights, against Marcelo Domínguez for the WBC cruiserweight title. He defeated Domínguez by unanimous decision in 12 rounds, becoming the cruiserweight champion of the world, a title he successfully defended ten times.
Gómez went on to have an outstanding career, with some notable wins over some of the best fighters in the world. These include his fights against Mohamed Siluvangi, Imamu Mayfield, Rodney Gordon, Pietro Aurino, Alexey Ilyin, Bruce Scott, and George Arias. Gómez's career highlights include his first world-title win against Marcelo Dominguez on February 21, 1998, when he became the WBC cruiserweight world champion.
Gómez's success continued, and he ruled the cruiserweight division from 1998 to 2001, successfully defending his WBC Cruiserweight title against ten different fighters. Notably, his wins against Dominguez (rematch), Imamu Mayfield, and the smaller Jorge Castro who was KOd for the first time. James Toney declined a title shot when he was mandatory and later fought and beat Vassily Jirov.
In 2001, Gómez decided to test the heavyweight waters and took on durable veteran Al Cole, another former Cruiserweight champ, and defeated him in the sixth round by technical knockout. Gómez then moved back down to defend his title against Pietro Aurino before permanently transitioning to the heavyweight division.
Gómez saw some success in the heavyweight division with wins over Sinan Samil Sam and David Defiagbon. However, he suffered a shocking defeat by TKO in the first round to fellow Cuban Yanqui Díaz in 2004.
In 2005, Gómez faced Don King-promoted Oliver McCall, whom he defeated by unanimous decision, but the result was changed to no contest after a post-fight drug test returned positive for cocaine. Gómez maintained his innocence and proved his innocence in a later test, which was negative. He converted to Islam, which he credited with giving him back his courage, energy, and self-esteem. He had his first fight as a new convert to the religion on December 15, 2006.
On October 19, 2007, Gómez once again outpointed Oliver McCall to win the WBC International Heavyweight title. On September 27, 2008, he defeated Vladimir Virchis to become the number one contender for the WBC heavyweight title. Gómez faced Vitali Klitschko for the WBC Heavyweight title on March 21, 2009, in Stuttgart, Germany. Although he managed to frustrate Klitschko in the early rounds with his skill, the Ukrainian eventually wore him down, finishing him off with a barrage of punches in the ninth round.
Gómez made a successful comeback into the ring on March 27, 2010, defeating Oleksiy Mazikin to win the WBA International Heavyweight title. He also defeated Alexander Kahl of Germany on April 9, 2010, in Hamburg. In his last professional fight on November 28, 2014, Gómez lost to Dmitry Kudryashov via a first-round knockout.
Despite having an illustrious career, Gómez had four losses in his professional boxing career, with only one being a title match while the other three were non-title bouts. His first loss was against Yanqui Diaz via a first-round TKO on August 13, 2004, which ended his 37-fight win streak. He has been stopped three times and lost once by decision.
Juan Carlos Gómez was born on July 26, 1973, in Havana, Cuba. He stands at 6 feet 3 1/2 inches tall with a reach of 80 1/2 inches, and he is a southpaw. Gómez retired from professional boxing with an enviable record of 55-4, which included 40 knockout wins and three losses via knockout, and one title win.
In conclusion, Juan Carlos Gómez had an outstanding and eventful professional boxing career that spanned almost two decades. With his exceptional power and style, Gómez rose to become one of the best in his weight class, winning numerous titles in the process. Even though he had a few low moments in his career, he remained committed to the sport, entertaining fans for many years. His achievements in the ring are a testament to his dedication, hard work, and talent, which earned him the respect of many boxing admirers worldwide.
Juan Carlos Gómez Fight Record
|60||Nov 28, 2014||41||Dmitry Kudryashov||Loss||KO1|
|59||Jul 6, 2014||40||Goran Delic||Win||TKO5|
|58||Mar 8, 2014||40||Ivica Bacurin||Win||SD|
|57||Nov 23, 2013||40||Jindrich Velecky||Win||UD|
|56||Nov 1, 2013||40||Adnan Buharalija||Win||TKO2|
|55||May 11, 2012||38||Maksym Pedyura||Win||UD|
|54||Apr 21, 2012||38||Darnell Wilson||Win||TKO4|
|53||Sep 24, 2011||38||Darnell Wilson||Loss||MD|
|52||Dec 4, 2010||37||Harold Sconiers||Win||TKO4|
|51||Jul 31, 2010||37||Zack Page||Win||UD|
|50||Jun 4, 2010||36||Özcan Çetinkaya||Win||UD|
|49||Apr 9, 2010||36||Alexander Kahl||Win||UD|
|48||Mar 27, 2010||36||Oleksiy Mazikin||Win||KO3|
|47||Mar 21, 2009||35||Vitali Klitschko||Loss||TKO9|
|46||Sep 27, 2008||35||Volodymyr Virchis||Win||UD|
|45||Oct 19, 2007||34||Oliver McCall||Win||UD|
|44||Jun 16, 2007||33||Denis Bakhtov||Win||UD|
|43||Feb 10, 2007||33||Adenilson Rodrigues||Win||TKO1|
|42||Dec 15, 2006||33||Daniel Frank||Win||KO3|
|41||Oct 15, 2005||32||Oliver McCall||NC||UD|
|40||May 28, 2005||31||George Arias||Win||KO4|
|39||Jan 15, 2005||31||David Defiagbon||Win||TKO3|
|38||Aug 13, 2004||31||Yanqui Díaz||Loss||TKO1|
|37||Sep 27, 2003||30||Sinan Şamil Sam||Win||UD|
|36||Aug 17, 2002||29||Daniel Frank||Win||TKO2|
|35||Mar 16, 2002||28||Ken Murphy||Win||TKO5|
|34||Nov 3, 2001||28||Pietro Aurino||Win||TKO6|
|33||Aug 4, 2001||28||Al Cole||Win||TKO5|
|32||Dec 16, 2000||27||Jorge Castro||Win||TKO10|
|31||May 6, 2000||26||Imamu Mayfield||Win||KO3|
|30||Mar 11, 2000||26||Mohamed Siluvangi||Win||TKO2|
|29||Dec 11, 1999||26||Napoleon Tagoe||Win||KO9|
|28||Jul 17, 1999||25||Bruce Scott||Win||TKO6|
|27||Mar 13, 1999||25||Marcelo Domínguez||Win||UD|
|26||Dec 12, 1998||25||Rodney Gordon||Win||TKO2|
|25||Oct 3, 1998||25||Alexey Ilyin||Win||TKO2|
|24||Jun 5, 1998||24||Guy Waters||Win||TKO6|
|23||Feb 21, 1998||24||Marcelo Domínguez||Win||UD|
|22||Nov 8, 1997||24||Mike Robinson||Win||KO2|
|21||Oct 4, 1997||24||Mike Sedillo||Win||KO2|
|20||Jul 12, 1997||23||Ted Cofie||Win||TKO4|
|19||Jun 14, 1997||23||Valeriy Vykhor||Win||TKO5|
|18||May 10, 1997||23||Guy Sonnenberg||Win||KO1|
|17||Mar 8, 1997||23||Jose Arimatea da Silva||Win||TKO9|
|16||Feb 22, 1997||23||Ron Carter||Win||TKO3|
|15||Jan 25, 1997||23||Mike Peak||Win||PTS|
|14||Dec 21, 1996||23||Dan Ward||Win||KO1|
|13||Oct 19, 1996||23||Brian LaSpada||Win||TKO11|
|12||Aug 17, 1996||23||Philippe Michel||Win||TKO9|
|11||Jun 8, 1996||22||Ludomir Dubac||Win||TKO2|
|10||May 4, 1996||22||Tim Knight||Win||PTS|
|9||Apr 13, 1996||22||David Robinson||Win||TKO2|
|8||Apr 6, 1996||22||Eduardo Antonio Carranza||Win||TKO2|
|7||Mar 16, 1996||22||Bobbie Joe Edwards||Win||TKO5|
|6||Feb 25, 1996||22||Cesar Agustin Basualdo||Win||TKO1|
|5||Feb 10, 1996||22||Karoly Kovacs||Win||TKO2|
|4||Nov 25, 1995||22||Keith McMurray||Win||TKO4|
|3||Aug 19, 1995||22||Donnie Penelton||Win||KO2|
|2||Aug 5, 1995||22||Hedi El Assaidi||Win||TKO4|
|1||May 20, 1995||21||Dale Jackson||Win||PTS|