Trainer Jose Guzman Starts 2021 In Stellar Fashion

By: Sean Crose "I love it," trainer Jose Guzman says of his hectic - and so far very successful - 2021. "The busier I am the better." Guzman has much to be pleased with at the moment. Last week, Guzman could appreciate the fact that a mixed martial artist he helped train had suddenly become the UFC's newest star. Yet the explosive arrival of Michael Chandler onto the UFC 257 pay per view card was only the beginning. This past weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, rising bantamweight and Guzman protégé Dominique Crowder earned the eighth win of his thus far undefeated career against fellow undefeated prospect Marvin Sims. Crowder does his thing... "He won by unanimous decision," Guzman says, noting that Crowder "dropped him in the third round with a right hook." Not that Guzman and Crowder are content to rest upon their laurels. "He's going to take a week off, a week and a half," Guzman notes, "and he'll be right back in the gym." Activity is important to the trainer. He's got several fighters lined up for events, including "The Prodigy" himself, Josue Vargas. For the moment, Guzman says the junior middleweight is "staying busy in camp" before adding that "we haven't turned up the heat yet." ...as does Chandler Guzman is well respected by his fighters. While talking to Boxing Insider back in 2019, Vargas stated of Guzman: “I call him my brother. I watched him growing up and training and going to his professional fights, to him now working my corner and being in my corner and doing the mitts with me. Giving me instructions and guiding me the right way. Every time before the weigh ins, he makes sure I don’t eat any candy or drink any soda." The confidence Guzman instills is evident when speaking to Crowder. “I can take the risk,” says the Brelandesque bantamweight when the topic turns to major fights in the near future. Guzman's story is a classic tale of boxing. Growing up in the Bronx, he was a kid who admittedly didn't mind getting into trouble. After his father took him to a gym, however, Guzman's life permanently changed for the better. With a terrific amateur record under his belt, Guzman made the transition to pro. Notable success seems to be finding the man, however, as he embraces the role of trainer. In this, Guzman is certainly not alone. Fighters from Eddie Futch to Freddie Roach to Robert Garcia have transitioned from being fighters to training fighters, with spectacular results. The post Trainer Jose Guzman Starts 2021 In Stellar Fashion appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Trainer Jose Guzman Starts 2021 In Stellar Fashion

By: Sean Crose

"I love it," trainer Jose Guzman says of his hectic - and so far very successful - 2021. "The busier I am the better." Guzman has much to be pleased with at the moment. Last week, Guzman could appreciate the fact that a mixed martial artist he helped train had suddenly become the UFC's newest star. Yet the explosive arrival of Michael Chandler onto the UFC 257 pay per view card was only the beginning. This past weekend in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, rising bantamweight and Guzman protégé Dominique Crowder earned the eighth win of his thus far undefeated career against fellow undefeated prospect Marvin Sims.

Crowder does his thing...

"He won by unanimous decision," Guzman says, noting that Crowder "dropped him in the third round with a right hook." Not that Guzman and Crowder are content to rest upon their laurels. "He's going to take a week off, a week and a half," Guzman notes, "and he'll be right back in the gym." Activity is important to the trainer. He's got several fighters lined up for events, including "The Prodigy" himself, Josue Vargas. For the moment, Guzman says the junior middleweight is "staying busy in camp" before adding that "we haven't turned up the heat yet."

...as does Chandler

Guzman is well respected by his fighters. While talking to Boxing Insider back in 2019, Vargas stated of Guzman: “I call him my brother. I watched him growing up and training and going to his professional fights, to him now working my corner and being in my corner and doing the mitts with me. Giving me instructions and guiding me the right way. Every time before the weigh ins, he makes sure I don’t eat any candy or drink any soda." The confidence Guzman instills is evident when speaking to Crowder. “I can take the risk,” says the Brelandesque bantamweight when the topic turns to major fights in the near future.

Guzman's story is a classic tale of boxing. Growing up in the Bronx, he was a kid who admittedly didn't mind getting into trouble. After his father took him to a gym, however, Guzman's life permanently changed for the better. With a terrific amateur record under his belt, Guzman made the transition to pro. Notable success seems to be finding the man, however, as he embraces the role of trainer. In this, Guzman is certainly not alone. Fighters from Eddie Futch to Freddie Roach to Robert Garcia have transitioned from being fighters to training fighters, with spectacular results.

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Jermall Charlo Details Who’s On His Hitlist

By: Hans Themistode To be as frank as possible, Jermall Charlo doesn't like anyone in or around his 160-pound weight class. So it came as no surprise to hear the list of names the Houston native reeled off as must-have opponents before he brings the curtain’s down on his career. “Obviously I want Canelo,” said Charlo on his social media account. “GGG (Gennadiy Golovkin) on his way out so I gotta get him before he leaves. I gotta knock (Daniel) Jacobs the fuck out.” At 30 years of age, Charlo has no intentions of ending his career anytime soon. In fact, the two-division belt holder is currently in the midst of a public feud with former super middleweight titlist David Benavidez. Despite campaigning at a smaller weight, Charlo has stated on numerous occasions that he would have no issue with making the trek eight pounds north in order to make their showdown a reality. At the moment though, Charlo appears to be fixated on his fellow middleweight peers and those who have once fought in the 160-pound division. In the perfect world, Charlo would prefer a tournament of sorts. One that would end the debate surrounding who is the best fighter from the bunch he named previously. In terms of Canelo and GGG, Charlo doesn't appear to have any animosity towards them. In the case of Jacobs however, Charlo becomes apoplectic. For years now the pair have simply not liked one another. But for as much as Charlo would love to lay the Brooklyn, product flat on his back in a tournament setting, he would much rather force him to wait on the sidelines. In the Houston native’s opinion, both Jacobs and current WBO middleweight titlist Demetrius Andrade would vie for last place and should face one another to determine who walks away with the infamous crown. “Jacobs and Andrade can wait since they been waiting so long anyway. They can fight each other and then I’ll fight the winner. Let the third and fourth place fight each other type shit.” Needless to say, but in Charlo’s hypothetical tournament, he would reign supreme. Although the Houstonian stoutly believes he’s the best in the world, he remembers a time when he was an unknown fighter trying to make a name for himself. With world titles in two separate weight classes and an undefeated record through 31 fights, Charlo, by all accounts, has become a known commodity in the boxing world. Having said that, Charlo knows good and well that while he is regarded as one of the best in the sport, an unheralded fighter can change things in the blink of an eye. "There might be another fighter coming up. I was young once. Generations change, somebody’s gonna come up." The post Jermall Charlo Details Who’s On His Hitlist appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Jermall Charlo Details Who’s On His Hitlist

By: Hans Themistode

To be as frank as possible, Jermall Charlo doesn't like anyone in or around his 160-pound weight class. So it came as no surprise to hear the list of names the Houston native reeled off as must-have opponents before he brings the curtain’s down on his career.

“Obviously I want Canelo,” said Charlo on his social media account. “GGG (Gennadiy Golovkin) on his way out so I gotta get him before he leaves. I gotta knock (Daniel) Jacobs the fuck out.”

At 30 years of age, Charlo has no intentions of ending his career anytime soon. In fact, the two-division belt holder is currently in the midst of a public feud with former super middleweight titlist David Benavidez. Despite campaigning at a smaller weight, Charlo has stated on numerous occasions that he would have no issue with making the trek eight pounds north in order to make their showdown a reality.

At the moment though, Charlo appears to be fixated on his fellow middleweight peers and those who have once fought in the 160-pound division. In the perfect world, Charlo would prefer a tournament of sorts. One that would end the debate surrounding who is the best fighter from the bunch he named previously.

In terms of Canelo and GGG, Charlo doesn't appear to have any animosity towards them. In the case of Jacobs however, Charlo becomes apoplectic. For years now the pair have simply not liked one another. But for as much as Charlo would love to lay the Brooklyn, product flat on his back in a tournament setting, he would much rather force him to wait on the sidelines.

In the Houston native’s opinion, both Jacobs and current WBO middleweight titlist Demetrius Andrade would vie for last place and should face one another to determine who walks away with the infamous crown.

“Jacobs and Andrade can wait since they been waiting so long anyway. They can fight each other and then I’ll fight the winner. Let the third and fourth place fight each other type shit.”

Needless to say, but in Charlo’s hypothetical tournament, he would reign supreme. Although the Houstonian stoutly believes he’s the best in the world, he remembers a time when he was an unknown fighter trying to make a name for himself. With world titles in two separate weight classes and an undefeated record through 31 fights, Charlo, by all accounts, has become a known commodity in the boxing world.

Having said that, Charlo knows good and well that while he is regarded as one of the best in the sport, an unheralded fighter can change things in the blink of an eye.

"There might be another fighter coming up. I was young once. Generations change, somebody’s gonna come up."

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