David Gutierrez

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Name: David Gutierrez
Born: 1965-05-15
Hometown: San Diego, California, USA
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David Gutierrez is considered the top boxer to ever come out of National City, Ca., adjacent to San Diego. As an amateur, he won several regional, state and national titles, including the 1981 National Junior Olympics and the 1984 United States Western Olympic Trials. He reached the semi-finals of the United States Olympic Trials, and came very closed to upsetting eventual Trials winner and Olympic gold medalist and former world welterweight champion Mark Breland. Gutierrez caused a scare throughout the amateur boxing world, when he, at 5-foot-6 dropped the 6-foot-2 Breland with a powerful overhand-right, left-hook combination. Breland barely got through the round with controversial help from the referee not giving the dazed Breland additional standing eight counts, which would have ended in a RSC -- referee stop contest. Gutierrez's amateur career ended with a record of 87-4.

Gutierrez ended his undefeated, professional boxing career premature because of a neck injury. In his post-boxing life, Gutierrez is a practicing lawyer. Along with his father, he now trains and advises upcoming boxers. His younger brother -- by adoption -- is fellow professional boxer, James Parison. Nicknamed Choco, Parison is a very talented, slick-boxing prospect.