Juan Carlos Payano

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Name: Juan Carlos Payano
Born: 1984-04-12 (Age:31)
Birthplace: La Vega, Dominican Republic
Hometown: Miami, Florida, USA
Stance: Southpaw
Height: 5′ 5″   /   165cm
Reach: 64½″   /   164cm
Boxing Record: click

Juan Carlos Payano (born December 14, 1984) is a boxer from the Dominican Republic best known for winning a silver medal at flyweight at the Pan-Am Games twice.

Amateur Career

At the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo he lost to Yuriorkis Gamboa and won silver.

He participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native Caribbean country. There he defeated Bato-Munko Vankeev but was beaten in the second round of the Flyweight (51 kg) division by France's eventual runner-up Jérôme Thomas.

2005 at the world championships he beat Yang Bo but lost to Andry Laffita.

2006 he defeated Laffita but lost to Zou Shiming at a tournament. He won the Central America Games, he beat McJoe Arroyo and won gold against Cuban Yoandri Salinas who had replaced Laffita.

2007 at the Pan-Am Games he won silver again, this time he beat Braulio Ávila but lost to McJoes brother McWilliams Arroyo.

He qualified for the Olympics by winning his qualifier among others against Andry Laffita.

Olympic results

2004 (as a flyweight)

2008 (as a flyweight)

World amateur championships results

Titles Held

  • WBC Latino Bantamweight Title (2012-)