Jose Luis Guzman: The Ultimate Professional

By Xavier Porter,

February 4, 2017

Brooklyn, N.Y. – A boxer’s record does not define the type of fighter he is. When you face a fighter with Jose Luis Guzman’s experience you soon find out that there’s more than meets the eye of what’s written down on paper. Nicknamed “The Problem” because of his ability to adapt any boxing style that he’s faced with Guzman is preparing for his return back to the ring.

“I will be fighting soon at 147lb,” Guzman said, “I’ve outgrown fighting at 135 and 140lb.”

“I’ve been training in the gym, working hard. I have a couple of different offers on the table so I’ve been training hard for that.”

“I will be back, fighting on the Contender series in April so I’m looking forward to that.”

Guzman shared his hopes of fighting on a major fight card within New York City.

“I’ve received a special offer to fight a certain person. This fight has to happen in New York City. It’s going to take place in New York City in front of everyone.”

“It’s a fight that I’ve been wanting for years. It’s actually a rematch fight. I can’t say much about the fight but it looks promising and it’s a fight that New York City will love to see.”

“A lot of people have been asking to see this fight take place. When the fight first happened I was young man at the time, fighting a lot of people in the amateurs. I was seventeen years old. My opponent at the time was twenty-eight. Hopefully it happens and if it does it will be interesting. This fight, if it happens, I’m going for the knockout.”

Jose Luis Guzman with Director and Boxing Manager Peter Berg

Jose Luis Guzman with Director and Boxing Manager Peter Berg/photo taken by Xavier Porter

Guzman is not only a talented boxer he’s also a skilled trainer, teaching his methods from out of Mendez Boxing Gym. His clients range from everyday working class people to most notably the President of HBO Sports Peter Nelson. Guzman enjoys training people as much as he enjoys fighting.

Peter Nelson loves boxing. He loves to spar. I am thankful to have the opportunity to work with such amazing people. It’s truly a blessing.”

“One of my favorite people to train is Peter Berg. He too loves boxing. He’s a movie director and has directed great movies such as The Rundown (starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Seann William Scott of American Pie fame); Friday Night Lights; The Kingdom (starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, and Jennifer Garner); Lone Survivor (starring Mark Wahlberg); Hancock (starring Will Smith); and most recently Patriot Day (starring Mark Wahlberg). He’s also a boxing manager.”

Guzman is focused on rebuilding his career and plans to bring nothing but excitement when he returns back to the ring.

Jose Luis Guzman with world title contenders Felix Verdejo and Julian "Hammerhands" Rodriguez

Jose Luis Guzman with world title contenders Felix Verdejo and Julian “Hammerhands” Rodriguez; photo courtesy of Xavier Porter fro Brooklynfights

“Look out for me on the Contender series. I am focused on putting NYC boxing back on its pedestal.”

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