Juan Carlos Gómez

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Juan Carlos Gómez
Statistics
Real name Juan Carlos Gómez
Nickname(s) Pantera Negra (Black Panther)
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m)
Reach 80½" (204 cm)
Nationality Cuba Cuban
Born (1973-07-26) July 26, 1973 (age 40)
La Habana, Cuba
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 55
Wins 51
Wins by KO 38
Losses 3
Draws 0
No contests 1

Juan Carlos Gómez (born July 26, 1973 in Havana, Cuba) is a professional boxer. He is a former WBC Cruserweight Champion. He lives in and boxes out of Hamburg, Germany.

Early years and defection[edit]

He defected from Cuba during a stay in Germany. "I didn't choose boxing," said Cuban defector Juan Carlos Gómez in a recent interview. "They chose it for me in Cuba. I wanted to become a baseball player. That was always my dream. But, you know, in Cuba you are not allowed to make your own decisions."[citation needed]

Amateur career[edit]

  • Amateur Record: 158-12
  • 1990 - Gold Medal World Junior Championships in Lima at 75 kg
  • 1994 - Represented Cuba at the Chemistry Cup, his results were:

Defeated Jan Schwank (Germany) 9-4

Lost to Sven Ottke (Germany) 9-9

  • 1994 - Competed at the USA Vs Cuba Cup in Ledyard, USA

Defeated Antonio Tarver (USA) 10-10

  • 1995 - Represented Cuba at the Chemistry Cup, his results were:

Lost to Thomas Ulrich (Germany)12-16

Professional career[edit]

Cruiserweight[edit]

The southpaw turned pro as a cruiser for Universum box promotions. On February 21, 1998, in Mar Del Plata, Argentina, Gómez won the WBC Cruiserweight title from reigning champion, Marcelo Fabian Dominguez via a unanimous decision.

Nicknamed "Black Panther", Gómez ruled the cruiserweight division from 1998–2001, successfully defending his WBC Cruiserweight Title ten times. Among his notable defenses were those 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.

He then vacated the title in February 2002 in order to move up to the Heavyweight ranks.

Heavyweight[edit]

In 2001 Gómez tested the waters in the heavyweight division and beaten durable veteran Al Cole (another former Cruiserweight champ) by TKO 6. Gómez then moved back down to defend his title against Pietro Aurino, and after defeating Aurino he moved up to heavyweight permanently.

Gómez has had some success at heavyweight, capturing wins over Sinan Samil Sam and David Defiagbon, but was shockingly TKO'd by fellow Cuban Yanqui Diaz in the first round in 2004.

Gómez defeated Don King promoted Oliver McCall via a ten round decision on October 15, 2005, a result which was changed shortly thereafter to a no contest after Gomez failed a post-fight drug test due to a presence of cocaine.[1] Gómez vehemently denied the charge and backed this up by producing a negative test where no drugs were found in his system, though this test was taken two months after the fight.[2]

After that Gómez announced that he converted to Islam. Gómez stated, '“After they stole my victory over Oliver McCall because of doping in October 2005 I was totally devastated. I swear that I never doped in my life. After the fight I went to the USA where I was built up by the Black Muslim community. That's why I converted to Islam. I thank Allah for giving me back my courage, energy and self esteem."' Gómez then returned to the ring on December 15, 2006 and on October 19 of 2007, once again outpointed Oliver McCall winning the WBC International Heavyweight title in the process, then on September 27, 2008, at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany, Gómez defeated Vladimir Virchis to become the #1 contender for the WBC heavyweight title.[3]

Gómez faced WBC Heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko on March 21 in Stuttgart, Germany. Early in the fight, Gomez managed to frustrate Klitschko by diverting a large number of jabs, but eventually Klitschko was able to establish control using his immense size and superior punching power. He was floored by a big right hand in round seven, but managed to get up. After a barrage of punches in round nine, the referee stopped the fight.[4]

On March 27, 2010 Gómez made a successful comeback, defeating Alexey Mazikin to win the WBA International Heavyweight title. He went on to defeat Alexander Kahl of Germany on April 9 in Hamburg to record his second victory in a fortnight.

Preceded by
Marcelo Fabian Dominguez
WBC Cruiserweight Champion
21 Feb 1998–3 Nov 2001
Vacates
Succeeded by
Wayne Braithwaite
Preceded by
Oliver McCall
WBC International Heavyweight Champion
October 19, 2007–2008
Vacant
Title next held by
Odlanier Solis

Professional boxing record[edit]

50 Wins (38 knockouts, 12 decisions), 3 Losses (2 knockouts, 1 decision), 1 No Contest [5]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 15-5-1 Bosnia and Herzegovina Adnan Buharalija TKO 2 11/05/2012 Germany Goeppingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Win 24-14-3 United States Darnell Wilson TKO 4 21/04/2012 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:12 of the fourth round.
Loss 23-12-3 United States Darnell Wilson MD 10 24/09/2011 Germany Dima-Sportcenter, Lohbruegge, Germany 95-95, 94-96, 94-96.
Win 17-21-2 United States Harold "Hard Roc" Sconiers TKO 4 04/12/2010 Germany Sport- und Kongresshalle, Schwerin, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 0:27 of the fourth round.
Win 21-29-2 United States Zack Page UD 8 31/07/2010 Germany O2 World, Altona, Germany 80-72, 80-72, 80-72.
Win 17-6-1 Turkey Oezcan Cetinkaya UD 8 04/06/2010 Germany Karl Eckel Halle, Hattersheim am Main, Germany
Win 15-4-1 Germany Alexander Kahl UD 8 09/04/2010 Germany Schwerin Arena, Schwerin, Germany 80-69, 80-69, 80-68.
Win 13-4-2 Ukraine Oleksiy Mazikin KO 3 27/03/2010 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Germany WBA International Heavyweight Title. Mazikin knocked out at 2:44 of the third round.
Loss 36-2 Ukraine Vitali Klitschko TKO 9 21/03/2009 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany WBC World Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the ninth round.
Win 24-1 Ukraine Volodymyr Vyrchys UD 12 27/09/2008 Germany Color Line Arena, Altona, Germany WBC World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. 117-110, 117-109, 115-111.
Win 51-8 United States Oliver McCall UD 12 19/10/2007 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Neukoeln, Germany WBC International Heavyweight Title/World Heavyweight Title Eliminator. 116-112, 118-110, 118-110.
Win 24-4 Russia Denis Bakhtov UD 12 16/06/2007 Turkey Atatürk Sport Salonu, Ankara, Turkey PABA Heavyweight Title. 120-108, 120-109, 120-108.
Win 18-5 Brazil Adenilson Rodrigues TKO 1 10/02/2007 Germany Hotel Elysee, Rothenbaum, Germany WBC Latino Heavyweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:33 of the first round.
Win 18-11-1 Brazil Daniel "Barney" Frank KO 3 15/12/2006 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Germany Frank knocked out at 2:00 of the third round.
No Contest 45-8 United States Oliver McCall NC 10 15/10/2005 Germany Mehrzweckhalle Sued, Düsseldorf, Germany Decision for Gomez overturned due to positive drug tests.
Win 34-7 Brazil George Arias KO 4 28/05/2005 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany Arias knocked out at 2:27 of the fourth round.
Win 21-1 Nigeria David Defiagbon TKO 3 15/01/2005 Germany Bordelandhalle, Magdeburg, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:58 of the third round.
Loss 10-1 Cuba Yanqui Diaz TKO 1 13/08/2004 United States Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas, United States Referee stopped the bout at 1:46 of the first round.
Win 18-0 Turkey Sinan Samil Sam UD 10 27/09/2003 United States HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York, United States 98-91, 99-90, 97-92.
Win 11-2-1 Brazil Daniel "Barney" Frank TKO 2 17/08/2002 Germany Estrel Convention Center, Neukoeln, Germany
Win 18-5-1 United States Ken "The Bed" Murphy TKO 5 16/03/2002 Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle, Stuttgart, Germany
Win 21-1 Italy Pietro Aurino TKO 6 03/11/2001 Germany Hansehalle, Luebeck, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title.
Win 31-8-2 United States Alfred Cole TKO 6 04/08/2001 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 115-6-3 Argentina Jorge Fernando Castro TKO 10 16/12/2000 Germany Grugahalle, Essen, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:56 of the tenth round.
Win 19-2-1 United States Imamu Mayfield KO 3 06/05/2000 Germany Swissotel, Neuss, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Mayfield knocked out at 0:50 of the third round.
Win 23-1-1 Democratic Republic of the Congo Mohamed Siluvangi TKO 2 11/03/2000 Germany Hansehalle, Luebeck, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:35 of the second round.
Win 20-3 Ghana Napoleon Tagoe KO 9 11/12/1999 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Tagoe knocked out at 1:25 of the ninth round.
Win 21-4 United Kingdom Bruce "The Truce" Scott TKO 6 17/07/1999 Germany Philips Halle, Düsseldorf, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:45 of the sixth round.
Win 26-2-1 Argentina Marcelo Fabian Dominguez UD 12 13/03/1999 Germany Hansehalle, Luebeck, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. 119-111, 119-111, 119-110.
Win 17-1 United States Rodney "King" Gordon TKO 2 12/12/1998 Germany Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title.
Win 23-1 Russia Alexey "Russian Bear" Ilyin TKO 2 03/10/1998 Germany Prinz-Garden Halle, Augsburg, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title.
Win 20-4-1 Australia Guy "Arc Angel" Waters TKO 6 05/06/1998 Germany Sporthalle, Wandsbek, Germany WBC World Cruiserweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 1:30 of the sixth round.
Win 22-1-1 Argentina Marcelo Fabian Dominguez UD 12 21/02/1998 Argentina Mar del Plata, Argentina WBC World Cruiserweight Title. 116-112, 116-112, 115-113.
Win 8-28-1 United States "Boxing" Mike Robinson KO 2 08/11/1997 Germany Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Win 31-16-2 Mexico Mike Sedillo KO 2 04/10/1997 Germany Stadionsporthalle, Hannover, Germany
Win 13-3-1 Ghana Ted Cofie TKO 4 12/07/1997 Germany Berlethalle, Hagen, Germany WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 26-8-3 Ukraine Valeriy Vykhor TKO 5 14/06/1997 North Rhine-Westphalia Saaltheater Geulen, Aachen, Germany WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 12-11-2 United States Guy Sonnenberg KO 1 10/05/1997 Germany Ballsporthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
Win 22-2 Brazil Jose Arimatea Da Silva TKO 9 08/03/1997 Germany Sartory Saale, Cologne, Germany WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 7-5 United States Ron "Hurricane" Carter TKO 3 22/02/1997 Germany Sporthalle, Wandsbek, Germany
Win 15-13-2 United States Mike Peak PTS 8 25/01/1997 Germany Maritim Hotel, Stuttgart, Germany
Win 26-6 United States Dan "Pastor" Ward KO 1 21/12/1996 Germany Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, Germany WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 27-3-2 United States Brian LaSpada TKO 11 19/10/1996 Germany Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, Germany WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 21-6 France Philippe Michel TKO 9 17/08/1996 Germany Zoo-Gesellschaftshaus, Frankfurt, Germany WBC International Cruiserweight Title.
Win 2-10 Slovakia Ludomir Dubac TKO 2 08/06/1996 Germany Deutz Sporthalle, Cologne, Germany
Win 13-28 United States Tim "Dark" Knight PTS 8 04/05/1996 Germany Sport und Erholungszentrum, Friedrichshain, Germany
Win 18-32-3 United States David Quinn Robinson TKO 2 13/04/1996 Germany Sporthalle, Wandsbek, Germany
Win 15-19 Argentina Eduardo Antonio Carranza TKO 2 06/04/1996 Germany Stadionsporthalle, Hannover, Germany
Win 6-14 United Kingdom Bobbie Joe Edwards TKO 5 16/03/1996 Germany Deutschlandhalle, Charlottenburg, Germany
Win 0-10 Paraguay Cesar Agustin Basualdo Morel TKO 1 25/02/1996 Germany Universum Gym, Wandsbek, Germany
Win 2-5 Hungary Karoly Kovacs TKO 2 10/02/1996 Germany Stadthalle, Cottbus, Germany
Win 15-30-1 United States Keith "Sir Jabalot" McMurray TKO 4 25/11/1995 Germany Stadthalle, Braunschweig, Germany
Win 4-30 United States Donnie "Black Battle Cat" Penelton KO 2 19/08/1995 Germany Eisstadion an der Brehmstraße, Düsseldorf, Germany
Win 5-15-1 France Hedi El Assaidi TKO 4 05/08/1995 Germany Sport und Erholungszentrum, Friedrichshain, Germany Referee stopped the bout at 2:30 of the fourth round.
Win 20-10-3 United States "Pale" Dale Jackson PTS 6 20/05/1995 Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Alsterdorf, Germany

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