Manuel Félix Díaz

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Félix Manuel Díaz
Real name Félix Manuel Díaz Guzman
Rated at Welterweight
Height 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Nationality Dominican Republic Dominican
Born (1983-12-10) December 10, 1983 (age 31)
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 18
Wins 17
Wins by KO 8
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 0
Manuel Félix Díaz
Medal record
Men's Boxing
Competitor for the  Dominican Republic
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2008 Beijing Light Welterweight
Pan American Games
Bronze medal – third place 2003 S. Domingo Lightweight
Central American and Caribbean Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 San Salvador Lightweight

Félix Manuel Díaz Guzman (born 10 December 1983) is a professional boxer from the Dominican Republic who won Olympic Gold in 2008. Díaz Guzman had also won the bronze medal in the same division in 2003, at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo. Guzman is signed to boxing promoter Acquinity Sports.

Amateur career[edit]

The aggressive southpaw brawler participated in the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native Caribbean country. There he was stopped in the first round of the Lightweight (60 kg) division by Kazakhstan's eventual bronze medalist Serik Yeleuov.

At the PanAm Games 2007 he lost the quarterfinal 12:13 to Inocente Fiss. He qualified for the 2008 Olympics by defeating Myke Carvalho 8:6.

In Beijing though, he won all five bouts and sensationally won Gold against reigning champion Manus Boonjumnong of Thailand. It was the nation's second ever Olympic gold after Félix Sánchez in 2004 and the second boxing medal after Pedro Nolasco won a bronze in Los Angeles in 1984.[1]

Olympic games results[edit]

2004 (as a lightweight)

2008 (as a Light welterweight)[2]

World amateur championships results[edit]

2007 (as a Light welterweight)

  • Defeated Su Hsiao Ken (Chinese Taipei) RSC 1
  • Lost to Masatsugu Kawachi (Japan) 14-15

Professional Career[edit]

He turned pro in 2009. As a professional, he won a majority decision against Adrian Granados for the World Boxing Council Central American Boxing Federation title.[3][4]

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