Félix Díaz (boxer)
|Félix Manuel Díaz|
|Real name||Félix Manuel Díaz Guzman|
|Height||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
December 10, 1983 |
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
|Wins by KO||9|
|Representing the Dominican Republic|
|2008 Beijing||Light Welterweight|
|Pan American Games|
|2003 S. Domingo||Lightweight|
|Central American and Caribbean Games|
|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.
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.
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.
Olympic games results
2004 (as a lightweight)
- Lost to Serik Yeleuov (Kazakhstan) 28-16
2008 (as a Light welterweight)
- Defeated Eduard Hambardzumyan (Armenia) 11-4
- Defeated John Joe Joyce (Ireland) 11-11
- Defeated Morteza Sepahvand (Iran) 11-6
- Defeated Alexis Vastine (France) 12-10
- Defeated Manus Boonjumnong (Thailand) 12-4
World amateur championships results
2007 (as a Light welterweight)
- Defeated Su Hsiao Ken (Chinese Taipei) RSC 1
- Lost to Masatsugu Kawachi (Japan) 14-15
- "Diaz beats Athens boxing champ to win lightwelterweight gold". GMA News Online. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- "Five Fights, Five Different Nations Capture Olympic Gold". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- "Felix Diaz Edges Granados: Marrero, Khytrov Win Big". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.
- "Felix Diaz-Adrian Granados Set For November 21". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2016-03-09.