Juan Carlos Payano
Juan Carlos Payano

Juan Carlos Payano

RECORD

18 - 1 - 0

KOs

9

Weight 117.6 lbs (53.18 kg)

Age 33

Home Miami, Florida, USA 

Complete Stats

Cheetah-fast 118-pound champion Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano aims up to live up to the legacy of the man he takes his nickname from. Read Bio

Last Fight

win vs Isao Gonzalo Carranza

Jan 13, 2017 / Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Miami

Payano rebounded from his first career defeat with a punishing seventh-round TKO victory.

Latest News

Latest
Rau'shee Warren and Juan Carlos PayanoPBC Boxing Video
Jun 18, 2016 / Payano vs Warren, Rau'shee Warren, Juan Carlos Payano

Warren edges Payano in rematch, wins 118-pound world title

Rau’shee Warren didn’t score the overwhelming victory he was seeking Saturday night in his 118-pound title rematch with Juan Carlos Payano, but the three-time U.S. Olympian did enough to earn his first world championship.

Juan Carlos Payano and Rau'shee Warren
Jun 17, 2016 / Payano vs Warren, Juan Carlos Payano, Rau'shee Warren

Payano, Warren look to leave no doubt in 118-pound title bout

After Juan Carlos Payano edged Rau’shee Warren in a split decision last August to retain his 118-pound world title, either man could've make a valid argument that he won the fight. Heading into their rematch, both boxers are seeking a more definitive conclusion.

Rau'shee Warren and Juan Carlos Payano
Jun 16, 2016 / Payano vs Warren, Rau'shee Warren, Juan Carlos Payano

Warren carrying heavy grudge into 118-pound title rematch with Payano

It’s been 10 months since Rau’shee Warren fell just short of beating Juan Carlos Payano in their 118-pound title fight, and he’s still convinced the better man didn’t win.

Fights

Fights

Win vs Isao Gonzalo Carranza 15-7-1

Jan 13, 2017 Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, Florida, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Isao Gonzalo Carranza by TKO in Round 7 of 8

Loss vs Rau'shee Warren

Jun 18, 2016 UIC Pavilion, Chicago

Juan Carlos Payano LOSES to Rau'shee Warren by MD in Round 12 of 12

Win vs Rau'shee Warren 13-0

Aug 02, 2015 Full Sail Live, Winter Park, Florida

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Rau'shee Warren by SD in Round 12 of 12

Loss vs Juan Carlos Payano 35-2-1

Sep 26, 2014 Mesquite Arena, Mesquite, Texas, USA

Anselmo Moreno LOSES to Juan Carlos Payano by TD in Round 6 of 12

Win vs German Meraz 46-29-1

Feb 22, 2014 Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against German Meraz by UD in Round 8 of 8

Win vs Jundy Maraon 15-0-1

Jun 14, 2013 South Mountain Arena, South Orange, New Jersey, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Jundy Maraon by KO in Round 7 of 10

Win vs Jhon Alberto Molina 32-23-3

May 10, 2013 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Jhon Alberto Molina by TKO in Round 2 of 10

Win vs Jose Luis Araiza 29-6-1

Nov 30, 2012 BB&t Center, Sunrise, Florida, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Jose Luis Araiza by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jhon Alberto Molina 32-18-3

Jul 21, 2012 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Jhon Alberto Molina by TKO in Round 9 of 10

Win vs Luis Maldonado 36-8-1

May 18, 2012 Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Luis Maldonado by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Jose Silveria 13-6-0

Mar 02, 2012 Westin Diplomat Resort, Hollywood, Florida, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Jose Silveria by UD in Round 10 of 10

Win vs Leshaun Blair 4-25-0

Dec 03, 2011 Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Leshaun Blair by TKO in Round 1 of 6

Win vs Dinoel Reynoso 0-4-0

Sep 05, 2011 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Dinoel Reynoso by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Luis Angel Paneto 5-9-2

Apr 23, 2011 Miami-Dade County Fair & Expo, Miami, Florida, USA

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Luis Angel Paneto by UD in Round 6 of 6

Win vs Cristobal Ramos 5-5-0

Mar 04, 2011 Casino Pharaohs, Managua, Nicaragua

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Cristobal Ramos by KO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Norberto Jimenez 0-3-0

Oct 09, 2010 La Vega, Dominican Republic

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Norberto Jimenez by TKO in Round 2 of 6

Win vs Luis Hinojosa 1-6-0

Sep 18, 2010 Coliseo Carlos 'Teo' Cruz, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Luis Hinojosa by UD in Round 4 of 4

Win vs Daniel Veras 0-4-0

Aug 28, 2010 Parque Publico, Elias Pina, Dominican Republic

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Daniel Veras by TKO in Round 3 of 4

Win vs Aneudy Mesa 0-7-1

Aug 21, 2010 Polideportivo Fabio Gonzalez, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Juan Carlos Payano WINS against Aneudy Mesa by UD in Round 4 of 4

Stats

Juan Carlos Payano

  • WINS 18
  • LOSSES 1
  • DRAWS 0
  • KOs 9

Weight 117.6 lbs (53.18 kg)

Height 5'5" (1.65 m)

Reach 64½" (164 cm)

  • Born

    April 12, 1984
  • Age

    33
  • Country

    Dominican Republic
  • Born in

    La Vega
  • Trains in

    Miami, FL
  • Stance

    Southpaw
  • Rounds Boxed

    117
  • KO Percentage

    47%
  • Boxing Hero

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Bio

Bio

Juan Carlos “Baby Pacquiao” Payano was highly decorated as an amateur fighter in the Dominican Republic, competing in two Olympic Games and twice winning silver at the Pan American Games. Since turning pro in 2010, he quickly ascended the ranks at 118 pounds and won a world title in 2014.

Juan Carlos Payano
Juan Carlos Payano competed in two Olympics and twice won silver at the Pan American Games as an amateur fighter.

A man of many medals

Hailing from the Dominican Republic, Payano first distinguished himself as an amateur by winning a silver medal at the 2003 Pan American Games.

After competing in the 2004 Olympics, where he lost in the second round to France’s Jérôme Thomas, the southpaw later took home the gold at the 2006 Central American and Caribbean Games.

He then earned another silver at the 2007 Pan American Games before qualifying for a second Olympics in 2008, when he lost to Italy’s Vincent Picardi in the second round.

Juan Carlos Payano
Juan Carlos Payano upset Anselmo Moreno in September 2014 to win a world championship in his 16th professional fight.

Storming to a world championship

Never lacking in confidence, Payano has long compared himself to the best. “My style is similar to Manny Pacquiao—that’s why I’m ‘Baby Pacquiao,’” Payano told ESPN prior to his 2013 clash with Jundy Maraon. “But I feel like I’m more organized with my punches, have better technique and better fighting ability.”

Payano has worked hard to live up to that designation in the ring, blitzing his first 15 opponents to set up a September 2014 title fight with crafty Panamanian Anselmo Moreno, a champ at 118 pounds for six years who was making his 13th title defense against Payano.

Payano was cut over his right eye from an accidental clash of heads in Round 2, and the ringside doctor ruled he could not continue after Round 6. Payano was ahead on all three judges’ scorecards, winning a technical decision and a world championship.