loss vs Naoya Inoue
Oct 07, 2018 / Arena, Yokohama, Japan
Juan Carlos Payano suffered his second setback as a pro when Naoya Inoue KO'd him in the first round of their WBA bantamweight title fight in Yokohama, Japan.
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Juan Carlos Payano News
Stepping into the ring against Juan Carlos Payano is the equivalent of taking an open-book math exam … while also holding the answer key … and yet somehow still flunking the test. On Tuesday night, Alexis Santiago became the latest student who failed to make the grade.
Juan Carlos Payano has already accomplished the one goal that’s atop every professional boxer’s to-do list: become a world champion. Now Payano is determined to check off box No. 2 on that list: do it again.
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 Fights
Win vs Juan Carlos Payano 16-0-0
Oct 07, 2018 • Arena, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Naoya InoueNN WINS against Juan Carlos PayanoJJ by KO in Round 1 of 12
Win vs Mike Plania 14-0-0
Mar 23, 2018 • Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ WINS against Mike PlaniaMM by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Alexis Santiago
Aug 22, 2017 • Sam's Town Live, Las Vegas
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ WINS against Alexis SantiagoAA by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Isao Gonzalo Carranza 15-7-1
Jan 13, 2017 • Hialeah Park Racing & Casino, Hialeah, Florida, USA
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ WINS against Isao Gonzalo CarranzaII by TKO in Round 7 of 8
Loss vs Rau'shee Warren
Jun 18, 2016 • UIC Pavilion, Chicago
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ LOSES to Rau'shee WarrenRR 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Rau'shee WarrenRR by SD in Round 12 of 12
Loss vs Juan Carlos Payano 35-2-1
Sep 26, 2014 • Mesquite Arena, Mesquite, Texas, USA
Anselmo MorenoAA LOSES to Juan Carlos PayanoJJ 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 PayanoJJ WINS against German MerazGG 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Jundy MaraonJJ 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Jhon Alberto MolinaJJ 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Jose Luis AraizaJJ 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Jhon Alberto MolinaJJ 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Luis MaldonadoLL 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Jose SilveriaJJ by UD in Round 10 of 10
Win vs Leshaun Blair 4-25-0
Dec 03, 2011 • Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ WINS against Leshaun BlairLL 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Dinoel ReynosoDD 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Luis Angel PanetoLL by UD in Round 6 of 6
Win vs Cristobal Ramos 5-5-0
Mar 04, 2011 • Casino Pharaohs, Managua, Nicaragua
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ WINS against Cristobal RamosCC by KO in Round 2 of 6
Win vs Norberto Jimenez 0-3-0
Oct 09, 2010 • La Vega, Dominican Republic
Juan Carlos PayanoJJ WINS against Norberto JimenezNN 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Luis HinojosaLL 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Daniel VerasDD 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 PayanoJJ WINS against Aneudy MesaAA by UD in Round 4 of 4
Juan Carlos Payano 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.
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.
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.