RECORD

Date Opponent Location Result Title
07-26-13 Yakubu Amidu Thunder Valley Casino Resort
Lincoln, California, United States
SD 12 12
01-19-13 Roman Martinez Madison Square Garden Theater
New York, New York, United States
SD 12 12 WBO Super Featherweight Title
07-20-12 Cesar Vazquez MGM Grand
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
W TKO 3 WBO Latino Super Featherweight Title
WBO Latino Junior Lightweight Title
02-24-12 Cristobal Cruz Dover Downs Hotel & Casino
Dover, DE United States
W UD 10 WBC Silver Super Featherweight Title
11-12-11 Luis Cruz MGM Grand
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
W MD 10 Vacant WBC Silver Super Featherweight Title
WBO Latino Super Featherweight Title
07-22-11 Gilberto Sanchez Leon Doubletree Hotel
Ontario, CA, USA
W UD 10
02-25-11 Frankie Archuleta Million Dollar Elm Casino
Tulsa, OK, USA
W TKO 2
11-26-10 Hozumi Hasegawa Nihon Gaishi Hall
Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
L UD 12
05-29-10 Ricardo Castillo Arena Tecate
Guadalajara, Jalisco, MEX
W RTD 11
01-15-10 Juan Carlos Martinez Laredo Civic Center
Laredo, TX, USA
W TKO 12 WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Featherweight
10-09-09 Yogli Herrera Doubletree Hotel
Ontario, CA, USA
W TKO 6
06-12-09 Vyacheslav Gusev Doubletree Hotel
Ontario, CA, USA
W UD 2 WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Featherweight
02-27-09 Fernando Omar Lizarraga Doubletree Hotel
Ontario, CA, USA
W TKO 2 Vacant WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation (CABOFE) Featherweight
11-28-08 Jesus Salvador Perez Doubletree Hotel
Ontario, CA, USA
W MD 8 8
07-25-08 Andres Ledesma Omega Products International
Corona, CA, USA
W UD 8
04-14-08 Rafael Urias Auditorio Municipal
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W UD 10
03-15-08 Miguel Angel Munguia Doubletree Hotel
Ontario, CA, USA
W RTD 3
09-22-07 Guadalupe Hernandez Palenque del Hipodromo
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W UD 10
08-24-07 Adam Carrera Omega Products International
Corona, CA, USA
W KO 3 8
05-12-07 Moises Zamudio Palenque del Hipodromo
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 6
10-16-06 Rodolfo Garay Auditorio Municipal
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W UD 10 WBC Continental Americas Featherweight
08-24-06 Juan Rivera El Foro
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W KO 2
07-14-06 Manuel Castro Gimnasio Mariano Matamoros
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 1
05-26-06 Juan Velazquez Plaza del Sol
Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
W KO 4
02-25-06 Saul Lopez Discoteca Baby Rock
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 6
12-11-05 Juan Pablo Bojorquez Discoteca Tangaloo
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 3
09-19-05 Juan Carlos Valenzuela Auditorio Municipal
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 5
08-13-05 Roberto Castro Palenque del Hipodromo
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 2
06-17-05 Jose Fernandez El Foro
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W UD 6
04-29-05 Ramon Lazcano El Foro
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 2
03-04-05 Jose Luis Alvarez El Foro
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 3
01-07-05 Andres Macias El Foro
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W TKO 2
12-10-04 Martin Borquez El Foro
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
W KO 1

BIOGRAPHY

  • Ranked WBC #5 at 126 pounds...

Only 23 years old, Juan is a six-year pro - he made his debut in Mexico at 16. A contender at 126 pounds, he has stayed fairly active in the ring and made good progress.

He has stepped up in class of opposition in his recent fights and has given strong efforts.

Manager Roberto Sandoval said, "I have worked with Juan Carlos since he was nine years old - that’s when he started boxing. I trained him for six years - from when he was 12 years to 18 years. I trained him for all of his amateur fights and his first 15 pro fights. The other three years, Gerardo Espinoza has been his trainer. [note: interview on Dec. 30, 2009]

"Juan Carlos trains at my gym in Tijuana, Gimnasio Azteca. He’s been sparring all the time with the champion, Cristobal Cruz [note: IBF featherweight world titlist] and Hector Velazquez. He also been sparring with Antonio DeMarco and Vampiro Arceo. They’re all good guys - it’s good sparring.

"His style is very intelligent. Juan Carlos has a good defense, good movement, good attack. He’s a good puncher. He’s tall, but he’s very good fighting at a distance or inside.

Fight by Fight

2011 - In his most recent fight on 2-25-11 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Burgos returned from his first pro loss with a second round TKO of durable Frankie Archuleta (27-7-1) that included three knockdowns.

2010 - On 11-26-10 in Nagoya, Japan, Burgos fought Hozumi Hasegawa (28-3) for the vacant WBC featherweight title but lost a 12 round unanimous decision.

On 5-29-10 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Burgos stopped Ricardo Castillo (38-7-1) in the 11th round in a WBC title elimination bout. At the time of the stoppage, Burgos led 100-91, 98-82, and 97-93.

On 1-15-10 in Laredo, Texas, Burgos defended his WBC CABOFE title with a 12th round TKO of Juan Carlos Martinez (17-11-1).

2009 - On 10-9-09 in Ontario, CA, he TKO’d Yogli Herrera (22-9): the fight was co-featured at the Doubletree Hotel, and Juan dominated; he wore down Herrera with body punches and scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 3rd round; he scored another knockdown with a left hook in the 6th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:17...

On 6-12-09 in Ontario he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Vyacheslav Gusev (16-1): Juan cut Gusev over his right eye with a jab in the 1st round and dominated most of the fight; he outboxed and outworked Gusev in the early rounds, but apparently injured both of his hands; Gusev pressed forward and rallied in the middle rounds, but Juan boxed and moved effectively in the late rounds; scored 98-92, 98-92, 97-93; after the fight, Juan said, "My formula all along was to box and move. I couldn’t hit him square. He moved a lot. I’m going to let my hand heal completely before I seek an elimination bout for the world title."...

On 2-27-09 in Ontario he TKO’d Omar Lizarraga (15-7-1): the fight headlined at the Doubletree Hotel; Juan scored two knockdowns with left hooks in the 2nd round - Lizarraga got up both times, but Juan rocked him with a right hand and the referee stopped the fight at 2:19...

2008 - on 11-28-08 in Ontario he won an 8 round majority decision against Jesus Perez (25-21-3): Perez was an awkward opponent and it was a sloppy fight; but Juan steadily wore him down with body punches, finished the fight strongly, and won by scores of 79-73, 77-75, 76-76...

On 7-25-08 in Corona, CA, he won an 8 round unanimous decision against Andres Ledesma (14-9-1): the fight headlined at Omega Products International; Juan injured his right hand in the 2nd round, but dominated most of the fight; he was penalized one point for low blows in the 4th round, but scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 7th round; Juan was penalized another point for low blows in the 8th, but won by scores of 78-71, 76-73, 77-73; after the fight, Juan said, "My hand - I would have had a better chance of knocking him out. I give myself a nine because I fought injured."...

On 4-14-08 in Tijuana, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Rafael Urias (15-13-1): scored 99-91 on all three scorecards...
On 3-15-08 in Ontario he knocked out Miguel Mungia (16-10-1): the fight headlined at the Doubletree Hotel and was a fundraiser for charitable causes - one was to benefit Juan’s uncle, Victor Burgos at ringside, who underwent brain surgery in 2007 after being knocked out against Vic Darchinyan; Juan scored one knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 2nd round; he scored another knockown with another left hook to the body in the 3rd, and Mungia did not continue after the round; after the fight, Juan said, "I was very happy my uncle was here. There was motivation to do well for him. We never thought something like that was going to happen to him. This fight is dedicated to him. I hope he comes to many more of my future fights. We had good training for this fight. We knew he was going to be a difficult opponent. We prepared well on working to the body in training."...

2007 - on 9-22-07 in Tijuana he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Guadalupe Hernandez (4-14): juan dominated the fight and won by near-shutout scores of 100-90, 100-90, 99-91...

On 8-24-07 in Corona he knocked out Adam Carrera (19-2): the fight headlined at Omega Products International, and ended with a one-punch knockout; Carrera pressed forward and Juan boxed and moved well; the early rounds were close, but Juan scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 3rd round and Carrera was counted out at 1:52; after the fight, Juan said, "I was looking for that punch. We had talked before the fight to look for the knockout after the third round."...

On 5-12-07 in Tijuana he TKO’d Moises Zamudio (10-17): the fight was on the undercard at El Palenque; Jusn’s uncle, Victor Burgos, was at ringside and Juan dedicated the fight to him; Zamudio pressed forward, but Juan boxed and moved well and dominated most of the fight; he staggered Zamudio with a right hand in the 3rd round, and scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body in the 6th - Zamudio got up, but Juan rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:45; after five rounds, Juan led by scores of 50-45, 50-45, 49-46...

2006 - on 10-16-06 in Tijuana he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Rodolfo Garay (17-6-1): the bout was on the undercard at the Auditorio Municipal; Garay pressed forward and gave a good effort, but Juan consistently outboxed and outworked him and dominated most of the fight; he rocked Garay with a right hand-left hook combination in the 5th round, steadily wore him down, and finished the fight strongly; scored 99-91, 99-91, 98-92; after the fight, Juan said, "He was the toughest rival of my short career. I give him my respects since he was able to take a lot of punishment. He is the best fighter I have faced, and I look forward to facing more of this type of fighters in the coming year. I feel very satisfied in winning my first title in front of my native city and with my uncle, Victor Burgos, in attendance."...

On 8-24-06 in Tijuana he knocked out Juan Rivera (0-1): the fight was on the undercard at El Foro; Juan scored a knockdown with a left hook to the chin in the 2nd round, and Rivera was counted out at 0:44...
On 7-14-06 in Tijuana he TKO’d Jose Castro (0-20): at 2:35 of the 1st round...
On 5-26-06 in Mexicali, MX, he knocked out Juan Velazquez (4-5-2): in the 4th round...
On 2-25-06 in Tijuana he TKO’d Saul Lopez (0-11-1): at 1:14 of the 6th round; after five rounds, Juan led by scores of 49-44, 49-44, 48-45...
2005 - on 12-11-05 in Tijuana he TKO’d Juan Bojorquez (0-7): at 1:01 of the 3rd round...
On 9-20-05 in Tijuana he TKO’d Juan Valenzuela (0-1): at 1:05 of the 5th round...
On 8-13-05 in Tijuana he TKO’d Roberto Castro (0-2): at 1:56 of the 2nd round...
On 6-17-05 in Tijuana he won a 6 round unanimous decision against Jose Fernandez (1-0-1): scored 60-54, 60-54, 59-55...
On 4-28-05 in Tijuana he TKO’d Ramon Lazcano (debut): in the 2nd round...
On 3-4-05 in Tijuana he knocked out Jose Alvarez (2-3): at 2:55 of the 3rd round...
On 1-7-05 in Tijuana he TKO’d Andres Macias (debut): at 2:24 of the 2nd round...
He debuted at the age of 16 on 12-10-04 in Tijuana and knocked out Martin Borquez (debut): in the 2nd round...

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Manager Roberto Sandoval said, "Juan was born in Puebla, but when he was one years, he came to Tijuana. He has two brothers and one sister, but he’s the only boxer. His father works at a gas station. Victor Burgos is his uncle. [note: former IBF junior flyweight world titlist]

"Juan Carlos started training at my gym when he was nine years old. He trained eight months and had his first amateur fight. His amateur record was 27 wins and seven losses.
"He has his own business, a place that sells tacos."...

Juan Carlos is single and has no children...

STRENGTHS: Has good skills and movement...is tall for the division...has good punching power, punches in combinations...a good body puncher...

WEAKNESSES: Prone to hand injuries...had limited amateur experience...

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 27 fights...151 total rounds...

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 73 %...

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds - 1 (0-1)...10 rounds - 4 (4-0)...8 rounds - 2 (2-0)...

FIGHTER STATS
Nickname:
Mini Burgos
Birth date:
12/26/87
Birth place:
Tijuana, Mexico
Age:
25
Division:
Featherweight
Record:
30-1-1, 20 KOs
Stance:
Righthanded
Height:
174 cm
Reach:
174 cm
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