Juan Carlos Burgos
Thompson Boxing Fighter - Juan Carlos Burgos

Juan Carlos Burgos

Nickname: Miniburgos

Birth date: December 26, 1987

Birth place: Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

Record: 33-3-2

Division: Lightweight

Stance: Orthodox

Height: 5' 9½" / 177cm

Reach: 68½" / 174cm

Top lightweight prospect Jose “El Gato” Roman (23-1-1, 16 KOs) of Garden Grove, Calif. signed an exclusive promotional contract with Thompson Boxing Promotions in the fall of 2013.

Since then, Roman has won nine straight (five by way of KO) and is inching closer to a much deserved world title shot.

“Roman is a known commodity in the boxing industry,” said Ken Thompson, president of Thompson Boxing Promotions.  “He is a knockout artist with boxing skills and he already has a solid following. We expect big things from him in the near future.”

Roman, who is built like a welterweight but fights in the lightweight division, started his professional career blazing hot, scoring eleven knockouts in his first 14 fights.  A technical draw against Javier Garcia and a close split decision loss to Robert Osiobe slowed his momentum, but Roman believes those speed bumps are well behind him.

“Boxers always face adversity and as long you learn from your experiences, you become a better fighter,” Roman said.  “I have a great team in place that will help me get to where I want to go.”

Roman is unlike many lightweights in that he is nearly six feet tall and has very little trouble cutting down to the 135-pound lightweight limit.

“I’ve always had a fast metabolism and an excellent ability for long distance running,” said Roman, who as a freshman in high school was the No. 2 ranked cross country runner in Orange County.  “When I ran cross country in high school I was able to run three miles in 16 minutes.  I ultimately had to give that up to focus more on boxing.”

“There is a lot of talent in Southern California and Roman is probably at the top of that list,” said Alex Camponovo, general manager and matchmaker for Thompson Boxing.  “We are proud he came to us and we will do our best to make this KO artist a star.” “El Gato” is fun to watch, has great stamina, and is preparing to have a busy schedule as we move him toward his main goal – to be a world champion.”

Roman showed why he is considered one of the division’s brightest talents by picking apart the hard-hitting Hector Miguel Zuniga on Nov. 22, 2013 from the Doubletree Ontario.  Roman won a six-round unanimous decision with scores 60-53, 60-53 and 58-55.  

Roman was able to fight on the inside and out with equal ease, and, in the fourth, he connected with a right hook that put Zuniga on his wallet.  Roman displayed superior hand speed, excellent instincts and savvy defense.  His most effective combination, a double-left hook to the head and body, landed flush more often than not.  Roman threw such tight and sharp left hooks that Zuniga rarely saw them coming.  

The following year saw him capture the vacant WBC CABOFE Lightweight Title over Luis Solis of Mexico (May 2014). He would later successfully defend that title against Hector Velazquez in September.

After boxing, Roman plans to re-enroll at California State University, Fullerton to complete his B.S. degree in chemistry. Roman is managed by Bay Area-based attorney Steven Martini. 

Date Opponent Location Result
2018-09-28 Devin Haney Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula Lost
2017-08-19 Hector Garcia Plaza de Toros Caliente, Tijuana Win
2017-03-04 Jorge Edgar Sillas Salon Sindicato Alba Roja, Tijuana Win
2016-12-10 Hector Nava AS Boxing Arena, Tijuana Win
2014-01-25 Mikey Garcia Madison Square Garden Theater, New York Lost
2013-07-26 Yakubu Amidu Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln Draw
2013-01-19 Roman Martinez Madison Square Garden Theater, New York Draw
2012-07-20 Cesar Vazquez Edgewater Casino, Laughlin Win
2012-02-24 Cristobal Cruz Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, Dover Win
2011-11-12 Luis Cruz MGM Grand, Las Vegas Win
2011-07-22 Gilberto Sanchez Leon DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2011-02-25 Frankie Archuleta Million Dollar Elm Casino, Tulsa Win
2010-11-26 Hozumi Hasegawa Nihon Gaishi Hall, Nagoya Lost
2010-05-29 Ricardo Castillo Arena Tecate , Guadalajara Win
2010-01-15 Juan Carlos Martinez Laredo Civic Center, Laredo Win
2009-10-09 Yogli Herrera DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2009-06-12 Vyacheslav Gusev DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2009-02-27 Fernando Omar Lizarraga DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2008-11-28 Jesus Salvador Perez DoubleTree Hotel, Ontario Win
2008-07-25 Andres Ledesma Omega Products International, Corona Win
2008-04-14 Rafael Urias Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana Win
2008-03-15 Miguel Angel Munguia DoubleTree Hotel, Orange Win
2007-09-22 Guadalupe Lupillo Hernandez Palenque del Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana Win
2007-08-24 Adam Carrera Omega Products International, Corona Win
2007-05-12 Moises Zamudio Palenque del Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana Win
2006-10-16 Rodolfo Garay Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana Win
2006-08-24 Juan Rivera El Foro, Tijuana Win
2006-07-14 Manuel Castro Gimnasio Mariano Matamoros, Tijuana Win
2006-05-26 Juan Velasquez Plaza del Sol, Mexicali Win
2006-02-25 Saul Lopez Discoteca Baby Rock, Tijuana Win
2005-12-11 Juan Pablo Bojorquez Discoteca Tangaloo, Tijuana Win
2005-09-19 Juan Carlos Valenzuela Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana Win
2005-08-13 Roberto Castro Palenque del Hipódromo de Agua Caliente, Tijuana Win
2005-06-17 Jose Fernandez El Foro, Tijuana Win
2005-04-29 Ramon Lazcano El Foro, Tijuana Win
2005-03-04 Jose Luis Alvarez El Foro, Tijuana Win
2005-01-07 Andres Macias El Foro, Tijuana Win
2004-12-10 Martin Borquez El Foro, Tijuana Win