WBA Super World Bantamweight Champion

16-0-0 (W-L-D)

KOs: 8


NICKNAME: Baby Pacquiao
HEIGHT: 5’5”
DOB 04/12/1984
BIRTHPLACE: Dominican Republic
STANCE: Southpaw
RECORD: 16-0-0, 8 KOs


Juan Carlos Payano began boxing at the age 6 in his native Dominican Republic. With an amateur career of 520+ amateur bouts – the most of any fighter in the history of his country – he was a member of his countries national team for ten consecutive years. He was also the Dominican team captain in the 2008 Olympic games.

As a professional, Payano wasted no time in making his presence felt, scoring a notable victory over tough and experienced former world title contender Luis Maldonado. Payano dominated every second of the bout and showed why he is nicknamed Baby Pacquiao. He is an action packed fighter who seems to always throw punches and goes all out in every fight.

On September 26, 2014, Payano faced his most difficult challenge yet in boxing when he took on Anselmo Moreno, the Super Bantamweight world champion. On a warm Texas night in Mesquite, Payano battled hard and came away with a technical decision after Moreno was called for headbutting in the 2nd round. With 500 + fights in his amateur and professional career, Juan Carlos Payano is now, finally, the reigning Super Bantamweight world champion!


Mike Tyson congratulates Payano

Mike Tyson congratulates his first World Champ JC Payano

Newly Crowned Champ Juan Carlos Payano

Juan Carlos Payano vs Jundy Maraon

June 14, 2013

Payano is ready for Chemito Moreno

Feb 8, 2014


Win 35-2-1 Anselmo Moreno 09/26/14 PTS 6 of 12 WBA Super World bantamweight title
Win 46-29-1 German Meraz 2/22/14 UD 8 of  8
Win 15-0-1 Jundy Maraon 6/14/13 KO 7 of 1
Win 32-23-3 Jhon Alberto Molina 5/10/13 TKO 2 of 10
Win 29-6-1 Jose Luis Araiza 11/30/12 UD 10 of 10 WBA Fedelatin bantamweight title
Win 32-18-3 Jhon Alberto Molina 7/21/12 TKO 9 of 10 Vacant NABA bantamweight title
Win 36-8-1 Luis Maldonado 5/18/12 UD 10 of 10 Vacant WBA Fedelatin bantamweight title
Win 13-6-0 Jose Silveria 3/2/12 UD 10 of 10 Vacant WBC Latino bantamweight title
Win 4-25-0 Leshaun Blair 12/3/11 TKO 1 of 6
Win 0-4-0 Dinoel Reynoso 9/5/11 TKO 2 of 6
Win 5-9-2 Ramon Valdez 4/23/11 UD 6 of 6
Win 5-5-0 Cristobal Ramos 3/4/11 KO 2 of 6
Win 0-3-0 Norberto Jimenez 10/9/10 TKO 2 of 6
Win 1-6-0 Luis Hinojosa 9/18/10 UD 4 of 4
Win 0-3-0 Daniel Veras 8/28/10 TKO 3 of 4
Win 0-7-1 Aneudy Mesa 8/21/10 UD 4 of 4