Dominick Guinn, 46, not finished yet; Faces surging Mexican in September
Heavyweight boxer Dominick Guinn (38-13-1, 26 KO), 46, will fight for the first time in nearly two years when he faces Isaac Munoz Gutierrez (12-0-1, 10 KO) on September 24.
Through the years, Guinn has faced many big names including James Toney, Kubrat Pulev, Tony Thompson, Monte Barrett, Michael Grant, Siarhei Liakhovich, Tomasz Adamek, Artur Szpilka, and Amir Mansour.
FightSaga Facts: Guinn had an amateur career record of 290-26, twice winning the National Golden Gloves Super Heavyweight Championship in 1997 and 1999
He debuted in June 2000 and won his first 24 bouts before dropping a split decision to Monte Barrett in 2004. He rebounded with a first-round knockout in his next fight before losing again to future beltholder Siarhei Liakhovich in December 2004.
Since being edged by Barrett, Guinn's record is 14-13-1 as he's stepped up in competition and met some stern resistance.
Aside from a unanimous decision verdict against former gold medalist Audley Harrison (then 19-1) in 2006, Guinn, once a red hot heavyweight prospect, has failed to beat anyone with a strong name in the division since suffering his first loss. As a result, a win over Gutierrez would arguably be his biggest since the Harrison fight.
For Gutierrez, a Mexican, Guinn represents a step up in competition. And should the former be victorious, he'll join the likes of quality fighters such as Barrett, James Toney, Junior Fa, Artur Szpilka, Hughie Fury, Tomasz Adamek, Amir Mansour, and Tony Thompson who have defeated Guinn.
A win for Gutierrez would put him in good company while a Guinn upset would likely position him for a bigger, more lucrative opportunity in the future.
Gutierrez vs Guinn will take place at Reed Arena in College Station, TX.