Juan Arroyo, 37-5-4, 16 KO’s was the USA Florida State super lightweight champion in the early 1980’s. Born in Puerto Rico, he would move to Miami at the age of three. After starting boxing at the age of 13, Juan would end up sparring with World Champions Wilfredo Gomez, Julian Solis and Jorge Lujan just a couple of years later. Arroyo would become a local celebrity with the Miami crowd, being featured regularly on ESPN, Telemundo and Fox Sports. Arroyo would fight 44 of his 46 fights in the Sunshine state, with the other two fights taking place outside the United States.
At the age of 16, Juan began his boxing career on September 30,1981, with a knockout win against Willie Jenkins. Enjoying tremendous success early on as a pro, Arroyo would win nineteen of his first twenty profession fights, with only one draw on his record. Most of the victories came against mediocre competition, with the exception of his bout against Fernando Martinez (who was undefeated in fourteen pro fights).