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Campbell-Guzman: Joan is 3.5-Pounds Over, No Titles

By Mark Vester

There were plenty of rumors in the pre-fight hype that undefeated two-division champion Joan Guzman (28-0, 17 KOs) was having issues with his weight. Those issues validated as Guzman was 3.5 pounds over the 135-pound limit for Saturday's bout with IBF/WBO/WBA lightweight champion Nate Campbell (32-5-1, 25 KOs) at the Beau Rivage Theatre in Biloxi, Mississipi.

Guzman hits the scales, coming in at 138.5-pounds. He has two-hours to lose the weight. Campbell was initially a bit over at 135.2, then made the limit on his second try.

The co-feature saw WBC junior welterweight champion Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley (22-0, 11 KOs) weigh in a bit over the limit at 140.3, the make 139.8 on his second try. Challenger Edner “Cherry Bomb” Cherry (24-5-2, 12 KOs) weighed in fine at 139.2.

Update - Guzman never came back to make the lightweight limit after two-hours. The word at the moment, a deal was reached for the fight to go on as a non-title contest.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 2501 on 02-13-2009

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Comment by edgarg on 09-13-2008

[QUOTE=edgarg;4060047]I just saw that Guzman has a conditioning coach too, and it may have been HIS duty to see about Guzman's weight. Regardless of that, the HEAD trainer has the overall responsibility for the condition (including weight) that he presents…

Comment by edgarg on 09-13-2008

[QUOTE=Floyd R;4060063]The most important aspect of weight loss and management is the diet. The exercise program used to accomplish this is secondary. The job of a nutritionist is to simply make dietary recommendations and in some cases create meal plans.…

Comment by edgarg on 09-13-2008

[QUOTE=Sweet Revenge;4060067]First off, for a fighter at the championship level, failing to make weight is inexcusable on all fronts. Forget the conditioning coaches and trainers, they aren't world champions. As a champion, you have a responsibility to uphold the standards…

Comment by edgarg on 09-13-2008

[QUOTE=Floyd R;4060063]The most important aspect of weight loss and management is the diet. The exercise program used to accomplish this is secondary. The job of a nutritionist is to simply make dietary recommendations and in some cases create meal plans.…

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