Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Joan Guzman-Khabib Allakhverdiev WBA Title Bout Close

By Reynaldo Sanchez

Joan "Little Tyson" Guzman 33-0-1 (20 KO's) was recently awarded the right to obtain a mandatory shot at the WBA super lightweight world title. Promoter Henry Rivalta quickly began serious negotiations with Vlad Hyrunov, the manager of the undefeated Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev 17-0 (8 KO's) - to match the two boxers in a showdown for the vacant WBA world title that Argentinian Marcos Maidana vacated. As indicated by Guzman's camp, conversations are very positive to stage the fight before the end of 2012.

Henry Rivalta, Guzman promoter, is completely confident that Joan will face Allakhverdiev.

“We can say that we very close to announcing the date and venue for this fight. For the time being I can confirm that the conversations between the two camps indicate that this bout is headed in the right direction,” Rivalta said

Joan Guzman assures us he is prepared to face and defeat the best in his weight class, and has shown in the past that he possesses the skills to defeat any of the best boxers within his class.  Guzman has made weight in his last three fights, and the Dominican is conscientious that this is his moment to collect his third world title.  

“We know about the quality of these Russian fighters. We know they are brave, strong and very determined. Nevertheless, I am sure that Joan Guzman is the best boxer at 140-pounds,” Rivalta said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by pochy51 on 10-04-2012

[QUOTE=Kevlar-covered;12486088]The benefit of the doubt is fine with me. Joan has a serious test with The Russian. But I am confident that he will become world champion again. He has to take the fight seriously if he wants to win,…

Comment by Kevlar-covered on 09-07-2012

The benefit of the doubt is fine with me. Joan has a serious test with The Russian. But I am confident that he will become world champion again. He has to take the fight seriously if he wants to win,…

Comment by illpapi on 09-05-2012

[QUOTE=dan_cov;12480481]What do you mean obsessed? I've said one thing regarding his weight... I am a fan of Guzman but Its not not as if he has only missed weight a few times & by a couples of lbs. Yeah he…

Comment by lutenco on 09-05-2012

JOAN is great and this is not an easy fight like the last three,yes JOAN could be also IBF lightweight world champion if he didn't overweight in his rematch victorious vs FUNEKA but we have to say the truth that…

Comment by dan_cov on 09-05-2012

[QUOTE=illpapi;12478406]Dude are you obsessed with him coming in overweight or what? Everyone knows about his past issues and from what I've seen as of late he has looked to be in very good shape. Also, I am pretty sure he…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (21)
Top Headlines Promoter: David Benavidez Will Roll Over Everyone Shelly Vincent Tops Broadway Boxing Card, June 3 Mayweather on Canelo-GGG: May, September Are My Dates Video: Floyd Mayweather, Anthony Joshua Come Together in UK Michael Walsh Eyes Comeback, Set To Return On June 2 Ian Tims vs. Luke Watkins For Vacant Irish Belt, June 10 In Belfast Joshua: Mayweather-McGregor is Bigger With Me on Undercard Adrien Broner To Spend Three Days in Jail For Contempt Charge Groves Admits a Loss To Chudinov Could Be End of His Career Duva: Barrera Was Right on Beterbiev, Smith Deal Easy To Make Agitated Arum: HBO, Showtime Don’t Own the Boxing Business! Mayweather Confident He Would School Golovkin in 'Easy' Fight Big Changes at 108: BoxingScene Ratings Update Frankie Gavin To Return, June 3 In Scotland Brook vs. Spence: Lawrence Okolie To Face Russell Henshaw Video: Anthony Joshua Talks Klitschko, Mayweather, Future, More Brook: After Beating Spence, I Want Thurman Unification Next! Coldwell Hopes Lewis Taylor Shocks Jamie Cox on Brook-Spence Amir Khan Not Happy With WBC's Decision, May Target Peterson Why Do Boxing Robberies Continue To Happen? Video: Shakur Stevenson Talks About Second Pro Fight, Future Deontay Wilder Hopes Joseph Parker Fight Can Come Together Mayweather Expects Davis To Be a Star, Spence To Beat Brook Abel Sanchez: I'd Hate To See Mayweather Get '50' With McGregor Video: Ray Beltran Talks Big Win, Getting His Green Card Crawford: Pacquiao is The Only Fight We're Really Looking For BJ Flores Ready To Step in For Shannon Briggs and Face Oquendo Mayweather: No Rush To Make Davis-Lomachenko Unification Video: Bob Arum, Terence Crawford Post-Fight Interview McGregor Tells Mayweather To Stop Talking and Sign Contract Crawford Lands 59% of Power on Diaz - CompuBox Punch Stats Arum Admits Crawford-Thurman Fight Nowhere Near Happening Euro News: Braehmer Return, Madson, Hammer, Lock, More Report: Briggs Fails PED Test; Title Fight Vs. Oquendo in Doubt Arum Suggests Crawford’s Next Fight Won’t Be Televised by HBO Photos: Terence Crawford Beats Down Felix Diaz For TKO Win Frank Warren: Walsh Will Recover, Wasn't as Bad as Khan's KO Naoya Inoue Blasts Rodriguez, Melindo Drills Yaegashi in One Photos: Gary Russell Jr. Breaks Down, Stops Oscar Escandon Mayweather: If I Fight Again, 90% Chance It's With McGregor
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement