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Joan Guzman Off 3/7 D.C. Show, Comeback Still In Play

By Jake Donovan

Joan Guzman plans to return to the ring in 2014, but the comeback will not take place March 7. The former two-division champion will not appear on a card planned to take place in Washington D.C., though his place on the show was in question from the moment it was announced last month. 

Representatives for Guzman declined to comment beyond confirmation that he will not fight in March. 

Guzman (33-1-1, 20KO) hasn't fought since a technical decision loss to Khabib Allakhverdiev in their Nov. '12 bout, his lone defeat as a professional. 

The fight was supposed to serve as a launching pad for a new chapter in the Dominican's troubled career, but instead turned out to be a night to forget. Guzman was dropped early in the bout and suffered injuries that not only ended the bout but put him on the sidelines for the first half of 2013. 

Plans for a comeback last summer fell apart at a familiar place - the scales - when Guzman missed weight by more than a full weight class for a scheduled 140 lb. fight with Vicente Mosquera. The incident marked at least the fifth time in his career in which he has failed to make a contracted weight limit, which - along with recovering from injuries sustained in the Allakhverdiev bout - heavily factored into having not fought at all in 2013. 

While most skeptics believe he has long ago seen his best days, Guzman and his team still hold out hope for a career resurrection. The distant past features title reigns in the 122 lb. and 130 lb. divisions over the course of a 17-year career, following a successful amateur run capped by his serving on the 1996 Dominican Republic Olympic boxing team. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com, as well as a member of Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and the Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter:  @JakeNDaBox

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by CANELOLUJAH on 03-04-2014

dude been trying to make a comeback forever now but his fat ass cant, wasted talent, wasted career.

Comment by Russian Crushin on 03-03-2014

[QUOTE=Spray_resistant;14290924]Ok and he rematched the guy and won handily, who is to say he couldn't do it again against kalihibbibib.[/QUOTE] Lol he was overweight by 9 pounds in the rematch. Funeka got fcuked over bad in his career.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 03-03-2014

[QUOTE=deanrw;14269399]"Lone loss as a professional" Apparently nobody saw the first Ali Funeka fight. He was beaten to a pulp in that one. Official draw or not![/QUOTE] Ok and he rematched the guy and won handily, who is to say he…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 03-03-2014

[QUOTE=deanrw;14269399]"Lone loss as a professional" Apparently nobody saw the first Ali Funeka fight. He was beaten to a pulp in that one. Official draw or not![/QUOTE] Yes, and they also tried to give him a robbery win against Khabib, he…

Comment by mexicanfan510 on 03-03-2014

How can you claim a come back when you never arrived?

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