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Joan Guzman vs. Yuri Romanov; IBF Lightweight Title

By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com has been informed by a source in the IBF that a proposed fight between Joan Guzman (29-0, 17KOs) and Yuri Romanov (21-2, 14KOs) has been approved for the vacant lightweight title. Guzman and Romanov are the two highest-ranked "available" contenders to fight for the title. Guzman is ranked at number 7 and Romanov is sitting a number 9.

There is no date for the fight. The two sides have to begin negotiations to complete a deal and set a date. The title became vacant last Friday when Nate Campbell was unable to make weight for his fight with mandatory Ali Funeka.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aljosa_raos on 02-23-2009

Guzman is bitc h! He doesnt deserve a title shot!

Comment by v.cassiusali@ya on 02-23-2009

another boring fight if the ballerina sticks to his old form: running and hugging. joan guzman will showcase once again his hugging and running prowess. the fans will be mesmerized once again by his houdini-style escape from the hands of…

Comment by Ch@mpBox@PR on 02-21-2009

This is BS, Guzman doesnt deserve a title fight so soon!!!!!!!!!!!

Comment by dondi330 on 02-21-2009

[QUOTE=QUELOQUE;4789037]LMAO, that 2007 opponent is the #1 fighter in the world in his division right now lol. That comparison is embarrassing, but not for him, it's embarrassing you cuz it outs you as a hater. 2 titles 3 weight classes,…

Comment by Addition on 02-21-2009

Wow, Guzman is lucky mofo.

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