Klassen Faces Lomeli, Replaces Murdered Rafael Guzman
By Miguel Rivera
Tragic circumstances have forced former champion Malcolm Klassen (24-5, 15KOs) to secure a new opponent for his upcoming junior lightweight clash in Johannesburg, South Africa on November 19th. Klassen will take on Daniel Lomeli (21-2, 11KOs), who replaces the recently murdered Rafael Guzman (28-3-1, 20KOs).
As BoxingScene.com first reported last week, Guzman was shot to death in Guadalajara, Mexico by two gunmen who waiting outside of the boxer's home. The two triggermen fired at least eight rounds and Guzman was struck numerous times. He died at the scene.