By Rick Reeno

BoxingScene.com was advised by Gary Shaw, promoter for Ali Funeka (30-2-3, 25 KOs), that an agreement has been reached to move forward with tomorrow night's rematch with Joan Guzman (29-0-1, 17 KOs) at the Hard Rock in Las Vegas. As I previously reported, Guzman was nine-pounds above the lightweight limit. He weighed 144-pounds, while Funeka was at the limit at 135.

From what I was told, both fighters will weigh-in tomorrow morning at 7am. Guzman is not allowed to weigh beyond 150-pounds and Funeka is unable to weigh more than 145-pounds. The vacant IBF title can only be won by Funeka. If Guzman wins, the title remains vacant.

Funeka was given more money to move forward [$25,000] with the contest, but Shaw is worried the IBF will not do the right thing if his fighter loses. The sanctioning body has to take notice in this fight. If Funeka loses tomorrow night, it would be a crime if the IBF moves him down in the rankings. Guzman will be fined 25% of his purse.

"I don't want my guy to get f**ked. If my guy loses, and I think he wins this fight regardless, but if he loses to a guy who is 150-pounds - I want to make sure Ali Funeka is still number one in the IBF and fighting for the vacant title in his next fight. Funeka has made weight every single time. Why should he get penalized?  Guzman is disrespectful to Funeka. His team is disrespectful. They are disrespectful to boxing," Shaw said to BoxingScene.com.