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Guzman-Allakhverdiev collide for vacant WBA belt

By Reynaldo Sanchez

Joan “Little Tyson” Guzman (33-0-1, 20 KOs) is preparing to fight for the vacant WBA super lightweight crown against IBO titleholder Khabib Allakhverdiev (17-0, 8 KOs). The belt was formerly held by Marcos Maidana who moved up in weight. A few weeks ago, Guzman’s promoter Henry Rivalta began talks with Allakhverdiev promoter Vladimir Hrunov and the fight is now 100% for November 30 at a WBA “KO Drugs” promoted by Acquinity Sports at the Bank Atlantic Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Rivalta stated, “This fight will be the main event of the night we present the first KO Drugs event in the United States. We’re excited to present this world title fight. We’re the most active promoter in Florida and we are committed to presenting the best in our fight cards.”

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