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Guzman-Mosquera to meet May 31

Acquinity Sports has announced that an agreement has been reached regarding an “interim” WBA super lightweight title fight, featuring a pair of past world champions, Joan “Little Tyson and Vincente “El Loco” Mosquera, tentatively scheduled for May 31 at a venue to be determined. Guzman (33-1-1, 20 KOs), a 1996 Dominican Republic Olympian now living in Miami, suffered his first loss as a professional this past November, dropping an eighth-round technical decision to Khabib Allakhverdiev for the WBA championship (Danny Garcia is the WBA Super 140-pound champion). Guzman suffered a knee injury when he was tossed to the canvas, leading to the fight being halted by the referee Luis Pabon. Guzman’s promoter, Acquinity Sports, requested an immediate rematch with Allakhverdiev, based on the mishandling of the event by Pabon. Instead, the WBA granted an interim title fight between WBA #5 Guzman and WBA #9 Mosquera, and the winner earning a regular WBA title shot with Allakhverdiev.

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