2009-11-28 Ali Funeka drew 12 Joan Guzman, Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - IBF
2009-11-28 Ali Funeka drew 12 Joan Guzman, Pepsi Coliseum, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada - IBF. Referee: Jean-Guy Brousseau. Scorecards: 116-112, 114-114, 114-114. Contested for the title that Nate Campbell forfeited, following the drawn result the title remained vacant.
In a rematch, on 27 March 2010, Guzman outpointed Funeka over 12 rounds at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. However, with Guzman coming in at 144lbs, nine pounds over the limit, the title remained vacant. Following that, Miguel Vazquez and Ji-Hoon Kim were matched to find a new champion. Vazquez was coming off a ten-round points win over the dangerous Breidis Prescott, while Kim had beaten Ammeth Diaz (w rsc 1 at the Energy Arena, Laredo, Texas on 21 May 2010) in an official eliminator.