1998-02-06 Reggie Johnson w co 5 William Guthrie, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - IBF

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1998-02-06 Reggie Johnson w co 5 William Guthrie, Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA - IBF. Referee: Steve Smoger. In a battle of southpaws it was the challenger who made the better start, despite having just five fights in the previous four years, and by the third round Guthrie (174) was being outboxed. On several occasions Johnson (172½) should have had point deductions when going low with right hooks, but all got were warnings before he finally got one towards the end of the fourth. Having been caught by solid counters throughout by the fifth Guthrie was decidedly more careful, but at 1.58 of the session he was counted out after being poleaxed by a tremendous countering right hook.