2002-08-17 Joan Guzman w co 3 Fabio Oliva, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales - WBO

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2002-08-17 Joan Guzman w co 3 Fabio Oliva, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales - WBO. Referee: Jose Rivera. Contested for the vacant title after it was discovered that the champion, Agapito Sanchez, had cataract problems and could not defend against Guzman (122), the unbeaten Oliva (122) had to be rushed in to save the promotion from being cancelled. However, he was clearly up against it and was shaken up by big punches as early as the opening round as Guzman stalked him. By the third it had become obvious that Guzman was too powerful for the Argentinian, who was quickly pounded against the ropes by head and body shots before a terrific left hook to the midriff saw him go down on one knee to take the full count 70 seconds into the round.