2004-03-20 Nelson Dieppa w co 1 Kermin Guardia, Mario Quijote Morales Coliseum, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico - WBO

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2004-03-20 Nelson Dieppa w co 1 Kermin Guardia, Mario Quijote Morales Coliseum, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico - WBO. Referee: Joe Cortez. Out of action for 19 months after preparing for three contracted fights which never materialised, as well as suffering a number of injuries and having managerial problems, Dieppa (108) finally got to defend his title against the ‘interim’ champion, Guardia (108). He did not hang around either. After a moment or two of sizing the opposition up he smashed in a heavy right to Guardia’s jaw, and as the challenger came back off the ropes another right crashed against his unprotected jaw, sending him crashing to the canvas to be counted out with just 1.59 on the clock.