From Boxrec Boxing Encyclopaedia
1998-02-06 : William Guthrie 174 lbs lost to Reggie Johnson 172 lbs by KO at 1:58 in round 5 of 12
- Guthrie lost the title in his first defense after Johnson connected with a hard right hook to the chin that left Guthrie unconscious. Smoger waved it off before finishing the count. Guthrie had oxygen administered and later left the ring on a stretcher wearing a neck brace.
- Johnson had a point deducted in the round four for low blows.
The Boxing Times analysis (Johnson Jumps Guthrie In Five - John Gregg)