Date: 6th February 1998
Venue: Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Title: IBF World Light Heavyweight Title
Promoted by: America Presents Boxing
Tv: HBO Boxing After Dark
( 24 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 174 lbs
( 36 - 5 - 1 )
Weight: 172 lbs
Floridian, William Guthrie (24-0-0) made the first defence of his IBF world light-heavyweight title at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, in an all-southpaw battle with Reggie Johnson (36-5-1) from Houston, Texas on February 6th 1998.
The 6ft 1 Inch Guthrie had stopped Ohio's Darrin Allen in the 3rd round of their vacant title match seven months earlier to become world champion.