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William Guthrie vs Reggie Johnson

William Guthrie vs Reggie Johnson

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

William Guthrie
( 24 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 174 lbs

Reggie Johnson
( 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.