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Joan Guzman vs Terdsak Jandaeng on Aug. 26

14.07.05 - Undefeated and former World Boxing Organization junior featherweight champion Joan Guzman of the Dominican Republic faces the WBOs No. 1-ranked featherweight, Terdsak Jandaeng of Thailand, on a nationally televised card promoted by Sycuan Ringside Promotions in association with Northeast Promotions and Goossen Tutor Boxing Aug. 26 in White Plains, N.Y..

Guzman, who voluntarily relinquished the WBO junior featherweight championship he won during 2002 in order to move up to the 126-pound division, has a record of 23-0 with 17 knockouts.

Jandaeng, the WBO Asia Pacific featherweight champion, has a record of 18-0 with 13 knockouts.

It looms large that the winner between Guzman and Jandaeng may get a title shot at current WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison.

Tickets, priced at $25, $50, $75 and $150, are available at the Westchester County Center box office Monday through Friday 10 a.m. (Eastern) to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets also may be purchased by calling 845-454-3388 or 212-307-7171 or through www.ticketmaster.com

The 29-year-old Guzman is a unique combination of power, speed and boxing skill, attributes that will hold him in even better stead as he moves up to the featherweight division, one in which he feels more comfortable.

Guzman decisioned Joe Morales in a super featherweight bout last November in Glendale, Ariz., then struggled to make weight before successfully defending his WBO junior featherweight championship with a 12-round unanimous decision over Fernando Beltran Jr. on a card presented by Sycuan Ringside Promotions April 22 in Hidalgo, Texas.

Jandaeng has been extremely active; he has fought eight times during the past 11 months, including seven WBO Asia Pacific title bouts.

Five more fights will be on the card Aug. 26.

The card will be televised by Telefutura.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions of El Cajon, Calif., is considered to be the fastest-growing and most dynamic promotional entity in the sport. Sycuan Ringside Promotions made its promotional debut during 2004, but already has or had three world champions and has promoted and presented world title bouts on premium cable networks.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions has many notable boxers in its stable, including International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champ Israel Vazquez and former IBF lightweight champion Julio Diaz.

Sycuan Ringside Promotions is led by Glenn Quiroga, president; Willie Tucker Sr., senior vice president; Scott Woodworth, vice president of boxing operations; and Michael Marley, vice president of public relations.

Article posted on 13.07.2005



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