WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Joan Guzman, 28-0 (17), has obtained a visa that will allow him to travel to Scotland to defend his title against interim champion and Scotland-native Alex Arthur.
“This was the last hurdle that we needed to clear before we could make our title defense,” Guzman said. “Now we’re just waiting on the new date.”
The fight was scheduled for Saturday, May 3 at Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh , Scotland , but due to Guzman’s visa issues, the fight will now have a new date.
“All we need now is for Frank Warren [promoter] of Sports Network to give us the new, rescheduled date,” said Sean Gibbons, matchmaker for Sycuan Ringside Promotions, the company that promotes Guzman. “Guzman cleared up his visa issues and is now ready to go to Scotland to successfully defend his WBO junior lightweight belt.”
Warren won the rights to this championship fight in a WBO purse bid.