Joan Guzman vs. Ali Funeka I
On the undercard of the rematch between Lucien Bute and Librado Andrade, undefeated Joan Guzman faces Ali Funeka in a bout for the vacant IBF Lightweight Championship. Guzman starts fast, winning the opening rounds with his power shots, but Funeka bloodies his nose and eye by the fourth round, turning Guzman's face into a crimson mask. In the eighth, Funeka hurts Guzman with a hard right hand, but Guzman survives the round. Down the stretch, Funeka dominates the bout as Guzman's trunks become soaked in his own blood; however, after twelve rounds, the judges shockingly rule the fight a majority draw.