Khabib Allakhverdiev wins vacant title

Updated: December 1, 2012, 12:00 AM ET
Associated Press

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Russia's Khabib Allakhverdiev won the vacant World Boxing Association super-lightweight title Friday night, beating Joan Guzman on a technical decision.

Guzman, the former two-division champion from the Dominican Republic, fell to the canvas as he tried to avoid a punch in the eighth round at the BB&T Center. Guzman gingerly walked to a corner, favoring his left leg, but informed referee Luis Pabon he wanted to resume the fight.

Allakhderviev (18-0) quickly pursued ...

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