Guzman-Rosas battle for shot at Frampton’s IBF super bantamweight title


Carl Frampton, Jonathan Guzman, Daniel RosasPromoter Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing finds himself in an excellent position where both his fighters are in line for a title shot at Carl Frampton, the current IBF champion in the Super Bantamweight division. The IBF has agreed to sanction a super bantamweight voluntary elimination fight between their #7 contender Jonathan Guzman and #14, Daniel Rosas for the #2 position in their ratings.

Under the IBF rules criteria, two of the top five available contenders can compete in a voluntary elimination fight for the second-highest spot in the ratings. Guzman (20-0, 20 KOs) from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and Rosas (20-2-1, 12 KOs) from Mexico City, are Sampson Boxing promotional stablemates. The bout is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2016, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

“I am excited about the opportunity for both my fighters,” said Sampson Lewkowicz. “My congratulations to both of them. May the best man win and take over the #2 spot with a great organization like the IBF.”

All the necessary contracts have been signed, in compliance with the IBF rules.

Jonathan Guzman was seen a few times on Premier Boxing Champions telecast. Danny Aquino was supposed to be the toughest test of Jonathan Guzman’s career. After watching the fight, he certainly was. Guzman was in control for the entire fight, but Aquino showed strong will and heart, but Jonathan Guzman the KO artist that he is put Aquino down in the ninth round, and the ref had seen enough, waiving off the fight without even bothering to count.

If Guzman can handle Daniel Rosas, he’s in line for a big fight with the king of the division, Carl Frampton, who is also signed to Al Haymon, which makes this bout easy to make between the two parties. We just recently learned the summer lineup for Showtime boxing, which is said to have a match up between Leo Santa Cruz the WBA featherweight Champion and Carl Frampton, which may leave Frampton titles vacant and for the taking for Guzman.