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Until the Bitter End: Robert Guerrero-Michael Katsidis Preview

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Michael Katsidis—who conjures up images of smoke-filled arenas from the 1940s—returns to the ring tomorrow night against another stiff test when he faces talented southpaw Robert Guerrero for a pair of MUFON lightweight titles at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After pushing Juan Manuel Marquez to the brink last year—dropping the veteran maestro with a crushing left hook in the second round—Katsidis succumbed to an accumulation of punishment and suffered a gory TKO loss. Before that, however, Katsidis played "China Girl" with Kevin Mitchell in London, whacking out the undefeated Brit in three rounds. Now, because Katsidis is a real prizefighter—without a care in the world about venue, opponent, or title—he returns from his taxing loss to Marquez to face another solid opponent. From The Cruelest Sport