Robert Guerrero
American boxer
Robert Guerrero
Robert Joseph Guerrero is a professional American boxer of Mexican descent. Nicknamed The Ghost, he is the former IBF Super Featherweight world champion and a former two-time IBF featherweight world champion. He vacated the IBF Super Featherweight belt due to his wife's battle with leukemia. He is also the current interim WBC welterweight champion. Guerrero's coaches are Rubin Guerrero and Bob Santos.
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Robert Guerrero drops split decision to David Peralta
LATimes - 6 months
Whether it was the toll of age, an eye on a future fight or slipping talent, Robert Guerrero couldn’t hold off anonymous Argentine journeyman David Peralta on Saturday.  The questions now aimed at former two-division champion Guerrero, 33, are stark after Peralta’s split-decision triumph at Honda...
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Robert Guerrero hopes a big win Saturday will lead to another welterweight title shot
LATimes - 6 months
Imagine there’s five minutes left on your treadmill run and Aerosmith’s “Dream On” begins to play through the earbuds. That’s where 33-year-old, former two-division boxing champion Robert Guerrero finds himself. “I’m at the tail end of my career,” Guerrero said. “You want to make that last run...
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The Boxer's Prayer
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Many professional athletes pray before they compete, but boxers' prayers are special. Last Saturday night, Artur Szpilka was carried from the ring inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center on a stretcher after a brutal right from Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder rendered him unconscious. I watched the fight and when I saw the punch land, I thought Szpilka was dead. Szpilka recovered from the blow and wants to fight again, but Prichard Colon, a welterweight from Puerto Rico, currently lies comatose in a hospital bed as a result of his October 17th fight in Fairfax, Virginia. The Twitter handle #PrayForPrichard provides updates on the fighter's condition. Boxers put their lives on the line in every time the bell rings. The perils of his chosen profession are not lost on Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. "This is a sport where anything can happen," the former world champion said. "One punch could change your whole life. It brings you closer to God." In the lead up to his Satur ...
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Floyd Mayweather’s Net Worth In 2015 Is Crazy, Boxer Spends $4,000 A Day On Food, Writes With 18-Karat Gold Pen
The Inquisitor - almost 2 years
Floyd Mayweather’s net worth must be some sort of crazy since the boxer admits he is spending $4,000 a day on food. Mayweather even signed a contract using a 18-karat gold pen that’s also worth a cool $4,000. So how is it that he’s able to earn the nickname Money Mayweather? In a related report by the Inquisitr, WWE wrestler Brock Lesnar claims both Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao could not beat him even if all three men were to tussle at the same time. While that particular fight is unlikely to ever happen, Las Vegas bets and odds have already been released for the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao fight. The contract was signed with a gold pen called the Peerless 125 by Cross. This particular pen only has 124 brothers out in the world. Cross says Mayweather is in good company with the likes of President Barack Obama and Oprah. According to Cross, using the Peerless 125 for the contract signing now makes the gold pen a “part of history,” and you have to bet it w ...
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Floyd Mayweather to fight Saul Alvarez in September - BBC Sport
Google News - over 3 years
BBC Sport Floyd Mayweather to fight Saul Alvarez in September BBC Sport Unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr will fight Saul Alvarez in a light-middleweight unification world title bout on 14 September. Mayweather took his record to 44 wins when beating Robert Guerrero for the WBC welterweight title on 4 May. The 36-year-old, who is ... Floyd Mayweather Jr., Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez agree to Sept. 14 boutLos Angeles Times Floyd Mayweather taking Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez challenge is true to his career It's Official: Mayweather vs. Alvarez for September all 155 news articles »
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All firearms charges against boxer Guerrero dismissed
USA Today - almost 4 years
All firearms charges brought against boxer Robert Guerrero were dismissed Tuesday
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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez could be next opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
LATimes - almost 4 years
Mayweather, who beat Robert Guerrero on Saturday, has a fight scheduled for Sept. 14 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, the rising young star from Mexico, appears to be the front-runner for the bout. Mayweather, who beat Robert Guerrero on Saturday, has a fight scheduled for Sept. 14 in Las Vegas. Alvarez, the rising young star from Mexico, appears to be the front-runner for the bout.     
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Mayweather makes it look easy in defeating Guerrero
USA Today - almost 4 years
Floyd Mayweather scored a unanimous decision against Robert Guerrero
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Mayweather takes unanimous decision over Guerrero
Fox News - almost 4 years
Floyd Mayweather remained unbeaten with a unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero to retain his WBC Welterweight Belt on Saturday night.The 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0) took a 117-111 score from all three judges over the 30-year-old contender Guerrero (31-2-1) Using footwork and counters to keep Guerrero at bay and off-balance, Mayweather got the first solid punch of the fight when he caught Guerrero in the face with a straight right
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Video: Floyd Mayweather: Fighting for a title
CBS News - almost 4 years
Floyd Mayweather has been unbeatable, but his title is on the line against another tough fighter, Robert Guerrero. Anthony Mason speaks with Mayweather about Saturday night's bout, and asked if he expects to win for the 44th time.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Robert Guerrero
  • 2016
    Age 32
    On January 23, 2016 Guerrero fought on FOX as part of the "Premier Boxing Champions" series at Staples Center, California, against the undefeated Danny Garcia (31-0-0, 18 KO) for the vacant WBC Welterweight Championship.
    More Details Hide Details The match was ruled a unanimous decision in favor of Garcia with all three judges scoring the bout 116-112, despite fighting on near-equal terms. Guerrero started off impressive, but became less effective late in the fight falling to a 3rd career defeat in a welterweight title fight. Garcia landed 163 of 496 thrown (33%), whilst Guerrero landed 108 of 436 punches thrown (25%). Guererro's next fight was announced on July 16, to take place at the Honda Center in Anaheim against Argentine boxer David Emanuel Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) on August 27. Guererro got outboxed and outclassed and was beat by Peralta. The judges decided after 12 rounds Peralta won by split decision, handing Guerrero his 4th loss in his last six fights. The Ghost (2010) documents the life of three-time world champion boxer Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero. It was directed by Andrew Johnston, in association with Golden Boy Promotions.
  • 2015
    Age 31
    On June 6, 2015 Guerrero fought again on NBC as part of the "Premier Boxing Champions" series at StubHub Center, California, against the gritty Aron Martinez (19-4-1, 4 KOs).
    More Details Hide Details Martinez proved himself to be an underdog with bite. The action got going in earnest in Round 2, with both fighters working the body hard in some grueling infighting. Martinez continued to press the action in Round 4, scoring a knockdown at the end with hard body shots and then combinations to the head. But the momentum of the fight began to swing back in Guerrero's direction in Round 6, when he fought more from the outside. Both fighters had their moments in the latter half of the fight, but it was Guerrero who was able to control the distance, outland Martinez and pull out a split-decision win in a feisty back-and-forth battle.
  • 2014
    Age 30
    Guerrero took off a full year before returning to the ring on June 21, 2014 to fight Japanese boxer Yoshihiro Kamegai.
    More Details Hide Details Guererro could hardly open his left eye toward the end of the fight, but scored a unanimous 12 round decision over the tough Kamegai with official scores of 116-112, 117-111, and 117-111, thereby marking a triumphant return to the ring. On March 7, Guerrero fought in NBC's first episode of their new series, "Premier Boxing Champions" at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Guerrero's opponent was undefeated Keith Thurman. Thurman started off the match as the aggressor, throwing many powerful punches. Guerrero was able to withstand Thurman's blows until he was knocked down in the ninth round. Although the fight seemed bleak for Guerrero he was able to fight back, giving an exciting final three rounds in which he became the aggressor and forced Thurman against the ropes. Ultimately, "The Ghost" lost by unanimous decision but Guerrero's determination and strong will to win had the crowd of the MGM Grand chanting his name for the majority of the final round.
  • 2013
    Age 29
    On May 4, 2013 in a fight billed as May Day', Guerrero lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr (43-0, 26 KOs) in the WBC Welterweight Championship fight by a unanimous decision in front of a 15,880 crowd at the MGM Grand arena, with all judges scoring the fight 117-111 in favor of Mayweather.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero won the first 3 rounds, then Mayweather adjusted back to his defensive style and won from the 4th to 12th round. Mayweather landing a high 60 percent of his power punches, which included 23 of 30 power punches in the eighth round, when Guerrero was cut over his left eye. Throughout the fight, Mayweather landed 195 punches to 113 for Guerrero. Guerrero reportedly earned a career high of $3 million and the fight exceeded 1 million ppv buys.
  • 2012
    Age 28
    On July 28, 2012 Guerrero defeated Aydin in San Jose, California by unanimous decision for the interim WBC welterweight title.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero's next fight was against former two-time Welterweight champion Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KO) at the Citizens Bank Business Arena in Ontario, California. Guerrero started off the fight fast, sending Berto to the canvas each of the first two rounds, as well as badly closing Berto's right eye early on. Berto got back into the fight during the middle rounds, landing hard uppercuts and right hands on Guerrero, who took the punches well. Throughout the fight the two traded punches with Berto on the ropes and Guerrero smothering him, while out working him the majority of the time. By the end of the fight, both of Berto's eyes and Guerrero's right eye were closed shut. Guerrero won a unanimous decision by the scores of 116-110 on all three scorecards. Guerrero had a purse of $1 million, while Berto's purse was $1.625 million. In the post fight interview, Guerrero called out pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather saying, "Pretty Boy, let's do it."
  • 2011
    Age 27
    On April 9, 2011, Guerrero faced Michael Katsidis for the interim WBA and WBO lightweight titles.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero won the bout with a 12 round unanimous decision.In a post fight interview when asked on his hometown he said,"It's nice when you're pretty much their biggest thing besides garlic in Gilroy." Guerrero was scheduled to face Marcos Maidana in August for the WBA jr welterweight title, however, he was forced to pull out of the bout after suffering a torn tendon in his rotator cuff. He underwent surgery to repair the injury and could be out of the ring for up to 6 months. Guerrero returned to the ring by jumping two weight classes to face unbeaten top 10 welterweight Selcuk Aydin.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    On November 6, 2010, he faced Vicente Escobedo for the vacant WBO Inter-Continental lightweight title.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero knocked Escobedo down in the third and sixth rounds en route to a ten round unanimous decision.
    On July 31, 2010, Guerrero moved up to the junior welterweight division and faced Cuban fighter Joel Casamayor on the undercard of the Marquez vs. Diaz pay-per-view at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero defeated Casamayor by a 10 round unanimous decision.
    On April 30, 2010, Guerrero moved up to the lightweight division to fight Robert Arrieta (35-15-4).
    More Details Hide Details The bout took place at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Guerrero won the fight by TKO in the 8th round. After the bout, Guerrero expressed his interest in fighting Mexican champion Juan Manuel Márquez.
    In February 2010, Guerrero vacated his Featherweight title in order to care for his ailing wife.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    On August 22, 2009, Guerrero challenged Malcolm Klassen for his IBF Super Featherweight title.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero won the fight by a unanimous decision to claim the world title. The scores were 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in his favor.
    On June 12, 2009, Guerrero faced Efren Hinojosa (30-5-1).
    More Details Hide Details He suffered another deep cut near his left eye from a head-butt in the seventh round, but this time it did not slow his progress as he scored an 8th round TKO victory. After the bout, the media described him as having redeemed himself for his previous lackluster effort.
    On March 7, 2009, Guerrero fought Daud Yordan in his HBO debut.
    More Details Hide Details The fight ended in a second round "no contest" decision after Guerrero suffered a headbutt resulting in a gash above his eye. After the bout Guerrero offered Yordan a rematch, however, Yordan reportedly declined.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    On February 29, 2008, Guerrero defeated Jason Litzau via an eighth round knock out.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero then vacated the title to move up in weight.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    Guerrero's first defense was scheduled to be against Martin Honorio (24-3-1) on November 3, 2007, and was televised on Showtime, on the undercard of the Marquez-Juarez match.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero was unable to attend the final press conference before the match after his wife Casey was diagnosed with leukemia. Guerrero defeated Honorio in a first round knock-out.
    The IBF subsequently gave Guerrero the shot at the vacant featherweight title, which he won by ninth-round technical knockout in Copenhagen, Denmark on February 23, 2007, against Albanian boxer Spend Abazi.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero's second defense of his second title was to be against Rocky Juarez (27-3, 19 KOs); however, Juarez chose to meet WBC Super Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Márquez in a money fight instead.
  • 2006
    Age 22
    In his first world championship fight on September 2, 2006, Guerrero defeated Eric Aiken by an eighth-round technical knockout in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Guerrero used inside fighting, neutralizing Aiken's power, and eventually making Aiken quit on his stool after the eighth round to earn his first world title belt. Guerrero lost the belt in his next fight in a mandatory defense to future Featherweight champion Orlando Salido in Las Vegas. Salido dominated the majority of the bout and pulled off an upset decision win with scores of 115-113, 117-111, 118-110. However, Salido would subsequently be stripped of the IBF title after testing positive for steroids, thus vacating the belt; the result of the bout would also be changed to a twelve-round no decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
    He is a former two-weight world champion, having held the IBF featherweight title twice, from 2006 to 2008, and the IBF junior lightweight title from 2009 to 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Additionally, he held the WBA interim and WBO interim lightweight titles in 2011, and the WBC interim welterweight title from 2012 to 2013. Guerrero is trained by his father Ruben Guerrero, a former amateur champion, who introduced Robert and his five brothers to boxing as youngsters growing up in Gilroy, California.
  • 2005
    Age 21
    Defending his NABF title twice, Guerrero was seen as a rising prospect, until meeting Gamaliel Diaz in a bout televised on ShoBox, on the Showtime channel, on December 12, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details An aggressive Diaz upset Guerrero, winning by split decision and taking the NABF belt in the process. Guerrero rebounded from his first loss by defeating Sandros Marcos via third-round technical knock-out, setting up a rematch against Diaz, again on Showtime. Guerrero knocked down Diaz in the first round, and eventually knocking out Diaz early in the sixth round. The win set him up to face IBF champion Eric Aiken.
  • 2004
    Age 20
    After several wins and only a single draw later, Guerrero won the WBC NABF Featherweight title against Cesar Figueroa on December 9, 2004.
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  • 2001
    Age 17
    After an impressive amateur career begun at a very young age, Guerrero turned professional, at the age of 18, on May 22, 2001 with a four-round unanimous decision win against Alejandro Cruz.
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  • 1983
    Born on March 27, 1983.
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