Robert Guerrero

"The Ghost"

 

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Statistics
Real name

Robert Joseph Guerrero

Nickname(s)

The Ghost

Rated at

Featherweight

Height

5 ft. 8 in. (172 cm.)

Nationality

Flag of the United States American

Birth date

March 27, 1983 (1983-03-27) (age 25)

Birth place

Gilroy, California

Stance

Southpaw

Boxing record
Total fights

24

Wins

22

Wins by KO

15

Losses

1

Draws

1

No contests

1

Robert Joseph Guerrero (born March 27, 1983 in Gilroy, California) is a professional boxer and is the former and two-time IBF featherweight champion of the world. Nicknamed The Ghost,Guerrero's current record is 22 wins, 1 losses, and 1 draw, and 1 no contest with 15 of his wins coming by way of knockout.

 Boxing career

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. After several impressive wins and only a single draw later, Guerrero won the WBC NABF Featherweight title against Cesar Figueroa on December 9, 2004. Defending his NABF title twice, Guerrero was seen as a rising, premier prospect, until meeting Gamaliel Diaz in a bout televised on ShoBox, on the Showtime channel, on December 12, 2005. A surprisingly 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 came out aggressive, knocking 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.

In his first world championship fight on September 2, 2006, Guerrero shined as he defeated Aiken by eight-round technical knockout in Los Angeles. 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 unheralded 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 [1]. 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.

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 local Spend Abazi.

Guerrero's first 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. 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. Guerrero was unable to attend the final press conference before the match after his wife was diagnosed with leukemia. Guerrero defeated Honorio in a first round knock-out.

On February 29, 2008, Guerrero defeated Jason Litzau via an eighth round knock out. [1]

Guerrero then vacated the title to move up in weight.[2]

Preceded by
Eric Aiken
IBF Featherweight Champion
September 2, 2006 November 4, 2006
Vacant
Lost to Orlando Salido, title vacated
Vacant IBF Featherweight Champion
February 23, 2007 June 23, 2008
Vacated
Vacant