Robert Joseph Guerrero
(born March 27, 1983 in Gilroy, California
) is a professional American boxer
descent. He is the former IBF Super Featherweight champion and a former two-time IBF
featherweight champion of the world. Nicknamed The Ghost
, Guerrero's record is 29 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw, and 2 no contest, with 18 of his wins coming by way of knockout. He vacated the IBF Super Featherweight champion due to his wife's battle with leukemia.
Guerrero's coaches are Rubin Guerrero and Bob Santos.
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 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 prospect, until meeting Gamaliel Diaz in a bout televised on ShoBox
, on the Showtime
channel, on December 12, 2005. 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... Read More