CANASTOTA, NY - OCTOBER 20, 2011 - The International Boxing Hall of Fame is pleased to announce one of today's boxing stars, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, has donated fight-worn boxing trunks to the Hall. Guerrero donated the trunks he wore in his November 6, 2010 win (W 10) over Vicente Escobedo.
"We're so pleased to have Robert's trunks in the Hall of Fame," said Hall director Ed Brophy. "He's a dynamic young fighter and fans will surely enjoy seeing his memorabilia.
Fighting out of Gilroy, CA, Guerrero turned pro in 2001 and won the NABF featherweight title in 2004. He reigned twice as IBF featherweight champion (2006, 2007-2008) before vacating the title to campaign as a super featherweight. On August 22, 2009 he won the IBF super featherweight crown with 12-round win over Malcolm Klassen. He relinquished the title to care for his wife as she battled leukemia. Guerrero returned to the ring in April 2010 to stop Robert Arrieta via 8th round TKO in his lightweight debut. Three impressive victories followed, including 10-round wins over Joel Casamayor, Escobedo and Michael Katsidis. Guerrero was forced to withdraw from a recent junior welterweight title bout against Marcos Maidana after he suffered a shoulder injury. His pro record stands at 29-1-1 (18 KOs).
Thank you to Guerrero for his donation, as well as his publicist Mario Serrano for his assistance.
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