At 11:25 a.m. The Ghost will be presented with the Key to the City by Gilroy Mayor Don Gage, as well as proclamations' from State Assembly Member Luis Alejo and County Supervisor Mike Wasserman.
Money raised will be donated to the Be The Match National Marrow Donor Program and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Honored guest Robert Guerrero will sign autographs between 2:00 p.m and 4:00 p.m. Good friend and fellow Bay Area World Champion Nonito Donaire is confirmed to be there signing autographs with The Ghost.
In Connection With March 28th New York City Arrest!
Guerrero was arrested on March 28 when checking in his luggage at JFK while returning to training camp in Las Vegas following a press tour in connection with his May 4 fight against Floyd Mayweather. As he was checking in, he made sure to advise authorities that they needed to be aware that he had a firearm, which was unloaded and in a locked safe box within his luggage which was to be checked. Guerrero was carrying no ammunition and was within his legal right to possess such firearm in the state in which he resides.
"I'm pleased that the District Attorney's Office considered my case carefully and resolved it fairly," said Guerrero. "I never intended to violate New York law, but I know that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Lesson learned. I'm happy this incident is behind me and looking forward to returning to the ring as well as serving my community as ordered by the court."
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To Help "Knock Out Blood Cancer"
Guerrero will serve as an "Ambassador of Hope" for Be The Match, a nonprofit organization that connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.
"My wife Casey had leukemia and she's alive today because she received bone marrow from a donor we found through Be The Match," Guerrero said. "I want to do everything in my power to help Be The Match bring that gift of life to as many other blood cancer patients as I can."
Thousands of patients with leukemia, lymphoma and other life-threatening diseases depend on the Be The Match Registry®, the world's largest and most diverse listing of potential bone marrow donors and donated umbilical cord blood units, to find a matched donor.
"My message is simple: Join the Be The Match Registry. You could be someone's cure," Guerrero said. "It just takes a few minutes to join the registry, and you could be called to save someone's life."
Guerrero, 29, a native of Gilroy, Calif., has won six world titles in four divisions. He is a rising star in the boxing world -earning the nickname "The Ghost" for his elusive style in the ring.
"We're thrilled to have Robert Guerrero in our corner as we take on leukemia, lymphoma and other blood cancers," said Jeffrey W. Chell, M.D., chief executive officer of Be The Match. "He and his family know from experience that when people join the Be The Match Registry, they can literally save someone's life."
(Robert and Casey Guerrero)
Guerrero and his wife are working to raise awareness about the importance of the registry by teaming up with Be The Match on a public awareness campaign in 2013 that will urge young people, especially those with diverse racial or ethnic heritage, to join the Be The Match Registry.
The organization is appealing to younger people because transplant patients who receive marrow from younger donors tend to have better outcomes. Also, since patients in need of a marrow transplant are more likely to find a match from someone of the same racial or ethnic background, increasing the racial diversity of the registry will help save even more lives.
Those interested in joining the registry can join online at BeTheMatch.org. It costs about $100 to add a new member to the Be The Match Registry and Guerrero is encouraging people to get involved in any way they can. In addition to joining the registry, people can spread the word or make a financial contribution to Be The Match to grow the registry, support research and deliver tangible relief to families struggling with uninsured transplant costs.
About Be The Match®
For people with life-threatening blood cancers-like leukemia and lymphoma-or other diseases, a cure exists. Be The Match connects patients with their donor match for a life-saving marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. People can be someone's cure as a member of the Be The Match Registry®, financial contributor or volunteer. Be The Match provides patients and their families one-on-one support, education, and guidance before, during and after transplant. Be The Match is operated by the National Marrow Donor Program® (NMDP), a nonprofit organization that matches patients with donors, educates health care professionals and conducts research so more lives can be saved. To learn more about the cure, visit BeTheMatch.org or call 1 (800) MARROW-2.
Facts About Blood Cancer & Marrow Donations
Every year, more than 10,000 patients are diagnosed with life-threatening diseases-such as leukemia and lymphoma-for which a marrow or cord blood transplant from an unrelated donor may be their best or only hope of a cure.
Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer.
70 percent of all patients who need a transplant do not have a matched donor in their family. They depend on the Be The Match Registry to find an unrelated donor or cord blood unit.
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Guerrero Dominated two Olympians at their absolute prime in Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto.
Both are fully fledged welterweights who fought their whole career at welterweight.
Combined record of (51-1, 39 KOs)
Aydin was ranked #1 and never tasted defeat, Berto is a two-time welterweight champion considered one of the best in the division.
Guerrero Jumped up two weight classes from lightweight to welterweight
After a 15-month layoff
Had no tune up fights to get prepared for the weight hike.
Fought the No. 1 contender right out the gate.
Followed by Berto who is a two time world champion.
Coming off shoulder surgery.
Guerrero won the fights convincingly.
Berto scorecards read (116-110)
Berto down in rounds 1 & 2
Aydin scorecards read (116-112 twice & 117-111)
Fact: Guerrero was not expected to win these fights which makes the feat that much more remarkable.
Guerrero was a 3-1 underdog
On Showtime poll, Guerrero was expected to lose by 68% of the voters
"Anyone who questions whether Robert Guerrero can be a full fledged welterweight can forget that right now. He's a good solid welterweight. I always thought Robert Guerrero was a great technician from the outside. He's showing me he has gutter skills along the ropes too. I feel like I'm watching Gene Fullmer and Carmen Basilio. Guys shoulder to shoulder, head to head trying to find punching room round after round. This could be fight of the year."
"Guerrero shows signs of a really mature prize fighter. It's impressive how physically strong Guerrero looks for a guy who started at 122 pounds. He looks like a big strong welterweight. The fans know this is unbelievable what they are witnessing here tonight. Guerrero for the most part has imposed his size and strength on Berto in this fight. Berto has fought a lot with his back against the ropes."
Roy Jones Jr.
"Not many guys though can jump two weight classes and take on top notch fighters and do well at it. Guerrero jumped two weight classes and he is very confident that he can become the best in the division. Usually a guy coming up from featherweight would defiantly not take these shots. It doesn't get any better than this."
"Robert Guerrero is a classy good combination puncher. I said at age 15 this young man would be a champion and will be and of course he did become one. He's a good ring technician that knows what he is doing. Let's give him credit, moving up two weight classes, after a long layoff after a shoulder injury, that's a very good performance by Robert the Ghost Guerrero."
"Tonight Robert Guerrero debuts as a welterweight, if he goes on to capture a championship in this division, he'll become only the third fighter to win titles at featherweight and welterweight joining legendary Henry Armstrong and Manny Pacquiao. Beautiful combination by Robert Guerrero, there's boxing and there's fighting, and we are watching a fight. Tonight Robert Guerrero moves up two weight classes and becomes the WBC interim world champion"
"This was a very grueling physical fight against a welterweight, one of the strongest in the world."
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Boxing's Next Mexican American Star
Has Emerged Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero!
(RingTV.com photographer Naoki Fukuda)
(November 27th) - In a battle that had Super Bowl like stakes on the line, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) thoroughly dominated former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-2, 22 KOs), over twelve grinding back and forth action-packed rounds, dropping him twice in the process. The slug-fest has many commentators, fans and media, considering this war to be "Fight of the year".
Guerrero, a four-time world champion over six weight classes, is the only Mexican-American fighter, other than future Hall of Famer and promoter Oscar De La Hoya, to win as many titles in as many weight classes.
After once campaigning at the Junior featherweight (122 pounds) weight class, "The Ghost" has now triumphed over six weight divisions, being the only active fighter other than Manny Pacquiao to compete and win in as many divisions.
"My number one goal is to give the fans the fights they deserve and use my platform as a prizefighter to help save lives by directing them to BeTheMatch.org which allows people to become bone marrow donors." said Guerrero
It's time for fresh faces with an old school mentality to rise up and Robert has proved to pack fifteen grueling rounds into twelve-round fights, bringing back the memories of boxing's best throwback champions.
When asked what pushes him to win fights with a blood and guts approach, Guerrero simply answered, "My faith in my Lord and savior Jesus Christ and my Family. My favorite verse is ACTS 2:38."
Many pundits are salivating at the prospect of a Guerrero vs. Pacquiao showdown, which would be an all out offensive battle. Both fighters are rugged, present an aggressive come forward style, and the fans, media, and those watching around the world, would be anticipating a scintillating all out action packed war.
"Obviously I'll be watching the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight closely and I'll be ready to take either one of them out." Guerrero concluded.
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(November 25th) After a performance which impressed Golden Boy Promotions top guy Oscar DeLa Hoya, Gilroy, California's "choir boy" Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero turned heads with a surprise straight ahead take no prisoner attack to defend his WBC Interim Welterweight Title against former IBF and WBC Welterweight Champion Andre Berto.
Guerrero mostly known as a technician moving up from featherweight to welterweight in his last two bouts switched his calculated skilled approach to a Carmen Basilio brawling style dropping, roughing up and closing both the eyes of the naturally bigger Berto.
Guerrero who has always wanted to fight the best chasing Juan Manuel Marquez for years openly called out Floyd Mayweather last year when the unbeaten self proclaimed pound for pound champion was looking for an opponent prior to his summer "vacation" at the Clark County Detention Center.
The open call out had many boxing pundits, some whispering but others openly stating "The Ghost" did have the style, size or toughness to make that jump. Well if you missed it Saturday night checkout a HBO World Championship Boxing replay and watch a fight that would beat most PPV's as "The Ghost" followed up his impressive twelve round unanimous decision over Turkish banger Selcuk Aydin with a brutal convincing twelve round decision win over Andre Berto. Guerrero started fast and straight ahead taking the attack to the former champion flooring him in each of the opening two rounds then in Thanksgiving spirit going toe to toe doing the majority of the giving while taking all that Berto who turned pro as a light middleweight had to offer.
Guerrero guided by his boxing family as he is trained by his father, Ruben has battled adversity in and out of the ring. The three time world champion put his career on hold for over a year to be at his wife Casey's side during here battle with Leukemia.
The always a focused Guerrero started his fight with Berto with a different determination using his hand and foot speed to pound his challenger creating and taking advantage of all openings made by strategically placing sharp combinations between some pushing, clutching and grabbing.
During the surprising rough house techniques "The Ghost" usually defensively sound displayed a chisel chin walking through Berto power shots that had stopped twenty two before him never even showing a glimpse of a wobble earning a well deserved 116-110 times three unanimous decision.
While Mayweather and his advisor Al Haymon who visited Guerrero after the fight contemplate and dissect "Money's" next opponent Guerrero's name has to be in the mix.
I see Guerrero's record and skill set, together his new brawling style him placing at the top of the list of future Mayweather opponnets with Manny Pacquiao, Sergio Martinez and Canello Alvarez.
Guerrero, 31-1-1, 18K's best bet for getting the next spot versus Mayweather is that Floyd may see him as the weakest link of the big names. But I see "The Ghost" as possibly the most dangerous as the 29 year old skilled southpaw brings the skills and determination of a well balanced life grounded in faith which he displays on his waste band whenever he enters the ring.
After Saturday nights win and the manner of which it was accomplished the rumblings for a potential Guerrero fight didn't take long with Marcos Maidana beginning the noise for a rescheduling of his fight with "The Ghost." Guerrero / Maidana was shelved last year when during his training for the fight Guerrero suffered a left shoulder injury requiring surgical repair.
"The New Ghost" possible matching's against names like Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, Victor Ortiz or Juan Manuel Marquez have the young Gilroy fighter and his new style as one of the games most appealing attractions, no matter who he faces next.
The New Ghost, Same As The Old Ghost? No Way! The "Ghost" I saw Saturday night is the fighter I always thought was there. A constantly changing and progressing world caliber fighter with world caliber skills who is a student of the game he loves needing only world caliber opposition to sharpen his expanding set of tools. I'll be there and so should you the next time "The Ghost" appears.
(November 1st) - Four-Division and Six-Time World Champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs) has signed a deal with top boxing brand, Ringside.
"This deal brings me great joy as I'm pleased to be associated with a prestigious company that based its roots on building equipment for the safety of the fighter," said Guerrero. "As a young fighter competing in the amateurs, I've always used Ringside products and I continue to use them today as a professional. Everyone at Ringside is a class act and I look forward to a great working relationship moving forward."
"Ringside is proud to partner with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero in his continuing quest for excellence," stated Orin Borgelt, President of Combat Brands LLC. "Robert is one of the best boxers in the world and more importantly, a quality human being. His desire to be the best aligns with Ringside's commitment to being "The Best in Boxing", and we're pleased to have Robert as part of Team Ringside."
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Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero Honored in Mexico City
As He Received His WBC World Championship Belt
(September 25th) - 6-Time world champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero was honored by the WBC today in Mexico City, as officially received his world title belt after defeating Selcuk Aydin last month in San Jose.
"I want to thank the WBC and their entire organization along with Golden Boy Promotions, for giving me the opportunity to fight for the WBC title. I take great pride in wearing the green belt and will continue to fight the best that come my way."
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(August 31st) - Newly crowned WBC Interim Welterweight Champion, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, wants the boxing world to support a great event being hosted by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of Swiss luxury watch brand "HUBLOT", and WBC president Jose Sulaiman, as they come together to help raise funds for the World Boxing Council Pension Fund. The funds will help give aid to retired boxers in need that have fallen to hard times. A line up of Hall of Fame/future Hall of Fame legends are scheduled to be in attendance.
"As fighters, we put our lives on the line every time we step in the ring, and it's no secret that some of us warriors end up on hard times after our careers are over. I encourage everyone to support this wonderful event presented by the WBC and Hublot Luxury Watches, as they unite with some legends of boxing to help those fighters in need who are less fortunate with their health and finances.
The WBC-HUBLOT 12 Legends event takes place on September 29, 2012 at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas Nevada. To reserve your tickets, please contact Mauricio Sulaiman via email at email@example.com. For more information please read flyer below.
(Photo By Naoki Fukuda - RINGTV.com)
(August 15th) While in London, however, Schaefer could not be on hand on July 28 at the HP Pavillion in San Jose, Calif., when southpaw Robert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 knockouts) secured his 14th consecutive victory by unanimous decision over hammer-fisted, Turkish-born Selcuk Aydin (23-1, 17 KOs) of Hamburg, Germany.
A former two-time featherweight titleholder who also held a major belt at 130 pounds and two interim crowns at lightweight, Guerrero, 29, rose two weight classes to defeat Aydin in his welterweight debut.
(PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Hogan - Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions)
"Obviously, in my absence, Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero turned in a terrific performance. I think that as a welterweight, as a 147-pounder, he showed that he can hang and that he can perform and that he can execute his gameplan," said Schaefer.
"I think that he fought a very determined and a very strong Selcuk Aydin. I feel that Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero showed what he is all about as a terrific and talented fighter that he is, and I believe that he is willing and ready and able to perform against anyone at 147."
Guerrero was coming off a unanimous decision victory over Michael Katsidis for the WBO and WBA's interim lightweight belts in April of last year. Guerrero last suffered defeat by a split-decision to Gamaliel Diaz in December 2005, but won their rematch with a sixth-round knockout in June 2006.
In September, Guerrero had arthroscopic surgery which repaired a torn tendon in the rotator cuff of his shoulder, forcing him to cancel an August bout with junior welterweight Marcos Maidana.
In defeating Aydin, Guerrero earned his sixth weight class, having started out as a junior featherweight. In victory over Aydin, Guerrero would place himself in an elite class of multi-belt, multi-division titlewinners such as Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Oscar De La Hoya.
Guerrero became the WBC's interim titleholder in his welterweight debut as well as the mandatory challenger to Mayweather, the WBC's titleholder.
"Obviously, the dream fight for him is a fight against Floyd Mayweather, and so, we'll see in the coming weeks annd months what's going to happen there," said Schaefer.
"But I have to say that I'm very proud of the performance that Robert turned in. I know that there are bigger and better things ahead for Robert, and now, we'll work hard to get Robert these opportunities that he deserves."
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Earns Right To Challenge Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather!
After moving up six weight classes and capturing championships in multiple weight classes, Guerrero solidifies himself as a pound for pound performer. The Aydin win makes Guerrero a top contender in the welterweight division and makes him the mandatory challenger to face who many feel is the best fighter in the world, Floyd "Pretty Boy" Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs).
Guerrero has always sought out the toughest opponents but has been avoided by the biggest names in boxing such as Juan Manuel Marquez, Juan Diaz, Amir Khan and Chris John. Now, after his gritty and inspiring performance, "The Ghost" has earned himself a mega fight.
"Everyone said it was an impossible feat to move up two weight classes and fight the number one contender coming off a 15 month layoff and rotator cuff surgery, but my belief in Jesus Christ carried me to victory." said Guerrero. "I know I have the abilities to beat the best fighters in the world. The world saw me punch with the puncher and bully the bully. That's the sign of a true warrior."
"The Ghost" spoke on his plans of ending the reign of the P4P king and becoming the full fledged WBC champion.
"Right now I got "Pretty Boy" on my radar. I know I have the style that could end his unbeaten record and give him his first loss. I've been campaigning to get that fight and now I've earned it. So there is no excuse why this fight can't be made. We both started out at the lighter weights and captured multiple world titles as we moved up. Me and my team have earned the mega fight and no one can deny what we accomplished on Saturday. I'm willing to put my life on the line to give the fans what they deserve and that's to see the best fight the best. Floyd's got a decision to make, either step in the ring with me, or give up his title...it's your choice Pretty Boy."
Guerrero also sent a message to all fans across the world watching on SHOWTIME, which was more important to him than any boxing match he has ever had which is saving lives.
"I encourage everyone to go to BeTheMatch.org or LLS.org and sign up. A beautiful woman from Germany named Katharina saved my wife's life and I'm grateful for her and the people of Germany. It will only take a few minutes of your life to possibly save someone forever. Thank you and God Bless."
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Claims WBC Interim Welterweight Title
with Hard Fought Unanimous Decision Over "Mini Tyson"
July 28th HP Pavilion, San Jose, California: In his first fight in almost fifteen months Gilroy, California's three time world champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero moved up two weight classes to challenge Turkey's Selcuk "Mini Tyson" Aydin for the WBC Interim Welterweight Title.
Hyped by what appeared to be a true dislike after a shoving match at the weigh-in Guerrero, a south paw out worked the on rushing "Mini Tyson."
Fighting for the first time at welterweight and post surgery on his right shoulder "The Ghost" quickly showed there was no problem with his shoulder pumping his jab then firing quick combinations in answer to Adyin's thudding right hands proving his conditioning and chin were up to the welterweight test.
Guerrero rocked Aydin with a hard straight left in round four but the before stopped Adyin continued to pressure.
Aydin scoring seventeen Ko's in twenty three fights and promised to "break Guerrero's jaw" targeted the body early and it appeared to begin to pay off in round five as "The Ghost" looked as if he may fade.
Guerrero proving to be in top condition picked the pace back up in the sixth but Guerrero leaning in would eat several big uppercuts in round seven keeping the tough "Turk" in the fight.
Guerrero rally back in round eight firing sharp combinations but appeared to lack the one punch power of a true welterweight.
It was Guerrero's willingness to fight that allowed Adyin to stay in the fight, his leaning in changed the geography of the fight taking him out of his comfortable boxing range and put him squarely in"Mini Tyson's" wheelhouse.
Throwing almost a thousand punches, landing nearly sixty more with about forty of those power shots Guerrero going into the championship rounds held a clear lead and with some timely combinations and clinching causing several heavy rabbit shots.
Guerrero showed his toughness in round eleven taking some heavy Adyin power shots to the head and body but sucked it up to close the round firing and landing with several quick combinations to salvage the round.
The final round would see Adyin attempt to press Guerrero for the big shot but the cagey boxer would answer Adyin's looping right with a counter right hook falling in and keeping his hands busy out working the frustrated appearing "Turk." At about the mid point of the final round Adyin in a laces rub motion washed Guerrero's face only to appear to re-ignite the three time world champion's fighting instinct's with Guerrero landing some heavy left handed rabbit shots of his own.
The two would battle to the final bell and at the final sound Guerrero would quickly raise his hands to the ceiling celebrating what he believed would be his new title.
Shortly there after to the delight of the hometown fans the scores were predictably and deservingly announced 117-111, 116-112 times two all for Guerrero.
Guerrero the quicker and busier fighter controlled most of the action but appeared to lack the one punch power that may be needed to make him as dominant up in his new weight division. Whether he needs more time to settle in to his new weight division or to take a step back down to light welterweight only time will tell.
Guerrero improving to 30-1-1, 18Ko's declared "I'm just so happy, I just want to thank God, Without God nothing is possible." Then referring to Adyin "The Ghost" "He's a strong guy, that nobody wanted to fight. I want to take on the best. I stood there with him a little too long. My corner wanted me to box. Now you know I can take shots at welterweight. He hit me with some good shots and I just shrugged it off." Then joining the growing list of fighters Guerrero unable to pass up the chance to call out the soon to be freed Floyd Mayweather holding his new WBC Welterweight belt high challenged the unbeaten self proclaimed pound for pound champion “Floyd Mayweather, you want this belt, come and get it!”
After suffering his first defeat the disappointed Aydin now 23-1, 17Ko's in a post fight interview told stated through a translator “I could not do what I wanted to do, I think the judges did not make a mistake. I made a mistake. I couldn't do what I wanted to do. Something happened after the fourth round, I saw double. There's no excuse. Robert didn't beat me. The politics of boxing beat me. Three years before, I would have beaten Robert."