ROBERT GUERRERO AND WIFE CASEY TO APPEAR ON TBN WITH HOST CARMAN

September 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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September 17, 2012 – Multiple division world champion boxer, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, will be in studio of The Praise the Lord program today, September 17, 2012 at the New York Trinity Broadcasting Theater located at 111 East 15th St., in New York, NY.

Robert, along with this wife Casey, will join popular host Carman Licciardello, as they talk about their triumphant testimony overcoming cancer and how their faith in Jesus Christ has guided them both through this difficult time. The main goal of TBN Praise the Lord is for sharing testimonies of faith and the Guerrero’s have an incredible testimony to share with everyone.

“I’m very excited to be invited to the studios of TBN and share my testimony with my wife Casey,” said Robert. “Our faith in Jesus Christ is the most important aspect of our lives and we want the world to know that through him all things are possible. My wife is alive today because we held strong to our faith in Christ and God works miracle’s for those who believe in him.”

Those watching are encouraged to join the bone marrow registry as the Guerrero’s want to bring awareness to www.marrow.org and help save lives.

The telecast will reach millions watching around the world as TBN is a global television network. Tune in tomorrow September 18, 2012 as the show will air at 10:00 P.M. – 12 EST on the Trinity Broadcasting Network. For more information on TBN please visit their website at www.tbn.org.

ROBERT ‘THE GHOST’ GUERRERO SUPPORTS WBC-HUBLOT 12 LEGENDS EVENT

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August 31, 2012 – 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

Ghost story

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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By Bart Barry


Just south of Tucson in November 2007, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero made the definitive statement of his prizefighting career. Defending an actual world title – IBF featherweight, as opposed to NABO this or “intercontinental” that or “interim” the other – against a proven contender, Mexico’s Martin Honorio, Guerrero, fighting for a wife recently diagnosed with leukemia, charged out his corner, moved elegantly, and with the first left hand he landed, knocked Honorio silly.

Honorio rose from the blue mat, staggered across the canvas and allowed referee Tony Weeks to save him, only 56 seconds in the contest. That was almost five years ago. Guerrero has never improved on the form he showed in Arizona, but his PR team sure has – explaining away inactivity, accusing sundry champions of avoiding him, and making Casey Guerrero the centerpiece of its marketing strategy. Or aren’t we allowed to call it that?

Robert and Casey’s story was retold once more Saturday, this time by Showtime, as the leadin for Guerrero’s interim WBC welterweight title match with the WBC’s Silver welterweight titlist, Selcuk Aydin of Turkey, in San Jose, Calif.’s HP Pavilion, a match Guerrero won by fair, unanimous-decision scores. The Guerreros’ tale is one of privation, commitment and resilience, and medical triumph. That it should become grist for a press-release mill is an apt commentary on this unfortunate era.

Robert Guerrero is not a welterweight, even if he is now an interim welterweight titlist. Guerrero does not belong in the division because his best punches are not forceful enough to keep a middling opponent off him, and this fact is more important than any tactical counsel he may or may not receive and may or may not heed. The layman’s favorite advice to his favorite fighter is to “move” and “use angles” or “box” more. But because the ring is only so large and three minutes within it is a disproportionately long time, fleeing an opponent whom one is unable to hurt is both an evolutionarily obvious tactic and a rarely successful one. A prizefighter must find a way to hurt his opponent, or else.

This is the difference between the sport Guerrero engaged in Saturday night in San Jose and what amateurs did Saturday night in London. Punches in Olympic boxing are judged by aesthetics, not effect; a punch that passes unobstructed from one man’s shoulder to another’s head is the best kind in the Olympics, regardless of shape or consequence. Olympic boxing, and the effects its scoring has wrought, are often and appropriately compared to fencing.

Fencing provided the shuffle step Selcuk Aydin preceded his jab with in the opening rounds Saturday – one of several clever and overlooked techniques Aydin featured. It was a similar step to what Miguel Cotto used against Shane Mosley a week after Guerrero blitzed Honorio in 2007, when much to onlookers’ surprise Cotto’s jab was consistently quicker than Mosley’s.

Guerrero has plenty of class and showed a good bit of it Saturday, and the earlier the better. His best combination – because it is boxing’s best combination – was uppercut/hook. As Guerrero is a southpaw, the combination began with a left uppercut thrown at Aydin’s lowered, charging head.

The uppercut transfers its thrower’s weight to his front foot and pushes his back shoulder forward. The hook then returns all the weight to his back foot, snapping the front hip round and pulling on the back shoulder. The front hand follows its hip and collides with an opponent’s just-raised head. The beauty of this combination, along with the leverage it generates, is that a fighter who lands the uppercut is unlikely to miss with the hook.

Guerrero did not miss with his left uppercut or right hook in the opening rounds of Saturday’s match. And neither punch had any meaningful effect on Aydin because Guerrero does not punch like a welterweight. Aydin walked through Guerrero’s blows. There were times Guerrero used activity and footspeed, and clinching and more clinching, to fluster Aydin and reduce the Turk’s activity, but there were very few moments Aydin stepped backwards because of anything Guerrero did.

Afterwards, Gilroy, Calif.’s Guerrero, goaded by his hometown followers’ euphoria at his victory, did something a wee bit maniacal. He called-out Floyd Mayweather, last seen bouncing right hooks and crosses off the head of a 154-pound Miguel Cotto. Against Aydin, Guerrero showed a large susceptibility to right hands. By insistently dipping to his left, Guerrero put his head in a place even a sloppy orthodox fighter could find it. Mayweather is not a sloppy orthodox fighter. Mayweather may well be boxing’s most accurate puncher, putting the middle knuckle of his right fist within a dime’s radius of wherever he aims it, with terrible frequency.

Guerrero needs to revisit what thoughts and emotions he experienced in the second half of Saturday’s 10th round, when the only way he precluded Aydin’s punches from moving him round the ring was by placing both hands behind Aydin’s back and doggy-paddling to the ropes, then ask himself if welterweight is really the place to make his living. If somehow he decides the answer is yes, he should fight Victor Ortiz before Ortiz’s jaw heals or hope Andre Berto fails another drug test. Guerrero ought to return to lightweight, instead, and work on winning a meaningful title there.

One thing he cannot be allowed to do is face Floyd Mayweather. Guerrero is a good guy, as we’ve been told so very many times, and he doesn’t deserve what Mayweather would do to him.

Bart Barry can be reached at bart.barrys.email (at) gmail.com

Selcuk Aydin loses to Robert Guerrero – but wins respect of American fight fans Promoter Ahmet Oner: „Selcuk’s stock is raising after this performance!“

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Turkish welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin failed to knock out Robert „The Ghost“ Guerrero but surprised and impressed most spectators with a great performance in an action-packed WBC interim championship fight on Saturday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose. After 12 close rounds local hero Guerrero was awarded with a unanimous decision win but admitted that „Aydin was the toughest opponent I had in my career so far. He is tough!“

The 28-year-old „Ghost“ from Gilroy (30 miles south of San Jose) started very busy, throwing a lot of punches in the first couple of rounds though Aydin was able to block most shots with his tight defense. Although Guerrero had the higher punch output and outlanded Aydin easily, Guerrero seemed impressed whenever the Turk came through with his devastating hooks to head and body.

Aydin rocked his opponent with two clean and hard uppercuts in the seventh but Guerrero lived up to his name, refused to go down and kept on fighting back throughout the whole fight.

„I am disappointed because I couldn’t get the job done“, said Aydin after the bout. „I feel that I let myself and my people down. I know that I couldn’t win by decision over here in the United States. I came here to stop this guy and I just couldn’t pull it off. I have to give respect to Guerrero for taking so many hard and clean shots and still not going down.“

Promoter Ahmet Oner emphasized that sometimes even by losing you can win something. „I think with this performance Selcuk gained the respect of fight fans over here in the United States“, states Oner. „He said he wanted the people in America to know who he is. I think they do now. Of course, he made some mistakes – otherwise he wouldn’t have lost the bout. But he will learn a lot from this fight. Guerrero was more experienced and smarter than Selcuk today. That is what won him the fight. Selcuk will learn more from his first loss than he learned from the 23 wins he had before. He will improve and come back stronger. The good thing about American TV and American boxing fans is that they know boxing and appreciate a good performance. Selcuk’s stock is definitely raising with this performance. I am pretty sure that he will be back in action soon.“

Weights from San Jose

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SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING:

ROBERT GUERRERO: 145 ¾ Pounds

SELCUK AYDIN: 146 ½ Pounds

SHAWN PORTER: 146 ¼ Pounds

ALFONSO GOMEZ: 146 ½ Pounds

SHOWTIME EXTREME:

HUGO CENTENO: 152 Pounds

AYI BRUCE: 151 ½ Pounds

GEORGE GROVES: 169 ½ Pounds

FRANCISCO SIERRA: 170 Pounds

Time Permitting:

MANUEL AVILA: 122 ½ Pounds

RAYMOND CHACON: 121 ½ Pounds

Guerrero vs. Aydin, a 12-round fight for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with Shawn Porter facing Alfonso Gomez for the NABO Welterweight title in the co-featured fight and preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets priced at $252, $127, $62, and $26 are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office.

Video: Guerrero – Aydin Weigh in

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Selcuk Aydin: “I am no man of big words – I will do my show in the ring!”

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Turkish welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin presented himself calm and confident at today’s final press conference for his WBC interim championship bout against Robert Guerrero this Saturday (July 28th) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.

Instead of renewing his threat to break Guerrero’s jaw, the reigning WBC Silver world champion said that he was no man of big words.

“Most boxers make a big show and talk a lot before big fights”, stated Aydin. “I will do my show in the ring. People might not know a lot about me. After this Saturday they will. I am here to win and I will win this fight. I am a true Turkish warrior.”

At yesterday’s public workout “The Thunderstorm of the Black Sea” had already expressed his confidence. “People may think I am the underdog in this fight but I’m not”, said Aydin. “I don’t want to hear anybody say it’s an upset when I beat Guerrero. It won’t be an upset. It’s what naturally has to happen. It won’t come as a surprise to me.”

Reportedly, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s answer to a question what he knew about Aydin’s home country Turkey was: “Turkey? Reminds me of Thanksgiving…”

When confronted with this provocation today, the proud Turk decided just to ignore the statement – but not without throwing one last verbal hook towards “The Ghost”: “Robert Guerrero said that he is hungry? I will be more than happy to help him and feed him with my fists.”

ABOUT “GUERRERO VS. AYDIN”:

Guerrero vs. Aydin, a 12-round fight for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with Shawn Porter facing Alfonso Gomez for the NABO Welterweight title in the co-featured fight and preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets priced at $252, $127, $62, and $26 are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office.

ROBERT GUERRERO vs. SELCUK AYDIN SHAWN PORTER vs. ALFONSO GOMEZ FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

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July 28 Event From HP Pavilion In San Jose, Calif., To Be

Telecast Live On SHOWTIME® CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING

PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions. Please note: All photos are for one time editorial use only!

SAN JOSE, Calif. (July 25, 2012) – Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Selcuk Aydin met with members of the media at a final press conference at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 just three days before their 12-round showdown for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship on Saturday, July 28 from HP Pavilion at San Jose which will be televised live on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast).

In Saturday’s co-feature, top-rated welterweight prospect “Showtime” Shawn Porter steps into the ring against his toughest foe to date, two-time world title challenger Alfonso Gomez for the vacant NABO Welterweight Title.

The event is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. Preliminary bouts, featuring unbeaten junior middleweight Hugo “The Boss” Centeno vs. Ayi Bruce and undefeated super middleweight George Groves vs. hard-hitting Francisco Sierra, will air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets priced at $252, $127, $62 and $26 are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office.

Here’s what the participants had to say on Wednesday:

ROBERT GUERRERO:

“I had a great camp. I’ll let my training talk in the ring. I’ve been in Lake Tahoe for two months and I’m in great shape. This is the best camp I’ve ever had.

“My wife is doing better now and I can focus on boxing. Before, you guys only saw 50 percent of me in the ring. Now, I can give it 100 percent.

“I’m hungry and ready to fight.

“I want to thank Aydin for taking on the challenge to face me.

“He said he was going to break my jaw and that motivated me more. That pushed me even harder to get in there and bring it.

“I’m making my way back into the ring so this fight is very important for my career. I’m 100 percent focused and I know what I need to do on Saturday. If they think we’re looking past him, they’re wrong.”

SELCUK AYDIN:

“Most of the time when you have a big fight coming up you talk big, but I’m not a man of big words; I like to prove myself in the ring.

“I know what I came here for, to put on a great fight. We know our opponent, we know he is tough, but we came here to win and take the title back to Turkey.

“I’ve been fighting for 20 years and I know what I have to do to win. You’ll see on Saturday night.

“I can hit hard, but I will also box. I can’t wait to prove to the United States fans what I can do in the ring.

“We know Robert is very experienced, so I won’t say anything against him, but I know what I’ve done. I’ve had a great camp and I’m prepared for anything that happens on Saturday. I know what I’m all about and you’ll find out soon enough.”

RUBEN GUERRERO (Guerrero’s father and trainer):

“We had a great camp up in Lake Tahoe. We did it all with Bob Santos – conditioning, nutrition, training. When Robert gets in the ring you’ll see that body.

“He’s ready, he’s on fire. He’s ready for 20 or 30 rounds.

“These guys think they’re here to win but we’re going to put on a clinic.

“Robert is going to win another title. It’s going to be a long ride home for these guys.”

CONNY MITTERMEIER (Aydin’s trainer):

“We’ve had most of our camp here in San Jose. It’s been a great camp and Selcuk is in great shape.

“We have a very tough opponent, but Selcuk is here to win the fight. We know we have a tough test in front of us but we came here to win.”

SHAWN PORTER:

“This is my first fight in California, which is saying a lot after my amateur and professional career, so it’s a big step for me and my camp.

“My camp dissected Alfonso and told me what to do in the ring. My team pushes me physically and mentally to be ready to fight and I’m prepared to be 20 and 0 after Saturday night.

“He is the most experienced fighter I’ve faced as a professional and he’s been in there with some of the best, but I fought some tough guys in the amateurs and beat them.

“I need to use everything I have; speed, quickness, power, strength and endurance. It’s going to take everything I have to beat him. I need to make adjustments and take it one round at a time.”

ALFONSO GOMEZ:

“This is where I fought as an amateur and I’m excited to be back.

“We prepared well for this camp for Porter. We know he is capable. He reminds me of a young Shane Mosley and I’m sure he’ll have a great career like Mosley, but I have plans and he can’t derail me.

“I’m the toughest guy he’s ever faced. It’s a tough test that I know he will fail. I feel confident, strong and ready.”

For more information, visit www.goldenboypromotions.com, www.arenaboxpromotion.com, http://Sports.SHO.com, follow us on Twitter at @GoldenBoyBoxing, @GHOSTBOXING, @_SelcukAydin, @hppavilionsj; @SHOsports, follow the conversation using #GuerreroAydin or become a fan on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GoldenBoyBoxing, or www.facebook.com/ShoBoxing.

VIDEO: Robert & Casey Guerrero

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ROBERT GUERRERO TO THROW OUT FIRST PITCH AT OAKLAND COLISEUM BEFORE A’s-YANKEES GAME TODAY

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“THE GHOST” TAKES THE MOUND AT 1:05PM

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2012 – Before he steps into the ring at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California on July 28th to throw heat against number one contender Selcuk Aydin for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, Gilroy’s Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, a three-time world titleholder, will throw heat of another sort when he takes the mound at the Oakland Coliseum to throw out the first pitch before today’s A’s vs. New York Yankees game.

The fistic fireballer will be on the mound at 1:05pm.

ABOUT “GUERRERO VS. AYDIN”:

Guerrero vs. Aydin, a 12-round fight for the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with Shawn Porter facing Alfonso Gomez for the NABO Welterweight title in the co-featured fight and preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Tickets priced at $252, $127, $62, and $26 are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the HP Pavilion Ticket Office.

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