Robert Guerrero announces his retirement from the sport of boxing

Robert Guerrero announces his retirement from the sport of boxing

 

Published: July 17, 2017


GILROY, CA - After a thrilling, and often action-packed career Robert Guerrero (33-6-1, 18 KOs) has announced his retirement from the sport of boxing. Guerrero devoted sixteen years to the sweet science, often finding himself in hard fought, fan pleasing wars against some of the best in the sport. 

“I competed at super-bantamweight (122 lbs.) and won world titles across multiple weight classes, closing my career at welterweight (147 lbs.), fighting the big guys 25 pounds heavier. A good friend always told me I was God’s warrior, born to fight. I enjoyed every minute of every war. I represented my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with the bible verse Acts 2:38 on my trunks. If I reached one person and brought that person closer to Christ, then it was all worth it.”

His announcement comes on the heels of his knockout loss (The first of his career) to rising undefeated welterweight and former lightweight champion Omar Figueroa who dropped Guerrero five times en route to the stoppage. Guerrero has lost five of his past seven fights leaving many ringside observers to question whether or not it was time for him to hang the gloves up for good. 

 

”I want to thank God for allowing me to have a wonderful career,” said Guerrero. “I’m a kid from a small town in Gilroy, California, who made it to the mountain top of the boxing world. When I was a young kid growing up, I always believed in myself, but never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined a small-town kid like myself, would be fighting in front of millions of fans.”

 

Guerrero won multiple world titles in four weight divisions most notably at featherweight and junior lightweight, as well as interim belts at lightweight and welterweight and will be remembered as a guy who never ducked a challenge and gave his all for the fans.

 

Feature Photo: AFP

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