Tag: Robert Guerrero
By Christopher Morgan at ringside
LAS VEGAS, NV, March, 07, 2015 — The main event of NBC’s inaugural prime time network boxing telecast made the lackluster co-main a distant memory and gave viewers, as well as the sell out crowd, well more than their moneys worth. Keith “One Time” Thurman answered a lot of questions in mostly dominating top welterweight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero over 12 hard fought rounds, winning both the slugging as well as the boxing war, though he had to walk through some fire to accomplish his task.
Robert Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 Kos) of Gilroy, California enters the ring first to Oscar-winning composer Hanz Zimmer’s heroic orchestral theme that he composed for NBC’s boxing series. The crowd, being majority Mexican-American, is definitely behind Robert, loudly cheering their blood and guts champ. Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 Kos) quickly follows, smiling and bouncing his way to the ring to the same orchestral themes. He also has strong crowd support — with a smattering of boos mixed in. (continue reading…)
Keith Thurman and Robert Guerrero Headline Return of Boxing to Prime Time Network TV This Saturday Night!
By Christopher Morgan
LAS VEGAS — There was a time when Championship boxing matches were routinely shown on unpaid network television, or so I’ve heard, having been born in the latter stages of the 20th Century. I can’t remember ever seeing one. High priced cable networks and PPV have been the sole domain for fans wishing to see the upper echelon of boxing talent over the last 20 or so odd years and that monopoly is about to receive stiff competition from NBC starting Saturday March 7th at 8:30pm Eastern 5:30pm Pacific. It still remains to be seen if boxing can become a mainstream attraction in the eye’s of the average American sports fan as the landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years or so. Mixed Martial Arts or MMA has risen exponentially in popularity and it will take great matchmaking and action packed fights in the ring to win back some of those combat sports fans.
NBC seems to be committed wholeheartedly to making this endeavor a success as they have invested heavily in promotion, hired the highly respected Al Michaels as host, Marv Albert will call the action and none other than Sugar Ray Leonard, himself, is onboard for the color commentary. The inaugural telecast is a stacked triple header featuring three young up and comers in Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner and Abner Mares, along with a pair of battle tested veterans in Robert Guerrero and John Molina Jr. (continue reading…)
LAS VEGAS, March 3, 2015 – The fan favorites participating on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fight card on Saturday, March 7 shared their progress today on how training camp is going and the importance of the return of boxing to primetime network television.
Tickets for the live event are priced at $400, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com. (continue reading…)
By CHRISTOPHER MORGAN
CARSON, CA, June, 21, 2014 — The StubHub center in Carson California which has hosted quite a bit of highly memorable events just added another classic to the books with a greatly entertaining 12 round war between welterweights Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai.
Robert Guerrero (31-2, 18 Kos) of Gilroy, California was making his first appearance in the ring since losing a wide Unanimous Decision to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather in May of 2013. Not much was known of Yoshihiro Kamegai (of Tokyo Japan other than his high kayo percentage record, that most of his bouts had taken place in Japan and that he’d gone 1-2 when venturing outside of Japan even losing a 10 round decision to Hector Munoz in June of 2013 in this very building. (continue reading…)
Chip Mitchell: Okay, Robert, now you are a very spiritual person. How has your spirituality played a part in your boxing career?
Robert Guerrero: You know, it plays a big part. Not just in boxing, it plays a big part in my life. You know, outside of the ring, with my family, raising my kids in church, believing in Jesus Christ, it’s a big part of my life and that’s what guides my whole life. That goes through my training camp, boxing, being in the ring. It really is the number one thing in my life.
Chip Mitchell: Now, you’ve fought Orlando Salido who was a pressure fighter. You’ve fought Andre Berto who represents power and speed. You fought warriors such as Katsidis, boxers such as Escobedo and Cassamayor. There were other styles like Litzau and Aydin that weren’t the easiest to deal with. I already believe you are mentally strong. Does fighting so many different styles, along with that mentality, make you the optimum opponent to give Floyd a “1” in his loss column?
Robert Guerrero: Oh, most definitely! I mean, you hit it right on. Having the proper experience to be in the ring helps build a fighter the right way. Then you get the chance to fight different types of styles, so you have different experiences. Then when a fighter gets to the top they’re ready for it and they stay there. Having the mental experience outside of the ring, inside of the ring, putting all that together as a package, it’s a deadly force.
Chip Mitchell: Robert, you are 6-time champion in 4 different weight classes. I’m going to say that again. SIX TIME CHAMPION IN FOUR DIFFERENT WEIGHT CLASSES! That is a marvelous accomplishment. Not many people know this. Do you ever feel underappreciated?
Robert Guerrero: No, I don’t. You know, all I do is go out there and fight, set my heart and fight the best I can. If it gets recognized, it gets recognized; if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. But you know what, I know I put God first and he’s blessed me to be in this position. And being in this position, it’s incredible. It’s incredible and it truly is a blessing, and it’s helps me take full advantage of it. After this fight, everybody will know the accomplishments that I have, especially after beating Floyd Mayweather.
Q: What have you seen in Floyd that gives you so much confidence that you’re the man that’s going to take his O away?
Robert Guerrero: You know, being smart in the ring, fighting an intelligent fight. A lot of these guys just come in, they either lose their head or they’re mad at him and all game plans go out the window and also, being able to make the adjustments in the ring. Having the experiences that I’ve had throughout my boxing career and the different weight classes with guys who are fast, guys who are slick, guys who put pressure, guys who are boxer punchers, just having all the experience and putting it all together and being able to recognize to make those adjustments in the ring.
Q: So, Robert, any last comments before we let you go?
Robert Guerrero: I’m just ready to go. Can’t wait until fight night. That’s it. Thank you, God bless, and bye.