Monday - Sep 24, 2018

Bay Area boxer Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero wins title abroad


by Bernard Mendoza

Robert Guerrero, champion for second time with contender Spend Abazi.Robert Guerrero, champion for second time with contender Spend Abazi.

Bay Area native and former San Francisco Golden Gloves champion Robert Guerrero, became two-time world champion Feb. 23, after defeating Denmark’s Spend Abazi in Denmark.

According to the boxing publicist, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, knocked down Abazi, the #2 ranked contender in the third round and fifth rounds, before the Dane finally succumbed and called it quits prior to the ninth round.

“The fight went real good,” said “The Ghost” Guerrero via a conference call from his dressing room immediately after the fight to his publicist. “I totally dominated using my jab. There were some things I could have done better, but I got him out of there. Now that I’m two-time world champion, it feels good,”

Guerrero’s victory came just 5 days after the birth of his son, Robert Jr. and after having lost the IBF title to Mexico’s Orlando Salido, who was stripped of the title, because Salido tested positive in a steroid test.

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero had not only regained the title but solidified his hold on the Feather weight division and can now look forward to more high-profile fights with fighters like Mexico’s Barrera or the Philippines’ Pacquiao. “Line em up”, insisted Guerrero. “I’m right back in the mix. Now that I have gotten my world title back I can start looking at some of those big fights.”

“The Ghost” will be representing the Bay Area on the world stage of celebrity known fighters and elite champions of the Feather weight divisions.­