Last year I wrote an Article recommending/ pleading for Brandon Bam Bam Rios to retire. These are the hardest articles to write as safety and love/ care for these great warriors / boxers are always my first priority above all.
Today, I ask for Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero‘s Family And Friends along with the PBC Family to have a sit down with the great first ballet Hall of Famer.
Guerrero‘s 19 year professional career has been nothing short of extraordinary. Guerrero earned a shot to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4, 2013 by going on a 15 fight/ 8 year winning streak. Guerrero went into the Mayweather fight with a professional record of 31-1. His only loss came by split decision to Gamaliel Diaz in December 2005. Six months later, Guerrero avenged that loss by knocking out Gamaliel in six rounds.
The Ghost lost a UD to the great Mayweather but only elevated his position in boxing by putting on an exceptional performance.
A year later in 2014, Guerrero had a war with Yoshihiro Kamegai and earned a Unanimous decision win.
Guerrero Put PBC On His Back:
In 2015, Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) launched its programming by bringing back prize fighting on multiple platforms and free TV. The idea was to have great fights (not emphasizing champions but growing boxers brands) by matching up the best young lions against each other / to entertain boxing fans and grow the sport by reaching out to the masses and putting on great showcases. PBC had so many contracted networks to broadcast boxing it was ground breaking.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero & Keith “One Time” Thurman opened the initial PBC live broadcast and put on a great show leaving fans yearning for more. Thurman would go on to having long rests and injury issues, but Guerrero true to the PBC spirit fought consistently.
Guerrero fought regularly on PBC always headlining cards and fighting the best fighters/ boxers such as Danny Garcia, Omar Figueroa Jr. and many more. He often fought on short rest and often times quite honestly did not give his body enough time to heal and recover so he could be 100% in the ring with regard to speed and power.
With countless networks such as FS1, Spike TV, Fox and others wanting content, PBC was under pressure to deliver and there main man (Guerrero), no matter the wear & tear and career shorting damage being done always came through.
On the warm summer night of July 15, 2017 Guerrero got stopped by Figueroa accumulating in his third consecutive loss. It sadly became clear that Guerrero simply had nothing left to give (At the elite level) as carrying and headlining PBC shows is now up to the next young lion to bare. His responsibility, his commitment, his reign like all kings has come to a screeching / stunning end.
Guerrero was only 34 years old, but his War worn tires were in reality closer to 40. It was simply to much to fast and the damage had been done.
After an 18 month retirement, Guerrero made a comeback smartly easing into competition. He has fought 3 times now in the last 10 months, most recent beating Gerald Thomas last week on the Spence/ Porter- Staples Center FOX PPV Card.
Guerrero is currently 36 years old and being a warrior, he loves to fight and believes/ dreams of becoming a world champion again. PBC knows/ feels like it owes him what he wants. PBC is building him up for another main event/ championship fight knowing he will get destroyed. PBC owes Guerrero honesty and needs to protect him.
Most importantly PBC owes the great Guerrero who carried PBC and opened the door for all there young starts like Davis, Spence and many other a comfortable ringside seat with a beautiful tailored suit & a Bose headset. Guerrero deserves and earned the right to be TV boxing analyst.
Photo courtesy of Stephanie Trapp/ PBC
My article on Brandon Rios October/ 2017:
BRANDON RIOS SHOULD RETIRE!!!