Breaking News: Robert Guerrero Out Of Marcos Maidana Fight With Shoulder Injury

By James Slater: In disappointing news, it has been reported on that the upcoming Robert Guerrero-Marcos Maidana fight, set for August 27th, will have to be postponed due to the fact that Guerrero has suffered an apparent shoulder injury.

The newsflash on Ring Magazine’s official web site said: the extent and severity of Guerrero’s injured shoulder is not known, but the fighter was “on his way to get it medically checked.”

It is not yet known if the remainder of the card in San Jose, California (which was to have gone out on HBO) will also fail to go ahead as planned now that this unfortunate injury has occurred. The main support bout was to have been a heavyweight match-up between Seth Mitchell and Mike Mollo.

This bad news will come as a real disappointment to Guerrero fans. “The Ghost” looked so sensational last time out, when he battled Michael Katsidis; winning a wide, entertaining 12-round decision. The Maidana fight would have seen the talented 28-year-old make the move up to the talent-rich light-welterweight division. A former champ at featherweight, super-featherweight and, with the win over Katsidis (interim) lightweight, Guerrero, 29-1-1(18) may well have beaten Maidana and added the “regular” version of the WBA 140-pound title to his growing collection.

Hopefully the fight will be rearranged as soon as possible. In the meantime, will there be in any way enough time for HBO to find a late replacement for Maidana, so as to salvage the card?

Article posted on 19.08.2011

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