By Rick Reeno
Powerful adviser Al Haymon has signed yet another significant piece of talent in 2014. BoxingScene.com has confirmed that former multi-division champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-2-1, 18KOs) has signed an agreement with Haymon.
Since the start of the year, Haymon has signed WBC 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson, IBF 140-pound champion Lamont Peterson, Anthony Peterson, Luis Collazo, Rances Barthelemy, and several others. Haymon also works with Floyd Mayweather Jr., Adrien Broner, Marcos Maidana, Shawn Porter, Peter Quillin, Keith Thurman, Leo Santa Cruz, Danny Garcia, Deontay Wilder, and an army of other top names.
"We are very exited to bring Al Haymon to the team. We believe Al is the best adviser in the business. Robert is ready to fight. Al has three welterweight champions in his stable and nearly every big name at 147-pounds, and Robert is ready to get right back in the mix with the biggest names. Robert is hungry for big fights and more world titles," said Luis DeCubas Jr., who co-manages Guerrero with Bob Santos.
Earlier in the year, Guerrero had a contract dispute with Golden Boy Promotions. Taking into considering that most of Haymon fighters are being handled by Golden Boy, Guerrero's promotional issues are likely resolved.
Guerrero's last appearance in the ring was in May 2013, when he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Mayweather. It was Guerrero first loss since 2005, when he was competing as a featherweight - a split decision loss that he avenged the following year with a sixth round knockout of Gamaliel Diaz.