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Robert Guerrero Turns Back Kamegai in a Wild War

By Rick Reeno

StubHub Center, Carson, California - Returning for the first time since the May 2013 decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., former champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (32-2-1, 18KOs) had it rough with a wild, two-handed war to win a twelve round unanimous decision over a very tough Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-2-1, 21KOs) in a welterweight contest. The scores were 116-112, 117-111, 11711-.

The fight was physical from the start of the first round. Both boxer were trading and landing some very big punches. Guerrero was landing the much higher percentage of punches and had Kamegai's nose was bleeding badly by the fourth round.

During the sixth, Guerrero's left eye was badly cut and the entire eyelid was swollen like a balloon. Kamegai started to target the damaged eye in the seventh, with Guerrero fighting him off with both hands. Guerrero was firing hard in the eight and ninth rounds, but still getting hit pretty easily when Kamegai would actually let his hands go.

Guerrero poured on the work in the tenth, as Kamegai's output began to significantly drop. But then Kamegai turned up the heat in the eleventh and outworked Guerrero with a two-handed attack as he pinned Guerrero against the ropes for most of the round. They continued to trade heavy leather in the twelfth, with each fighter landing some huge shots. It was a miracle that neither boxer went down by the final bell.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Joshua Child on 06-23-2014

[QUOTE=TommyToughNuts;14685861]its called boxing, the sweet science, hit and not get hit. it's not rock em and sock em robots you f****** retard.[/QUOTE] Actually it's both. It depends on the style of the fighter. I hate when people say boxing is…

Comment by Mr. Punch-Out!! on 06-23-2014

All I'm thinking right now is how would HBO top this? First there was Lucas Matthysse vs. John Molina, now there's Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai and both were on Showtime. They better hope Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves match…

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-23-2014

fights like this 4 2 no defense boxers means health issues later, and shortened careers...Guerrero showed nothing but an ability 2 get hit..Thurman ko's him...

Comment by mathed on 06-22-2014

[QUOTE=Cuban Linx;14688254]Although it was an exciting fight, a FOTY candidate, you have to be concerned for Robert Guerrero going forward. Ever since he's moved up to 147 he's been fighting in a completely different style than he fought at 135.…

Comment by mathed on 06-22-2014

Yeah, awesome fight. Guerrero always seems to find himself in a war; very fan-friendly fighter.

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