Robert Guerrero Withdraws From Michael Katsidis Fight

By Rick Reeno was informed earlier today that IBF super featherweight champion Robert Guerrero has withdrawn from his planned fight with lightweight Michael Katsidis, which was scheduled headline HBO's March 27 telecast. BoxingScene has confirmed the information with Guerrero's manager, Shelly Finkel. From what I was told, Guerrero withdrew for personal reasons that have to do with his family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Guerrero family.

Golden Boy Promotions and HBO are looking for a replacement to fight Katsidis. One name I heard mentioned was Brandon Rios, who knocked out Jorge Teron in three rounds over the weekend.

The co-feature to the March show is Marcos Maidana defending his WBA interim-junior welterweight title against unbeaten Victor Cayo.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 408mobsta on 02-09-2010

i kinda new this along but i didnt wanna but my familys bussiness out there but now its public so heres the update from our local paper...SPORTS > PRO SPORTS 2 votes BOXING: Guerrero pulls out of fight due to…

Comment by UTFISH on 02-09-2010

If Juan Diaz wants the fight, why not get him? Katsidis has made it clear that rematch is what he wants and so has Juan Diaz. Thats a great fight, so quit screwing around HBO!

Comment by screwhead1 on 02-09-2010

guerrero's wife has cancer doesn't she? i hope all is well for him and they're in my prayers...

Comment by BennyST on 02-09-2010

Shit. Poor guy, I hope things go ok for him. Fingers crossed. I was really looking forward to this fight. Was thinking maybe this is Katsidis' time to get past that level he's been sitting at for some times now.…

Comment by ley23 on 02-09-2010

Guerrero's wife is in very bad shape. Just had a bone marrow transplant.

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