Boxer Robert Guerrero arrested at New York airport for attempting to bring handgun onto an airplane
Boxer Robert Guerrero, who is slated to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4 in the main event of a Showtime pay-per-view card at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, was arrested Thursday morning at New York's John F. Kennedy Airport for attempting to board an airplane with a handgun.
According to multiple reports, Guerrero, 30, was arrested after trying to bring an unloaded gun onto a Delta flight bound for Las Vegas. The New York Post reported that the gun was a .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic. However, the local NBC affiliate reported the gun was a 9 mm Smith & Wesson. Guerrero had no ammunition with him.
Charges against Guerrero, who was in New York to promote his fight with Mayweather, are pending.
The status of the fight is unknown, though the arrest is unlikely to impact it. Luis DeCubas Jr., Guerrero's manager, could not be reached for comment. He was reportedly with Guerrero when the boxer was taken into custody. The voicemail on DeCubas' cell phone was full and could not accept messages. He did not immediately respond to a text message.
Showtime spokesman Chris DeBlasio said the network would decline comment at this time.
Guerrero appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network's "The 700 Club" on Monday along with his wife, Casey. He spoke openly of his Christian faith and of how he got through his wife's life-threatening illness. On Tuesday, he had a news conference with New York area media.
Stephen Espinoza, the executive vice president and general manager of Showtime Sports, lauded Guerrero at the Tuesday news conference.
We wanted to make sure the East Coast knew about Robert, knew how classy he is and how wonderful he is as an individual.
More to come on this as more details become available.
biggest fight/payday of your life, and you're pulling this kind of crap
Man, Berto really got caught off guard in that fight, which led to Guerrero becoming overconfident and overrated. Props to Guerrero though, he beat him fair and square, and impressively.
About punching power, if a fighter catches one that he doesn't see, or walks into one, or a bad angle, or gets touched enough, he will go down.
We'll see how the fight goes, if I recall correctly, Guerrero favors his left hand, and I know Floyd will take that away real quick. I see a staggering amount of check hooks and lead/straight rights from Floyd, considering that those are Floyd's best punches and also happen to be the best punches against southpaws.