Gilroy Boxer Guerrero Wins Big in Brutal 12-Round Fight

Robert Guerrero improved his boxing record to a staggering 31-1 with a win on Saturday.

HBO put Gilroy's most famous young star on full display Saturday night, televising Robert Guerrero's 12-round boxing match against Andre Berto.

The Ring called the bout a "grueling, mauling 12-round welterweight showdown," that ended with Guerrero winning unanimously by a final count of 116-110. 

The win didn't come easily to the Gilroy native known as "The Ghost." Berto stuck it out through the last four rounds with his eyes nearly plastered shut from Guererro's blows to the face, but still came through with "explosive uppercuts and right crosses throughout the fight," The Ring reported. 

The victory let Guerrero retain his WBC welterweight interim title. Berto is a former two-time welterweight champion.

Guerrero set his sights on boxing's most prominent star following the win over Berto.

"I'm here Floyd, let's do this," Guerrero said to the Orange County Register, referencing Floyd Mayweather. "I had a unanimous decision victory against a great champion like Berto ... I feel like I'm the best."

Guerrero's career record now stands at an astonishing 31-1 with 18 knockouts. 

According to the Mercury News, Guerrero's wife was at the fight on Saturday. Earlier this year she received a bone marrow transplant which has helped her in her recovery from Leukemia. 


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