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Guerrero shoulder injury forces cancelation of fight with Maidana
Robert Guerrero has suffered a shoulder injury that will force the cancellation of his fight with Marcos Maidana, which was scheduled to be televised on HBO on Aug. 27
The fighters were to vie for what the WBA calls its "regular" title on HBO in what would've been Guerrero's first fight at 140 pounds.
Neither Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer nor Guerrero's publicist could be reached for comment. An official from HBO said that he had no knowledge of the injury or the status of the Guerrero-Maidana fight.
The injury is the latest setback in what has been an inspirational but sometimes-difficult career for the 28-year-old Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 knockouts), who is coming off of a one-sided, unanimous decision victory over Australia's hard-punching Michael Katsidis (28-4, 23 KOs) in April.
Assured that Casey's cancer was in remission, Guerrero returned to the ring with an eighth-round knockout of Roberto David Arrieta in April of last year.
A two-time IBF featherweight and one-time IBF super featherweight beltholder, Guerrero's comeback has included unanimous decisions over former four-time titleholder and Cuban Olympic gold medalist Joel Casamayor (38-5-1, 22 KOs) in July and a Vicente Escobedo (23-3, 14 KOs) in November.
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