Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero was awarded the Las Vegas.Award at the 86th annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner at the MGM Grand in
Guerrero was honored because of his decision to vacate the IBF lightweight title to care for his leukemia-stricken wife, Casey, who underwent a bone-marrow transplant in February of 2010.
Guerrero has won four consecutive fights since then, including his April 9 unanimous-decision conquest offor the interim WBO and WBA lightweight titles.
"First I want to thank God. He's blessed me a lot and my wife is here with me today," Guerrero said while accepting the award. "She's been a year in remission and she's cancer free.
"I just want to thank Golden Boy for being by my side every step of the way when I vacated my title and had to take care of my wife," He continued. "I'm thankful to the writers for recognizing my courage outside the ring. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support. I'm back now and coming to fight hard for all the fans."
Medal of Honor winner for his actions in World War II. He died in 2000., for whom the award is named, was
Previous recipients have included Muhammad Ali (2006), Anthony and (2007), George Kimball (2008), and Nick Charles and George Chuvalo (2009). (2005),
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