A newly-released video to be shown on Showtime chronicles the life of Robert Guerrero and his wife, Casey, in advance of Saturday night’s clash with Turkish-born Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs), of Hamburg, Germany.
In March of 2010, Guerrero chose to pull out of a scheduled clash with Michael Katsidis in order to be with Casey during her recovery from a bone marrow transplant.
Sitting ringside on Saturday will be Casey Guerrero and her donor, Katharina Zech, of Germany, whom the Guerrero’s met for the first time earlier this year.
Robert Guerrero’s devotion to his wife and family were recognized when he received The Bill Crawford Award for Courage In The Face of Adversity from the Boxing Writers Association of America last year.
In what will be Guerrero’s welterweight debut, the 29-year-old southpaw will be after his 14th-straight victory and his 10th knockout during that run against Aydin in a bout for the WBC’s interim belt at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., near Guerrero’s hometown of Gilroy.
The winner of Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 knockouts) and Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) will be the mandatory challenger to WBC titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr..
Photo courtesy of Robert Guerrero
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