Southpaw Robert Guerrero will appear on will appear on two of the biggest Christian Networks on Monday when he and his wife, Casey Guerrero, visit the sets of CBN’s “The 700 Club,” hosted by Pat Robertson, and TBN’s “Praise the Lord” show with Carman Licciardello.
Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 knockouts) will pursue his 16th straight win and his 10th knockout during that stretch when he challenges pound-for-pound king and WBC welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather. Jr. (43-0, 26 KOs) on May 4 on Showtime Pay Per View from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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.
At ringside for Guerrero’s unanimous decision over Selcuk Aydin in July were Casey and her donor, Katharina Zech, of Germany, whom the Guerrero’s met for the first time earlier that 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 in 2011.
The 700 Club’s broadcast will air at 9 a.m., and with “Praise The Lord” being shown at 7 p.m.
Guerrero is also this year’s “Ambassador of Hope” spokesperson for BeTheMatch.org along with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America in their quest is to help register minorities into the national bone-marrow registry.
“I’m very excited that I’ll be able to use my platform in boxing to talk about my faith in Jesus Christ, who has guided me to this incredible position. At the same time, I’ll bring awareness to the bone-marrow registry,” said Guerrero, who is coming off November’s unanimous decision victory over two-time titleholder Andre Berto.
“I want everyone to check out www.knockoutbloodcancer.org and join me in my quest to help save lives. On May 4, the world will see me dethrone Floyd Mayweather, and everyone won’t understand what happened except those who believe in the power of Christ. As the bible verse Philippians 4:13 states, ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.’”
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