Boxer vacates title to help wife fight cancer
Robert Guerrero of the United States has vacated his IBF junior
lightweight title to be with his wife, Casey, during the latest
steps in her lengthy struggle with leukemia.
Guerrero announced his decision Tuesday, a week after he was
forced to drop out of a prospective fight with Australia’s Michael
Casey Guerrero is hospitalized while recovering from a bone
marrow transplant and chemotherapy.
Guerrero (25-1-1, 17 KOs) won a featherweight title before
his wife was diagnosed with the disease in 2007. He vacated that
title in 2008 and moved up to junior lightweight, dominating
Malcolm Klassen last year to claim the IBF belt.
The Guerreros have two young children.