Guerrero vacates IBF title for wife’s cancer fight
Robert Guerrero has vacated his IBF 130-pound title to be with
his wife, Casey, during the latest steps in her lengthy struggle
Guerrero announced his decision Tuesday, a week after he was
forced to drop out of a prospective fight with 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, whose hometown is just south of the Bay Area,
have two young children.