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

with leukemia.

Guerrero announced his decision Tuesday, a week after he was

forced to drop out of a prospective fight with Michael

Katsidis.

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.