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Guerrero Forced To Withdraw

Shoulder injury forces fight to be postponed

Posted Aug 23, 2011 by Chris White

A shoulder injury has forced Robert Guerrero to withdraw

The eagerly anticipated fight between Robert Guerrero and Marcos Maidana has been postponed after Guerrero picked up a shoulder injury, meaning he could be out of the ring for a significant period of time. The American has suffered a torn rotator cuff in training for the fight and after extensive physiotherapy it has now been confirmed that he will not be able to take to the ring on 27th August.

CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, Richard Schaefer, said that Guerrero’s shoulder was “numb and he couldn’t move it at all. They iced it, hoped it would improve over night, and unfortunately it didn’t. He can’t move the shoulder at all and they’re worried that it could be a rotator cuff, which is a significant period of rehab.”

Guerrero recently claimed the interim WBA and WBO lightweight titles and was set to have his first fight at the 140lb mark against regular WBA champion Maidana.

As a result of the main event being postponed, the heavyweight clash between Seth Mitchell and Mike Mollo, which was scheduled on the undercard of the Guerrero-Maidana fight, has also been postponed.

It is unlikely now that Guerrero and Maidana will step into the ring together, with both fighters seemingly set to move on with their respective careers.

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