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Guerrero Forced To Withdraw
Shoulder injury forces fight to be postponed
Posted Aug 23, 2011 by Chris White
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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.
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.