Ghost ready to make mandatory disappear on Mayweather-Baldomir telecast!


Ghost ready to make mandatory disappear on Mayweather-Baldomir telecast!

IBF Featherweight Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, just three weeks after capturing the crown with an explosive TKO victory over champion Eric Aiken, has announced that he’ll make his first title defense against No. 1 ranked contender Orlando “Siri” Salido as the featured televised undercard bout of the highly-anticipated welterweight title fight between “Pretty Boy” Floyd Mayweather and Carlos “Tata” Baldomir November 4 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.


The event—“Pretty Risky”—is presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions in association with Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9pm ET/6pm PT.


Robert Guerrero (19-1-1, 11KOs) whose surname in Spanish translates to “Warrior,” is on the fast track to the top of the boxing world, having fought four battles in the last six months. The 23-year old from Gilroy, CA, and the Bay Area’s other franchise, who began boxing when he was just 9 years old, has quickly rendered an incredible19 win professional record, most recently capturing the IBF featherweight title in September of 2006 with his 8-round TKO victory over Aiken. “The Ghost,” as his fearful opponents branded him on account of his tremendous hand and foot speed, has climbed the ranks of the featherweight division with dominant victories over veterans Cesar Figueroa, Adrian Valdez, and Sammy Ventura. His sole record blemish is a split-decision loss to the powerful Gamaliel Diaz—a loss he later revenged with a six-round TKO the following June. Guerrero is looking forward to defending his title against the dangerous Orlando Salido to show he’s the division’s best and willing to fight to prove it. And what better stage to make that statement, than the prelude bout featuring the world’s best in Mayweather.


Mexico’s Salido (27-9-2, 17 KOs), winner of 14 of his last 15 fights, 9 of them by stoppage, has an aggressive, and exciting style that force opponents to fight. He won’t have to look far for Guerrero who brings the same type of aggression to the ring, which fight fans dream of, two warriors not taking a backward step. As the mandatory challenger to Guerrero’s IBF featherweight title, Salido has the gritty determination and ability to fight at a relentless pace that will test Guerrero’s fight game. In his last five bouts, Salido’s ability to outwork and wear down his opponents, has scored him two 1st round knockout victories over Franner Trinidad and Leonardo Valdez and a win over former world champion Cesar Soto (54-12-3). Salido seeks to capture the title he missed—in a 12-round decision loss to the fierce Juan Manuel Marquez (42-2-1) in September of 2004—to solidify his belief that on November 4 he will be crowned as the new world champion.


            Tickets priced at $750, $500, $300, $150 and $75 are now on sale at the Mandalay Bay Theatre box office and at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations (Tower Records/WOW! Smith’s Food and Drug Centers, Robinsons-May stores and Ritmo Latino). To charge by phone with a major credit card, call the Mandalay Bay box office at (702) 632-7580 or Ticketmaster at (702) 474-4000. Tickets also are available for purchase at or


            The Mayweather vs. Baldomir pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $49.95, will be distributed by HBO Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 56 million pay-per-view homes. The telecast will be available in HD-TV for those viewers who can receive HD. HBO Pay-Per-View is the leading supplier of event programming to the pay-per-view industry.  For your daily Mayweather vs. Baldomir fight week updates, log onto


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