Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, of Gilroy, California boasts an impressive 14-0-1 record with 7 KO’s and is already #30 in the Boxingtalk ratings at featherweight. Guerrero, who is coming off a fourth-round knockout of Cesar Figueroa, will fight next on April 1, against 24 year-old Adrian Valdez, who shows no signs of intimidation. “I don’t believe in Ghosts,” says a confident Valdez. “Robert Guerrero is a great fighter but he’s just like me—flesh and blood—and on April 1st—his flesh will be mostly bloody!” Valdez boasts a 16-3-3 record with 9 KO’s. On the same card, which will be broadcast by Showtime on its ShoBox series, huge heavyweight Malcolm Tann will face Leroy Childs, 11-0.
“It was his tremendous hand and foot speed that earned him the name ‘Ghost,” says Guerrero trainer, John Bray. “While winning the Gold Medal in the National Junior Olympics, Guerrero would throw real quick combinations, then side-step his opponent and hit him with more punches from another angle. You couldn’t catch him and you couldn’t see him—so Guerrero was just like fighting a ghost!”
“I want to fight them all,” says a determined Guerrero. “To be the best—you have got to beat the best. So, look out for me because my fire is lit and I’m coming to burn down everything in my path—Valdez included!”
The formidable 24 year-old challenger, Adrian Valdez shows no signs of intimidation. “I don’t believe in Ghosts,” says a confident Valdez. “Robert Guerrero is a great fighter but he’s just like me—flesh and blood—and on April 1st—his flesh will be mostly bloody!”
Valdez boasts a 16-3-3 record with 9 KO’s. The southpaw from Juarez, Mexico seemed to dominate his recent ShoBox fight against a highly respected and undefeated Bernard Dunne, applying constant pressure with a flurry of combinations. But Valdez did not get the nod from the judges in a highly controversial decision—one that caused the ringside announcer and TV to score the fight in favor of Valdez Never one to sulk, the rugged Valdez took revenge in his next bout—just two months later with a 2nd round knockout of former world champion Cesar Soto.
“Guerrero is an up-and-coming fighter—a real star who I feel will be ready to challenge and beat any of the champions this year,” said promoter, Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions. “Guerrero has no preference who he fights against—he’s on a mission. Guerrero loves to fight with an aggressive, attacking style, which will make for a real exciting match against a talented and hungry Adrian Valdez—but remember this, the Ghost who will not disappear any time soon!”
The opening ShoBox 8-round heavyweight bout features Malcolm Tann, an Air Force veteran of ‘Operation Enduring Freedom’, who will be fighting undefeated heavyweight prospect Leroy Childs.
The 26 year-old Tann (14-1, 7 KO’s) a big strong heavyweight prospect with good skills, spent six months in Afghanistan as a Senior Airman, where he built runways by day and boxed by night—an experience that earned him the nickname “Showstopper” because at 6’7” and 245 lbs., Tann has put a quick “stop” to most of his shows with tremendous punching power.
Tann’s opponent, Leroy Childs, from Jefferson City, Mo., boasts an 11-0 record with an impressive 10 KO’s.
This is Malcolm Tann’s biggest fight to date,” says manager, Steve Munisteri, who is pleased with Tann’s progress and development in the ring. “But Leroy Childs is a real heavyweight challenge—an undefeated hungry fighter, who won’t back down from anyone. Look for a real ‘Showstopper’ from these two giants.”
Tickets are priced at: $25, $50, $125, and $400 available now at The Palace Gift Shop or Charge by Phone at: 1-866-4-PALACE. Doors Open at 3:00PM PT, with the first bout starting at 4:30PM PT, followed by the National Anthem at 7:40PM PT, Clear Ring at 7:45PM PT, TV Bout at 8:00PM PT.