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Robert Guerrero injures shoulder; Aug. 27 fight postponed

August 18, 2011 |  4:52 pm

Boxing_640 Robert Guerrero's most significant fight yet was canceled Thursday, a day after the Gilroy boxer suffered a left shoulder injury while sparring in Big Bear.

Guerrero, scheduled to fight Argentina's Marcos Maidana on Aug. 27 in the main event of an HBO card at San Jose's HP Pavilion, underwent follow-up examinations in the Bay Area to establish the extent of his injury and how long he'll be out of action.

Promoter Richard Schaefer said he should know Guerrero's status by Monday.

"This is a fight people wanted to see," Schaefer said. "We don't know what it is yet. If it's a month or so, we'll reschedule the fight. If it's something that's going to require five or six months of rest, Maidana's not going to sit around. Once you move ahead, you don't know if the paths will cross again." 

Had he defeated the hard-punching Maidana, Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs) was poised to land a shot at someone such as world junior-welterweight champion Amir Khan.

"It's just a shame," Schaefer said. "This fight was selling so well, we had $300,000 in sales already, I'm sure it would've been a sellout."


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Photo: Robert Guerrero, right, and Marcos Maidana pose during a news conference on July 7. Credit: Paul Sakuma / Associated Press