Robert Guerrero Announces Retirement from Boxing Following Knockout Loss

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistJuly 17, 2017

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2012 file photo, boxer Robert Guerrero poses for photos during a news conference in Los Angeles. Guerrero is one of 25 gun-packing out-of-towners were arrested on felony weapons charges in 2013 for traveling armed at New York's busy LaGuardia and Kennedy airports. Such strict enforcement of New York's tough gun laws is intended to send a message not to bring firearms to New York in the first place, and that message may be getting through. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)
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Robert Guerrero announced Monday he has officially retired from professional boxing:

Guerrero is coming off a third-round TKO defeat to Omar Figueroa Jr. at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, on Saturday. He finishes his career with a 33-6-1 record.

While an exciting, aggressive boxer in his prime, many fans saw Saturday's loss as evidence the time for Guerrero to retire had arrived. Figueroa knocked him down five times, with Premier Boxing Champions sharing a replay of the final knockdown:

It was his third straight defeat and fifth loss in his last seven fights.

The Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez didn't see any need for Guerrero to continue in the ring:

Guerrero's most famous fight came against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in May 2013. It was Mayweather's first bout since serving a two-month jail sentence in 2012.

Although Guerrero looked good early on, he lost a unanimous decision.

The 34-year-old's biggest win came against Andre Berto in November 2012 as he retained the WBC interim welterweight title in a unanimous decision. He also beat Joel Casamayor in a unanimous decision in July 2010.