Robert Guerrero announced Monday he has officially retired from professional boxing:
Robert Guerrero @GHOSTBOXING
I am announcing my retirement. Thanks to everyone—especially the fans. I hope you appreciated the guts & glory I left in the ring. God Bless https://t.co/InU3Bc2iys2017-7-17 21:49:19
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:
The Ghostbuster! Former World Champ @OmarFigueroaJr punished @GHOSTBOXING before finally stopping him in RD 3 tonight on #PBConFOX. https://t.co/5w4b5VckM22017-7-16 01:45:12
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:
Dylan Hernandez @dylanohernandez
Robert Guerrero announced his retirement from boxing. Multiple championships, several good paydays. Good time for him to walk away.2017-7-17 22:03:15
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.