Statement suggests Guerrero's arrest won't impact Floyd fight

Robert Guerrero leaves courthouse in Queens, NY

Statement suggests Guerrero's arrest won't impact Floyd fight
March 28, 2013, 4:45 pm
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Robert Guerrero was arrested after he made New York airport aware that he had a firearm, which was unloaded and in a locked safe box in his luggage. (AP)

Hours after Gilroy boxer Robert Guerrero was arrested on gun charges in New York, Team Guerrero, Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions released a joint statement that indicated the legal matters would in no way impact the May 4 bout between Guerrero and Floyd Mayweather.

[NEWS: Guerrero faces jail time after gun arrest]

LOS ANGELES (March 28) - Early this morning Six-Time and Four Division World Champion Robert Guerrero was checking in his luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, bound for Las Vegas, and, as he was doing so, made sure to advise the authorities that they needed to be aware that he had a firearm, which was unloaded and in a locked safe box with his luggage to be checked.  Guerrero was carrying no ammunition and was within his legal right to possess such firearm in the state in which he resides.  He was then arrested.  At an arraignment held before the New York State Supreme Court for Queens County, the court, after hearing the pertinent facts of the case, released Guerrero on his own recognizance.  The next hearing in this matter is scheduled for after Robert's May 4 fight against Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

We are very pleased Robert Guerrero was released on his own recognizance this afternoon in the wake of this incident and that he is on his way back to Las Vegas to continue training for his highly anticipated May 4 bout against Mayweather.

 [NEWS: Robert Guerrero arrested at JFK]