Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s next opponent has been busted on felony gun charges
Boxing fans worldwide are wondering whether this will affect the scheduling of Mayweather-Guerrero on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Because that's what boxing fans wonder, instead of things like, "Is this young man troubled and does he need help?"
Res assured, boxing fans -- Mayweather-Guerrero on May 4 is still on, despite the fact that Robert Guerrero was arrested on gun charges Thursday morning. Guerrero attempted to board a New York-to-Las Vegas flight with an unloaded gun and three unloaded ammunition magazines. The fight is still on, according to its promoter.
"Robert will have to show up in court in New York and have to explain himself, but there are no implications on the fight," the fight's promoter Richard Schaefer told ESPN.
Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero was arrested at JFK airport Thursday morning at 6:46 a.m. ET for attempting to board a flight to Las Vegas with an unloaded Smith & Wesson M&P .40-caliber handgun and three unloaded magazines for ammunition.
Again, the man was going to take these onto an airplane. In New York, this is a felony even if the weapons are unloaded. New York doesn't screw around when it comes to taking weapons onto airplanes.
But I bet you someone might have just scored himself an endorsement deal with the National Rifle Association!
Guerrero is also an outspoken Christian, and had just taped an appearance on Pat Robertson's "The 700 Club". Hey, plenty of good Christians are also gun enthusiasts. But I'm not sure how many of them get arrested for trying to smuggle guns into Las Vegas.
Guerrero's camp tells ESPN that Guerrero's firearm is licensed in California. It's just... you need a separate license in New York. And they don't want you taking them on airplanes.
Guerrero remains a heavy underdog for the May 4 fight, perhaps even more so now.