Detained in March at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and charged with illegal possession of an unloaded firearm, Robert Guerrero escaped serious punishment on Tuesday by pleading guilty to a mere disorderly conduct violation.
Rather than being imprisoned for a few years, Guerrero (31-2-1-2, 18 KOs) was fined $250 and ordered to complete 50 hours of community service.
“I’m pleased that the District Attorney’s Office considered my case carefully and resolved it fairly,” said Guerrero, 30, a six-time and four-division titleholder. “I never intended to violate New York law, but I know that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Lesson learned. I’m happy this incident is behind me and looking forward to returning to the ring as well as serving my community as ordered by the court.”
The native Californian lost a lopsided unanimous decision to legendary pugilist Floyd Mayweather on May 4.
Prior to getting outclassed by the 36-year-old Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs), Guerrero had won 16 consecutive bouts.
Ironically, 10 days after failing in the biggest prizefight of his career, Robert Guerrero had a more important triumph outside of the squared circle in a Gotham courtroom.by