To Be First CrossFit Boxer
Video By CrossFit Media
GILROY, Calif. (June 4, 2014) – The CrossFit nation is introducing its latest athlete, six-time and four-division world champion boxer Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs), who is returning to the ring on June 21at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. against Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs), and on display will be a physique molded by intense CrossFit training. The event will be televised live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT).
CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program aiming to improve, among other things, cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance and accuracy. Guerrero has added CrossFit to his workouts, making him the first official CrossFit boxer.
The outcome will be a more powerful, stronger and explosive Robert Guerrero. With CrossFit’s popularity spreading rapidly around the world, Guerrero can be the first CrossFitter to win a world championship and make himself a household name in the CrossFit community.
CrossFit Director of Training Dave Castro, who introduced Guerrero to the popular exercise regimen, believes “The Ghost” will perform at an optimum level with his new training techniques.
“Robert Guerrero is already an elite athlete and we added our unique CrossFit training to his workouts with the goal to make him as fit as possible,” said Castro. “One of our top trainers, Brian ‘Tosh’ Chontosh, has been working with Robert for the last few months and he’s seeing incredible results with his speed, strength and stamina. The CrossFit nation is ready to embrace our new athlete, Robert Guerrero, and unite with the boxing community, while showcasing the machine that is ‘The Ghost’.”
“I’m very happy to have been introduced to CrossFit training, the workouts have been unbelievable,” Guerrero said. “I’m still doing my usual boxing training with my father [Ruben Guerrero], but we added CrossFit into the routine. My training is intense, and I can definitely see the difference. My body feels incredible and I sense my stamina is at an all time high. Although I’ve been cooped up for over a year, I’ve been working out with my dad and the CrossFit community. I can’t wait to get into the ring and let my hands go.”
Guerrero vs. Kamegai is a 12-round fight promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona and AT&T. In the co-main event Gary Russell Jr. faces Ukrainian star Vasyl Lomachenko in a 12-round showdown for the vacant WBO World Featherweight Title and in the opener Devon Alexander will face off against Jesus Soto Karass in a 10-round super welterweight match up. It will take place at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., and will air as the SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® main event live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT) and will be available in Spanish via secondary audio programming (SAP).
Tickets priced at $150, $75, $50 and $25, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges, and are available for purchase online at AXS.com, by phone at 888-9-AXS-TIX (888-929-7849) and at StubHub Center Box Office (Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. PT to 6 p.m. PT). VIP Suites are available by calling 877-604-8777. For more information on group discounts or VIP packages, please call 877-234-8425.