Fernando Guerrero (boxer)

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Guerrero and the second or maternal family name is De La Cruz.
Fernando Guerrero


Name Fernando Guerrero
Birth name Fernando Guerrero De La Cruz
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight division Middleweight
Nationality United States
Birth date (1986-10-12) October 12, 1986 (age 28)
Birthplace Dominican Republic
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 29
Wins 26
Wins by KO 19
Losses 3
Draws 0

Fernando Guerrero De La Cruz (born 12 October 1986 in Dominican Republic) is an American middleweight professional boxer.

Early life[edit]

Guerrero was born in the Dominican Republic and also has Haitian roots.[1][2] He moved to Salisbury, MD as a youth and attended Parkside High School.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

Guerrero began to get noticed at age 16, when he competed in competitions at the US National Junior Olympics and World Cadet Junior Olympics. He defeated favored Shawn Porter. He won a silver medal at the 2006 National Golden Gloves Tournament and went on to win the National AAU championship at middleweight. He defeated Shawn Porter and several other notable US Amateurs at the 2007 Golden Gloves tournament and for the 2007 US Championship; however, Porter won their final amateur encounter at the 2008 US Olympic trials, eventually losing to 2008 US Olympian Shawn Estrada.

Professional career[edit]

Guerrero has been featured on Showtime's ShoBox: The New Generation and ESPN's Friday Night Fights. On October 10, 2009, he won his first professional title in front of 5,000 hometown fans at an outdoor match with light rain earlier in the day and cool temperatures. Fernando Guerrero's manager and trainer is Hal Chernoff, co-trainer is Barry Hunter. Prize Fight Boxing, best known for promoting the largest pay-per-view boxing event in history through 2007 (Lewis vs. Tyson), is his promoter. Guerrero's hometown venue, the Wicomico Civic Center in Salisbury, MD holds the record for largest crowd at a professional boxing match in the State of Maryland due to his hometown support.

Quillin vs. Guerrero[edit]

Fernando Guerrero (25-1, 19 KO) secured his first world title shot against undefeated middleweight champion Peter Quillin (28-0, 20 KO) for the WBO middleweight title on April 27, 2013 on the undercard of Danny Garcia vs. Zab Judah. The title bout took place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Quillin started strong and scored two knockdowns in the second round while arguably dominating the first five rounds of the fight. In the sixth round Guerrero showed life as he was able to land good shots against Quillin. After a good sixth round by Guerrero, Quillin was able to end the fight by scoring two more knockdowns in the seventh round. Resulting in the referee awarding Quillin with the TKO victory.

Professional boxing record[edit]

26 Wins (19 knockouts, 7 decisions), 3 Losses (3 knockouts, 0 decisions), 0 Draws[4]
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 26-3 Canada David Lemieux KO 3 (12) 2014-05-24 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec For NABF Middleweight title.
Win 26-2 United States Raymond Gatica UD 10 (10) 2013-11-11 United States Cowboys Dance Hall, San Antonio, Texas
Loss 25-2 United States Peter Quillin TKO 7 (12) 2013-04-27 United States Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York For WBO Middleweight title.
Win 25-1 Colombia Juan Carlos Candelo TKO 6 (10) 2012-11-3 United States Humble Civic Center Arena, Humble, Texas
Win 24-1 Mexico Jose Medina UD 10 (10) 2012-07-14 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 23-1 Canada Jason Naugler TKO 4 (8) 2012-02-18 Mexico Grand Oasis Resort, Cancun, Quintana Roo
Win 22-1 United States Robert Kliewer TKO 5 (8) 2011-12-11 United States Convention Center, Washington, District of Colombia
Loss 21-1 United States Grady Brewer TKO 4 (10) 2011-06-17 United States Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas For NABF Light Middleweight title.
Win 21-0 United States Derrick Findley UD 10 (10) 2011-02-18 United States Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland For NABF Middleweight title.
Win 20-0 Mexico Saul Duran TKO 4 (10) 2010-11-20 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 19-0 United States Ishe Smith UD 10 (10) 2010-07-16 United States DeSoto Civic Center, Southaven, Mississippi For (vacant) NABF Middleweight title.
Win 13-0 United States Gabriel Rosado UD 8 (8) 2009-02-06 United States Wicomico Civic Center, Salisbury, Maryland


  1. ^ "Fernando El Guerrero". Twitter. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  2. ^ ""I love the Haitian side of my family..."". Instagram. Retrieved 9 April 2015. 
  3. ^ "Guerrero Beats Rosado on Unanimous Decision". 2009-02-06. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  4. ^ "Fernando Guerrero Professional boxing record". BoxRec.com.