Keith Idec of BoxingScene.com spoke with Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer about the injury to Robert Guerrero, and Schaefer says that an update on the shoulder will come Wednesday:
"Then it’s going to be decided what the next steps are, whether it’s going to require surgery or it’s going to be rehab. Depending on that, we’ll determine how long he’s going to be out. And obviously, Maidana worked hard and trained, so he’s eager to fight. We just have to wait to see what the doctor’s going to say."
Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KO) doesn't have a career-threatening injury, his publicist Mario Serrano recently said, but it still could be something that keeps him out for a while, as there's rotator cuff damage. At the least, he could be out until December or early 2012, especially considering that there just aren't many fight dates open with HBO.
Waiting to see what will happen to their immediate future due to Guerrero's injury are scheduled opponent Marcos Maidana and scheduled co-feature fighter Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell. Maidana may fight on September 16 in Argentina, as we reported yesterday, but it's not set in stone just yet. It does seem likely that that will happen, though.
Mitchell, the college football player turned heavyweight prospect, was set to face Mike Mollo in a fight no one's sure why HBO was picking up, could be part of a Golden Boy card in Las Vegas on September 16, with other canceled 8/27 undercard talent. Golden Boy has been considering a potential show for that night, which could air on ESPN Deportes as part of their Mexican Independence celebration, as well as serving as a lead-in for the 9/17 HBO pay-per-view featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr and Victor Ortiz.