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Robert Guerrero arrested for gun possession at JFK Airport

Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero, who has been making the media rounds to promote his May 4 fight with Floyd Mayweather, was arrested at JFK Airport for gun possession.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Robert Guerrero was arrested for gun possession at JFK Airport, and charges are pending, according to a report at New York Daily News.

Guerrero, 30, has been making the media rounds to promote his May 4 fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, and was in New York this week for a media brunch, and has also made recent appearances on religious talk shows, including Pat Robertson's "700 Club."

This is probably at least a mild blow to the squeaky-clean image of Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO), who is consistently sold and promoted as a "humble" fighter and one of the sport's nice guys. While a gun possession charge certainly doesn't make him an instant villain, it does clash with the white hat character that has been created by his PR people and promoters.

Whether or not this will have any impact on the May 4 fight with Mayweather remains to be seen, but that would seem unlikely, at least as far as the fight happening. But the "good guy-bad guy" narrative may have to be altered a bit, and no matter how the fight is or is not affected, it goes without saying that this probably wasn't on Team Guerrero's to-do list as they prepare for the biggest fight of Robert's career.

Update: Robert Guerrero is Facing Four Felonies

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown today announced that current WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero has been arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport and charged with illegally traveling with an unloaded pistol and three unloaded high capacity bullet magazines.

The weapon and 15-bullet clips were discovered during a routine pre-flight check-in this morning. District Attorney Brown said, "I hope that Mr. Guerrero fights better than he thinks. For anyone who hasn't gotten the message, let me be crystal clear. You cannot bring an unlicensed weapon - loaded or unloaded - into this county or this city. And if you do you will be arrested and face felony charges."

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