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Robert Guerrero arrest: Golden Boy, Team Guerrero, and Mayweather Promotions release joint statement

Robert Guerrero's May 4 fight with Floyd Mayweather is still on, despite his arrest at JFK airport for carrying a .40 caliber handgun.

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

As you surely have already heard, Robert Guerrero was arrested at JFK airport yesterday for carrying a .40 caliber handgun, and has since been released, with a May 14 date to return to New York for a court hearing, after pleading not guilty to felony gun possession charges.

Team Guerrero, Golden Boy Promotions, and Mayweather Promotions released this statement:

Early this morning Six-Time and Four Division World Champion Robert Guerrero was checking in his luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, bound for Las Vegas, and, as he was doing so, made sure to advise the authorities that they needed to be aware that he had a firearm, which was unloaded and in a locked safe box with his luggage to be checked. Guerrero was carrying no ammunition and was within his legal right to possess such firearm in the state in which he resides. He was then arrested. At an arraignment held before the New York State Supreme Court for Queens County, the court, after hearing the pertinent facts of the case, released Guerrero on his own recognizance. The next hearing in this matter is scheduled for after Robert's May 4 fight against Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd "Money" Mayweather.

We are very pleased Robert Guerrero was released on his own recognizance this afternoon in the wake of this incident and that he is on his way back to Las Vegas to continue training for his highly anticipated May 4 bout against Mayweather.

Guerrero, 29, is still going to fight Floyd Mayweather on May 4, as you can see, and there's really no question about that fight coming off. So for those perhaps still wondering about that, stop worrying. The fight is on.

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