Malcolm Klassen vs. Robert Guerrero

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2009-08-22 : Robert Guerrero 130 lbs beat Malcolm Klassen 129¼ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

Aired On: HBO Boxing After Dark

Notes

  • Malcolm Klassen 24-4-2 (15 KOs) vs. Robert Guerrero 24-1-1 (17 KOs)
  • Fight was on the undercard of Juan Diaz vs. Paul Malignaggi.
  • Klassen, a 1.55-1 underdog, entered as the # 2 junior lightweight in the world according to The Ring Magazine. Guerrero was ranked # 8 by the same publication.
  • The broadcast included a seven-minute tribute to late world champions Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti and Vernon Forrest. All three died tragically in July.
  • Klassen, who was making his US debut, came in having won his five previous bouts all by knockout. Guerrero, apart from two no-contests, had won eight consecutive bouts; each by knockout.
  • Compu Box Stats: Blows- Guerrero 200/1200 17%, Klassen 143/518 28%.
  • Data Boxing Stats: Controls- Guerrero 66, mostly circling while jabbing, Klassen 48, usually boring in. The 183 Events Per Round (Attempts + Controls), indicated one of the busiest bouts ever tracked, and the highest in this division. Gurrero had a 69% to 31% dominance.