Former Featherweight and Super Featherweight Champion Robert Guerrero was arrested Thursday morning at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York for possessing a semi-automatic .40-caliber handgun with no permit. Guerrero told a Delta Airlines ticketing employee that he was carrying the weapon but that it was in a safety box and was accompanied by three empty clips. Guerrero was then held by authorities at the Port Authority police station there at the airport.
Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) was later released on his own recognizance but will have to return for a court hearing after his May 4th WBC Welterweight title fight against Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas, NV. The “Ghost” faces up to four years of prison time on one count of criminal possession of a weapon and three charges of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Guerrero had been in New York doing promotional legwork for his upcoming bout against Mayweather and was flying back to Las Vegas to resume training before the incident at JFK Airport occurred.