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Salisbury's Favorite Son Fights For Middleweight Title

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Guerrero is one of Salisbury's favorite sons. He's also one of boxing brightest young stars.

Friday night's title fight at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center will be broadcast on ESPN's "Friday Night Fights," and it seems like everywhere you look around this small town, there's a Fernando poster close by. At last night's official weigh in, hundreds of people gathered to watch Fernando tip the scales at 156 pounds.

But as Fernandos trainer, mentor and manager Hal Churnoff explains, it took a while for people to realize that the Dominican Republic-born -- but Salisbury-raised -- Guerrerro was the real deal.

"In the beginning, I believe a lot of people in the community didn't think it was real," Churnoff says. "Someone from Salisburynah, this is Salisbury, maybe hes a state champion or a champion of a division we've never heard of."

But the 24-year-old is ranked ninth in the world, undefeated at 20-0 and the southpaw has earned a reputation as a dangerous knockout artist.

Churnoff believes a win Friday night could make Guerrero a superstar in the boxing world.

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