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What does Guerrero arrest mean for Las Vegas bout?

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WBC Welterweight Champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero left a Queens, NY, courthouse Thursday, just over a month before his scheduled May 4 bout against Floyd Mayweather at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Guerrero was arrested at JFK Airport for attempting to bring an unloaded handgun onto a fight bound for Las Vegas.

Guerrero was not trying to hide the .40-calibur pistol - he declared the weapon to a Delta flight agent - but because the gun was not registered in New York, Guerrero faces charges with a maximum seven-year prison sentence. 

"He clearly was not trying to break any laws," said Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports. "He made a mistake. He was ignorant of the law."

Iole, who makes his home in Las Vegas, calls Guerrero one of the "good guys" of boxing.

In 2010, Guerrero gave up his title belt to be by the side of his wife who was battling leukemia.

Monday, the couple appeared together on the Christian program, The 700 Club.

But where does the arrest leave the fight set for May 4?

"I think the biggest issue is going to be the Nevada Athletic Commission," said Iole. "They may, and I doubt this, but they may bring Guerrero in front of them and have a hearing."

The commission has a history of allowing boxers to fight through pending criminal charges. 

Look no further than when Mayweather served jail time for domestic violence in 2012 and received a license to fight Miguel Cotto May 5 of that year. 

"People who are looking, you know the cab drivers, restaurateurs all those people who would benefit from a Floyd Mayweather fight, they're still going to get their benefit. The fight is still going to happen," said Iole.

Guerrero's next court appearance is set for May 14.

According to the LVCVA, the last two Mayweather fights in Las Vegas accounted for about $20 million in non-gaming revenue.

The number only takes into account people who actually attended the fight.

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