Originally Posted by Cupocity303
Of course he will get past him. The powers-to-be have done a good job selling Guerrero as a threat. Remember the article last year, on Trainers thought on a potential Guerrero-Mayweather fight with the majority picking Guerrero.
It's a set-up. For whatever reason, this match up was being pushed. And now he beats up a target in Berto who just stood there and tried to slug one punch at a time, making Guerrero look like the next Margarito or something.
His 'skills' will get outmaneuvered one round a time with lateral movement. At best, he does as good as Ricky Hatton did prior to getting Ko. At worst, he gets a boxing lesson, a la Baldomir. I don't see a KO either way. It won't be as competitive as Cotto-Floyd, no scare moment as Mosley in round 2. And it won't be a beat down like Floyd vs Gatti. My hunch is Floyd-Baldomir-esque or Floyd-Hatton minus the TKO (if Guerrero is somewhat effective).
The smaller guys coming up in weight are usually the ones that give floyd trouble. hatton was very competitive but just got flatlined by the check hooks. that wont happen with guerrero, he has a solid beard. he doesn't have the size of an antonio margarito but he can apply that type of pressure the way a prime jose luis castillo could. this match up has been pushed no doubt but i can see guerrero having a style to give floyd problems with. its a good tough fight for floyd off the layoff because he is taking on a southpaw with height, reach, and a good body attack. i expect it to be more competitive than the cotto fight. guerrero has experience unlike a victor ortiz type fighter. guerrero is ready and has earned this by taking on 2 legit welterweight contenders.