Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Guerrero To Amir Khan: “We Can Take it To The Streets!"

By Ryan Maquiñana

After hearing Amir “King” Khan’s declaration yesterday about never having backed out of a fight, WBA/WBO interim lightweight champion Robert Guerrero took exception to the unified junior welterweight titlist’s comments.

“It’s just like I always say, look at his name.  He’s a con artist,” Guerrero told BoxingScene.com.  “He says one thing and does the other, like the time he backed out of a fight with me.”

Khan addressed the media during a conference call yesterday leading up to his Dec. 10 title defense against Lamont Peterson, and one of the questions pertained to whether he would be open to fighting Guerrero down the line.

The 140-pound kingpin replied by saying he has “never shied away from any fight” and if a meeting with Guerrero were “worth staying in the 140-pound division and it makes sense,” that he would consider it.

“The Ghost” dismissed Khan’s answer, referring to a May article in the Manchester Evening News where the Englishman stated, “Guerrero and Judah’s names have come up. For me Guerrero is a better fight than Judah because Zab’s a runner.”

Khan eventually chose Judah, stopping the former two-weight world champ in five rounds, and Guerrero won’t let him forget it. 

“He said he would rather fight Guerrero than Judah because Judah’s a runner, and Guerrero comes to fight,” the three-weight world titleholder said of Khan.  “I jumped at the opportunity to make it happen, and look what he did.  He picks Judah and talks him up like he’s the top guy in the division, and he destroys him, so come on.”

Khan also irked Guerrero when he asserted on Twitter back in August that Marcos Maidana “paid Guerrero [with] step aside money.”  In fact, Guerrero had to pull out of the meeting with Maidana because he had injured his left shoulder in sparring a week before the fight .

While Khan would later apologize, saying that he was only “messing around,” Guerrero still bristles at the words.

“He runs his mouth a lot, so we can take it to the streets if you want,” Guerrero said of Khan.  “We can do it in the ring.  We can do it at [Khan’s training headquarters of the] Wild Card [Boxing Club] with the doors closed.  We can do it anywhere.

“Him saying that I got paid off?  Everyone knows what type of guy I am.  I take the best fights that come my way, instead of what he does, which is pick and choose who he fights.  Don’t call somebody out and do another thing.  Come on.”

Guerrero continued to question Khan’s decision to fight Judah, even appealing to the business side of the sport since both men are under the Golden Boy umbrella.

“Let me ask you a question,” he said.  “Is it easier to do a fight between two Golden Boy fighters, or to do it with Main Events?  It’s obviously easier to do it in-house, but that’s not what he did.  We can do it at 147 [pounds] if it makes him feel better.

“[Khan] just needs to fight a young, tough Mexican like me.  Look what happened with Prince Naseem [Hamed] and [Marco Antonio] Barrera.  He put a beating on him and made him retire.  Fight a young, tough Mexican fighter.  See what happens.”

Guerrero informed BoxingScene that his recovery with San Francisco-based specialist Lisa Giannone of Active Care is ahead of schedule, and that he would return to full strength by January looking to campaign at welterweight.

Ryan Maquiñana is the boxing correspondent at Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America, and Ring Magazine’s Ratings Advisory Panel.  E-mail him at [email protected], check out his blog at www.maqdown.com or follow him on Twitter: @RMaq28.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Kilrain on 11-30-2011

Make it happen! I'm sick and tired of hearing Khan say no one will fight him at 140, acting bad ass. Guerrero-Khan would make for a great match-up.

Comment by Gino Ros on 11-30-2011

Real talk? Ghost will bust Khan's azz in a street fight. Amir don't want it.

Comment by Ontario Tim on 11-30-2011

Dont care what anyone says, guerrero beats marcos and i think he and Kahn would be an amazing fight. Although i see Amir losing in a close tuff fight. I believe robert will soon be the most avoided fighter in…

Comment by right hand jab on 11-30-2011

[QUOTE=Alx.;11491256]you're worried for amir ain't ya bro?[/QUOTE] Oh yeah, because that well known power house of a 140 pounder (with still no top level wins) really has everybodies pulse rates going overtime! LOL!

Comment by right hand jab on 11-30-2011

[QUOTE=dancovboxer;11490697]hahaha love it! khan fanboys won't though as guerrero isn't a defensive midget or a powderpuff punching b- fighter in lamont peterson![/QUOTE] Although if you look at Peterson's list of previous opponents and compare that to Guerrero's, then that so…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (59)
Top Headlines Amanda Serrano is Latest To Consider a Jump To MMA McGregor: Conditioning is Not an Issue Against Mayweather Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez Clash is Close For October Holyfield: Joshua Must Think About His Image, Forget Tyson Fury Kyoguchi Wins IBF World Title: Ryoichi Taguchi, Kono Get KO Wins Eubank Sr: James DeGale is "Suspect" For Not Entering WBSS Omar Figueroa: Mayweather-McGregor a Joke, Slap in The Face Garcia Open to Staying at 140, Moving Up to 147 After Broner Charlo: Jacobs Exploited Golovkin's Flaws, Better Than Canelo Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Ward-Stevenson Frank Warren on Haye-Ringstar TV Deal, Signings in The UK Aloyan Gets WBC Belt in Second Pro Fight, Fedor Chudinov Wins Wilder's Manager Concerned That Stiverne Missed His Drug Test Mayweather: I Can't Move Like I Did Before, I'm Going Toe To Toe! Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story Jhonny Gonzalez Blasts Rosales in Two, Wants Miguel Berchelt Deontay Wilder's Manager: It Makes Sense To Fight Luis Ortiz! Miguel Berchelt Wants To Fight Again in 2017, Not Rushing Return Jose Pedraza vs. Mickey Bey in Talks For August 22, Las Vegas Gilberto Ramirez: I Won't Let Jesse Hart Run, I Want Him To Fight Malignaggi: McGregor Can Exploit Things, Have His Moments David Allen Drops, Stops Tom Dallas in Three Rounds Gassiev Sees No Reason For Lebedev Rematch After WBSS Refusal Joe Cortez Helping Conor McGregor Prepare For Floyd Mayweather Mayweather: Believe I Can't Read and Spell? I Made $800 Million! Frank Warren: Mayweather, McGregor - Big Talk, Will They Deliver? Garcia: Non-Title Fight Vs. Broner Still Biggest of Our Careers Mairis Briedis vs. Mike Perez on September 30 in Latvia Top Rank VP: Pacquiao-Horn Was Close, 117-111 Created Issue Lomachenko: I'm Ready To Fight Guillermo Rigondeaux Next! Garcia Expects Broner to Be Biggest Puncher He Has Faced Yarde Would Love To Emulate Roy Jones, Win Title at Heavyweight Amanda Serrano-Edina Kiss: Still Worth a Look on Delay Nikki Adler Confident She'll Hand Claressa Shields Her First Loss Erol Ceylan Discusses The Past, Present and Future of EC Boxing Hatton: Pacquiao Got Old Overnight, When Horn Beats You... Malignaggi: McGregor Has Game Plan, It's Not What People Think Robert Guerrero and Knowing When To Say When Isaac Zarate Drops, Shocks Carlos Carlson To Win Decision Antonio Moran Stops Rosales To Win WBO Regional Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement