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Guerrero: I Didn't Duck Thurman, Offer Was Disrespectful

By Mike Coppinger

Robert Guerrero will end a year-plus layoff when he fights Yoshihiro Kamegai Saturday in the main event of "Showtime Championship Boxing" from the StubHub Center.

Guerrero's last bout was a wide-points loss to Mayweather, but a fight with Keith Thurman was discussed later in the year. However, former Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said at the time that Guerrero didn't want to tussle with Thurman, and the calls of "duck" followed closely behind.

"The Ghost" said that's not the case, and that he had a good reason for turning down a Thurman (23-0, 21KOs) bout.

"Everyone knows I'll fight anyone. I jumped from 135 to 147 to fight the best and that's what I will continue to do," Guerrero told BoxingScene.com. "The fight was turned down by my team because the offer was disrespectful at best but that's in the past and I'll I can say is you'll see me in there with Thurman or anyone else real soon. I can't wait!"

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Nomadic on 06-17-2014

He spoiled with that Mayweather money thinking every fight is going to be that way.

Comment by MurkaMan on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=Hook-Right;14669751]I'm convinced Thurman f*cked your GF or wife. It's the only way to explain your insane and irrational hatred towards him. "Thurman has NO power" Are you stupid? He had over 70 KOs in the amateurs, out of 100-ish fights.…

Comment by MurkaMan on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=Pugilist95;14669740]If you're an interim champion, then imo you have put yourself in a position to take on the top dog.[/QUOTE] I dont care what type of champion he is. I DO wanna see that fight. But he nees to beat…

Comment by Hook-Right on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=MurkaMan;14668026]I dont care what you say. Thurman is nowhere near Khan, Bradley, Marcos, or JMM. Look at all the people they fought and skills they have. Thurman has ZERO skills. The only thing he has is this facade power. Take…

Comment by Pugilist95 on 06-17-2014

[QUOTE=MurkaMan;14669543]Most of Thurman's career in recent yrs have been at 47. Im not here to discuss what Khan and Bradley did at 47. Im speaking in general they are proven fighters who have skills. Thurman is a flat out bum.…

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