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 Last update:  11/21/2011       Read more by David Rosenberg         
   
Guerrero: I'm Not 'Amir Con Artist,' I Want Mayweather Jr.
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By David "Los Gatos" Rosenberg

Former multi-division champion Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero sits down to discuss a recent poll where experts gave their opinions on a possible future clash between himself and WBC welterweight king Floyd Mayweather Jr. Guerrero gave his opinion on the trilogy clash between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, and even took a shot at WBA/IBF junior welterweight champ Amir Khan.

Robert letís get right into the heart of it.† There was an expert panel that gave theyíre take on a potential fight with you and Floyd Mayweather.† Some people picked you to win against the pound for pound best fighter in the world, how does that make you feel?

RG:† Well, it really made me feel good to see a true legend like Roberto Duran, one of my all time favorite fighters, to pick me to defeat Floyd Mayweather being that he himself did it when he moved up from lightweight to welterweight to defeat Sugar Ray Lenard.†† Also from a Hall of Fame trainer like Emanuel Steward to have it a pick-em fight, is a great testament to my God given boxing ability.

Robert, if Floyd Mayweather doesnít fight Manny Pacquiao May 5th, 2012 on Cinco de Mayo, what is your take on some of his potential opponents, like Amir Khan, Erik Morales and Sergio Martinez?

RG:† With Khan, he talks like heís pound for pound the best, but yet he says he still needs three or four more fights according to him and Freddie.† I know Iím ready to take the mantle of pound for pound best by fighting the best which is Floyd Mayweather.† I donít need three or four more fights, Iím ready now.† Enough said!† In Erik Moralesí case, heís an all time great, but styles make fights and his style is not comparable to an entertaining fight against Mayweather at any time in his career, let alone now.† Iíll give you an example; take a look at his fight with Zahir Raheem, he has trouble with slick fighters.† And with Sergio Martinez, heís an excellent fighter but I think he would be to weight drained to make it a compelling fight.†

For people that say you havenít earned the right to fight a guy like Floyd Mayweather, what do you say?

RG:† Iím a multiple world champion and Iíve gone overseas to win titles.† Iíve won titles in three different divisions.† Thatís always the excuse when youíre trying to avoid the young hungry lion.† For instance, Jesus Chavez, Carlos Hernandez, Sharmba Mitchell, Victory Ortiz and Henry Bruseles, who did they beat to get their chance to fight Floyd?†† Not one of them has accomplished as much as I have.

What do you say when fans say youíre too small coming up from lightweight to compete at welterweight?

RG:† People seem to forget that Floyd, at one time fought at jr. lightweight, which is 130 pounds for those who donít know.† Heís 5í8, Iím 5í9 and Iím bigger than both Marquez and Pacquiao.†† What does it matter?† For instance, Victor Ortiz came in over 160 pounds; one of the biggest fighters Floyd has ever fought and got blown out.† Sometimes Mayweather walks into the ring at 148 or 149 and sometimes I come in at 150, again what does it matter.† Marquez on the other hand, who at one time fought at featherweight, went the distance with Floyd when Floyd came in heavy.† He didnít even make weight and he was much bigger than Marquez on that day.†† And that gets to my point again, its skills that gets the job done, not size.


Whatís your take on the Pacquiao vs. Marquez fight?

RG:† Again styles make fights.† If you look at Manny, he blew through De La Hoya, Hatton, Margarito, Cotto but yet Marquez, who I feel beat Pacquiao the other night, gives him the most problems and he happens to be the smallest of those guys I just mentioned.† Thatís why the old timers always say styles make fights.

So whatís next for you?

RG:† Iím willing to fight Mayweather, Pacquiao, Marquez and whoever else.† I want the best.† Whoever my promoter and management put in front of me Iíll fight.† Iíve never ducked anybody.† My name is Robert ďThe GhostĒ Guerrero not Amir ďCon ArtistĒ.† I know Iím one of the best fighters walking the planetÖperiod.

Tags: Amir Khan , Floyd Mayweather Jr. , Robert Guerrero



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comment by D4thincarnation, on 11-22-2011
[QUOTE=CONQUERING]It wasn't solely because of the Marquez beating. Kid had taken plenty of damage before he fought Marquez.[/QUOTE] Marquez took him apart, backed him up and took the fight out of him, Cassa and Diaz didn't do that to him. Great stoppage by Bayless. Guerrero beat Kats, Ma...

comment by Light_Speed, on 11-22-2011
[QUOTE=The Mighty FSM]Marquez whooped Katsidis and stopped him. Guerrero put on a fine display but I wouldn't say it was better than what Marquez did.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=D4thincarnation]Marquez put on a masterclass of combination punching, to stop a very tough and determined Kats. Guerrero jab ...

comment by V.WEBB, on 11-22-2011
[QUOTE=D4thincarnation]Marquez put on a masterclass of combination punching, to stop a very tough and determined Kats. Guerrero jab and moved against a Kats that was a lesser fighter because of the Marquez beating. No competition for me, Marquez performance much much better than Guerrero's[...

comment by D4thincarnation, on 11-22-2011
[QUOTE=The Mighty FSM]Marquez whooped Katsidis and stopped him. Guerrero put on a fine display but I wouldn't say it was better than what Marquez did.[/QUOTE] Marquez put on a masterclass of combination punching, to stop a very tough and determined Kats. Guerrero jab and moved against a Kat...

comment by ATG Fighter, on 11-22-2011
[QUOTE=Light_Speed]LMAO @ people calling Guerrero a hypejob. He beat Katsidis in a much more dominant fashion than Marquez did.[/QUOTE] Marquez whooped Katsidis and stopped him. Guerrero put on a fine display but I wouldn't say it was better than what Marquez did.

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