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Guerrero: Losing To Mayweather Lit a Fire Under Me!

By Mike Coppinger

Robert Guerrero knows there's no shame in losing to the pound-for-pound king.

In fact, he gained valuable experience from the bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last May.

"I lost to the best fighter in the world," Guerrero admitted on a media conference call Tuesday. "I learned a lot from that and it lit a fire under me to be better."

Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KOs) will begin his quest to improve at his craft Saturday when he faces Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KOs) in the main event of "Showtime Championship Boxing" at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.

Even though Guerrero is facing a steep decline in competition, he respects what the Japanese welterweight has to offer.

"Kamegai comes to win and win in impressive fashion," Guerrero said. "You've got to be ready for anything -- that's what I learned from Floyd."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-19-2014

Some of you 'fans' are disgusting some times. I joke around a bit about a few of the fighters, but wow, you guys are cutthroat. Yeah, Floydie held him to a shutout basically... SO WHAT? Floydie beats everyone. I think…

Comment by mathed on 06-19-2014

[QUOTE=daggum;14675413]they wouldn't get him any easy fights. they wanted to sacrifice him to thurman and he's like no thanks! bring on the japanese guy![/QUOTE] Thurman isn't all that. Porter, Alexander and Guerrero can beat him.

Comment by daggum on 06-19-2014

[QUOTE=JoeMan;14675432]Any idea how much he was offered for the Thurman fight? Guerrero says the offer was disrespectful.[/QUOTE] i'm sure it was more than the kamegai fight but i guess its not ducking because...

Comment by JoeMan on 06-19-2014

Any idea how much he was offered for the Thurman fight? Guerrero says the offer was disrespectful.

Comment by daggum on 06-19-2014

[QUOTE=mathed;14675375]He was suing GBP trying to break free of his contract because they wouldn't get him any fights.[/QUOTE] they wouldn't get him any easy fights. they wanted to sacrifice him to thurman and he's like no thanks! bring on the…

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