Advertisement
Advertisement

Guerrero: Marquez, Khan Rejected Me - So I Went To 147

By Ryan Burton

On July 28th, Robert Guerrero (29-1) will dive into uncharted waters when he faces Selcuk Aydin (23-0) for the interim WBC welterweight title. Guerrero will be making the jump from the lightweight division which is a 12 pound difference.

"Not many people realize that this is my 6th weight class. I started my career at 122," Guerrero would tell us on BoxingScene.com's official audio show, The Boxing Lab. "This will be my sixth world title in four different weight divisions. There are only two other fighters that I can think of that fought in six weight divisions and that is Oscar de la Hoya and Manny Pacquiao."

According to Guerrero, the main reason he is moving up in weight is because he can't get a big fight in the lightweight or junior welterweight division.  Besides campaigning for a fight against Floyd Mayweather, Guerrero has called out the likes of Juan Manuel Marquez, Amir Khan, Erik Morales and others.

"I am tired of chasing these champions at 35 and 40. You mention my name to Khan, he changes the subject. You mention my name to Marquez, he flat out says no.  None of these guys would fight me so I said why not just go up and get a belt?" Guerrero explained.  He feels that he will have a better shot at a a big fight by grabbing a piece of the welterweight title. 

You can listen to the full interview here: http://tobtr.com/s/3366573

Send questions or comments to [email protected] Follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter and tune in to The Boxing Lab, Boxingscene's official audio on Tuesdays. The show is hosted by Ernie Gabion, Luis Sandoval and Ryan Burton

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by MJ406 on 07-20-2012

^ oh yeah no doubt, this WW fight will be a good test to see where Guerrero is at but with all this mouthing off he's putting a lot of additional pressure on himself as a loss to Aydin is…

Comment by rshotgunshkly on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=MJ406;12350973]Guerrero really does mouth off too much. I've gotten sick of it a long time ago no kidding, who else is on the list? well he was lined up to fight Maidana in August of last year before injuring his…

Comment by KTFO on 07-19-2012

[QUOTE=408mobsta;12353221]lolz lotta people say he dont deserve a big fight....hello hes only won 3 world titles in different weight classes...been pro over ten years,only one lose,that he avenged,every time hes some big names mandatory they go up in weight,i mean…

Comment by 408mobsta on 07-19-2012

lolz lotta people say he dont deserve a big fight....hello hes only won 3 world titles in different weight classes...been pro over ten years,only one lose,that he avenged,every time hes some big names mandatory they go up in weight,i mean…

Comment by KTFO on 07-19-2012

Guerrero should be embarrassed by his comments. First off, he put himself in the same category as Oscar and Pac. Fans, writers, piers or anyone worth a damn in boxing hasn't recognized him for doing anything extraordinary, Robert just gave…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (36)
Top Headlines Jonathan Guzman Ready For Wake Title Shot Rabchenko Handed IBF Eliminator On Santa Cruz-Frampton Card Hurd Wants Foes Like Bundrage, Ishe Smith For Upcoming Fights DiBella: Wilder vs. Joshua is Inevitable in Future, But Not Now Canelo Alvarez vs. Liam Smith is NOT a Bad Fight, Explains Hearn Haye: Bellew Fight Must Be at Heavyweight, He Must Add Weight Anthony Mundine Back in Talks For Danny Green Rematch Knockout CP Freshmart Decisions Rojas In A Stinker Ganigan Lopez vs. Jonathan Taconing Will Be a War, Says WBC Joseph Parker Ready To Take November Date For Anthony Joshua Amir Imam, Guillermo Jones Return on Pittsburgh Card Arum: After Ramirez Beats Golovkin, He Will Be a Big PPV Star! Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia: The Fight, Right Now Photos: Mayweather Takes Part in BET Celebrity Basketball Game Ramirez's Adviser: Golovkin One-Dimensional, He's No '85 Bears! Mike Tyson Will Back Trump at Republican National Convention Edner Cherry Snags Debatable Decision Over Lydell Rhodes Antonio Margarito vs. Ramon Alvarez Pushed Back To August 13 Photos: Jose Benavidez Putting in Work For Francisco Santana Rolando Garza Inks Promotional With Roy Jones Jr. Boxing Gilberto Ramirez: Canelo Has No Pride, His Actions Disappointing Denis Lebedev Backs Glowacki To Retain, Beat Oleksandr Usyk Anthony Joshua Must Face Joseph Parker By January 9, Says IBF Jarico O'Quinn Inks Promotional With Salita Promotions Photos: Gilberto Ramirez Continues Hard Grind For First Defense Malignaggi-Bracero, Farmer-Redkach, Harrison-Rabchenko Set Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand Officially Revealed By Roc Nation Jessie Magdaleno Leaves Joel Diaz, Jumps To Manuel Robles David Benavidez Targets Big Names, Champions at 168-Pounds Povetkin's Promoter: Lawsuits Won't Prevent Deontay Wilder Fight Mykey Williams Inks Promotional Pact With Lou DiBella Terry Flanagan-Mzonke Fana Added To July 16 Cardiff Card Jason Sosa's Promoter Eyes Francisco Vargas, Orlando Salido Scott Fitzgerald Added To July 30 Leeds Card Fury-Klitschko II Could Land in Late September, Early October Sergey Kovalev Discusses Training Camp For Isaac Chilemba Antonio Orozco, Joseph Diaz, Jr. Return on HBO Latino Bill, 7/30 Santa Cruz Says Frampton's 'Weak Chin' Will Crack From Pressure Terence Crawford, Brian McIntyre on Being Avoided at 140 DiBella on Derevyanchenko-Soliman, Wants Golovkin Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement