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Guerrero Talk Floyd, Calls Ortiz a One-Dimensional Fighter

By Mike Coppinger

Robert Guerrero has long odds to become the first man to defeat Floyd Mayweather on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but he's expressed the requisite confidence to get the job done.

The 30-year-old Gilroy, Calif.-based fighter shared his thoughts with BoxingScene ahead of his big night.

BoxingScene: Floyd Mayweather has been more quiet than usual in the lead-up to the fight. Why do you think that is?

Guerrero: I think he realized the way my pops talks and the way I am, these guys ain't no pushovers. He didn't say one word to me at all (at the final press conference). Not one word. He knows I'm ready to go and I mean business. He knows he ain't intimidating me. I told him 'you touch me, we're going.' Ain't nothing holding me back.

BoxingScene: How do you feel going into the biggest moment of your life?

Guerrero: Oh, I'm ready to go. I feel good, I'm in shape. I couldn't be happier the way everything went. Training went great, everything went good -- I'm excited. I'm in great shape.

BoxingScene: Do you think you're going to be the physically bigger man on Saturday?

Guerrero: Oh, most definitely. I'm just a physically big guy. I think I am going to be the bigger guy and I just can't wait to fight.

BoxingScene: How do you think your physicality is going to play out in the fight?

Guerrero: It's going to be very critical. The size, the reach, the hand speed, the footwork, the foot speed. And also being a southpaw. They make a big difference. You've seen me fight, Mike. I'm able to do different things in there. You've seen the fight with [Selcuk] Aydin where I was able to box him on the inside, bang it out with him, turn him. You've seen the fight with [Andre] Berto, where i just walked right through him, walked him down and put that tremendous amount of pressure. You know, Floyd hasn't been in with someone who's able to do that. He's either in with a guy who can only box or a guy who can fight on the inside. And when Floyd makes those adjustments, they're not able to. So it's going to pose a big problem for him on fight night when I get in there and I'm able to do different things. I can adapt in the ring.

BoxingScene: How have your two welterweight fights prepared you for this?

Guerrero: They were perfect fights to break into the weight class. You had Aydin who's a tremendous pressure puncher; a good fighter who throws hard punches and keeps coming. And then you had Berto, who on the other hand, is more of a boxer, has hand speed, is a quick, slick guy. You get the best of both worlds, especially having the fights back-to-back, it was perfect, it was just what I needed.

BoxingScene: How do you differ from Floyd's last few opponents?

Guerrero: Well [Victor] Ortiz isn't a true lefty. He's pretty much a one-dimensional fighter. You look at Miguel Cotto, he's a good fighter, tremendous talent, but he's not as fast on his feet as I am. He can't fight on the inside like I can fight on the inside. he has some decent boxing skills. His timing is great, but at the end of the day, the different styles make a big difference in the ring, especially being a lefty also.

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