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Robert Guerrero: I Belong With The Elite in Boxing

Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs) heads out to South Lake Tahoe today for training camp in preparation for his upcoming bout with Selcuk "Mini Tyson" Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs).  On the line will be the WBC Interim Welterweight World Title, with the winner being the mandatory challenger to face pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs). 

On July 28, SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING will air live for the first time from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif., where fans will have the opportunity to watch history in the making. Robert Guerrero will be looking to be the only Mexican-American fighter, other than Oscar De La Hoya, to have won a world championship in four divisions across six weight classes.

"This is my big opportunity to show the world that I belong with the elite fighters in boxing," Guerrero said. "Everyone says it can't be done, but I'm going to show the world skipping super lightweight and going straight to welterweight with no tune up to challenge the No. 1 contender and beating Selcuk Aydin can be done!

"I'm here to face the toughest challenges and put myself in a position to get mega-fights.  It's not going to be easy beating a full-fledged welterweight.  That's why my team and I will get the proper training, sparring and diet when I leave to camp.  The mountains of Tahoe are set at high elevations which will make for a great training camp." 

"I look forward to making history for the Bay Area and all my fans across the world."

Lake Tahoe is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.  At a surface elevation of 6,225 ft (1,897 m), it is located along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City. This will be Robert's first time training in the Tahoe area and he looks forward to having a tremendous camp.  Guerrero will be doing something unprecedented as he will be jumping up two weight classes from lightweight to welterweight and fighting for the championship.

Said manager Bob Santos, "Team Guerrero would like to thank SHOWTIME and Golden Boy for putting this event on at the HP Pavilion in San Jose. When you speak of a fighter who has competed in six different weight classes from 122 to 147 as Guerrero is doing, it's something special. I believe the only other active fighters that have done it are Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.  Guerrero is a five-time world champion in three divisions and has all the makings of superstar."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ELPERRO on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12207784]He claimed shoulder injury, and cancelled his fight with Marcos Maidana, then called out every big name in Boxing, but STILL wouldn't reschedule his fight with Maidana. 1) He knows, and his camp knows, he'd get knocked out. 2)[B] he's…

Comment by RockyB on 06-05-2012

he is wasting his career fighting once a year..

Comment by 408mobsta on 06-05-2012

[QUOTE=tlarry;12207784]He claimed shoulder injury, and cancelled his fight with Marcos Maidana, then called out every big name in Boxing, but STILL wouldn't reschedule his fight with Maidana. 1) He knows, and his camp knows, he'd get knocked out. 2) he's…

Comment by Longjab10 on 06-05-2012

While I agree that RG's skills were excellent, he still needs to be marketable. And you do not get that by blowing your horn. Fight more and win in awesome fashion, and your time will come. I knew he had…

Comment by MJ406 on 06-05-2012

^ well said, it's like Guerrero wants all the reward (big fight pay day) without the risk. And yeah once the Maidana fight was officially called off Guerrero did start to run his mouth a lot I guess he had…

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