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Robert Guerrero is Matched Tough at 147 Against Aydin

By Dereck Bilton

There is no debating the fact that Robert Guerrero is among the more gifted, and certainly more under-rated, fighters currently plying their trade today.

'The Ghost' is 29-1 (18) and has claimed major belts at feather, super-feather and lightweight in a career that began back in 2001.

However later tonight he takes a real gamble as he goes in with unbeaten Turk Selcuk Aydin for the interim WBC light-welterweight title.

It's a gamble for several reasons. Firstly, Guerrero has not boxed for over 12 months. He's also making his debut at 147 and he's fighting a genuine banger in Aydin, who is raw but heavy-handed and unbeaten himself in 23 fights (17 early).

Guerrero was set to box Argentine rough-house Marcos Maidana in August for the WBA light-welterweight title.

However, he was forced to duck out of that one after suffering a torn tendon in his rotator cuff. He's also spent time out of the game caring for his wife (who has been battling leukaemia) so there are question marks surrounding him both physically and mentally.

Furthermore, Aydin is a former European amateur champion and is known as 'Mini Tyson' for his ability to get the job done, often very quickly. I doubt he'll ever earn the money or the notoriety of 'Iron Mike' but if he keeps winning and doing so by stoppage in exciting fights he'll not be short of a few bob either.

In truth this is a step up in class for Aydin, who is boxing in Guerrero Country (California). He's made all the right noises ahead of this one however and at 28 he could be the right man in the right place at the right time.

Guerrero is a 1/4 shot in the betting and had he remained active and had no doubts about his fitness then that price would be about right. Remember, just last year he was being considered as a possible opponent for 'pound-for-pound' star Floyd Mayweather.

However the Californian (of Mexican heritage) has endured a tough old time of it of late and Aydin looks a spot of value to me given the imponderables surrounding 'The Ghost'.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Corelone on 07-28-2012

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;12379311] Ghost nickname doesn't fit him [/QUOTE] It's not about boxing, but getting down to his shorts had a lot to do with it.

Comment by Bushbaby on 07-28-2012

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;12379311]he had paper belts, not major belts and he didn't win any belts at LW anyway, reading more from people who know about Aydin here apparently, he's no pushover if that's the case, he should beat Guerrero the guy…

Comment by richardt on 07-28-2012

[QUOTE=Jack Napier;12379311]reading more from people who know about Aydin here apparently, he's no pushover if that's the case, he should beat Guerrero. never seen Aydin, so not sure what to expect[/QUOTE]You have never seen Aydin and you're predicting him to…

Comment by ИATAS on 07-28-2012

[QUOTE=SoggyLungs;12379313]aydin going to be the next underdog to pull off an exciting upset...aydin tko's guerrero in the 9th or 10th round.[/QUOTE] I really doubt it man. Aydin is not that special of a fighter. He should have lost to jo…

Comment by Bermuda on 07-28-2012

aydin going to be the next underdog to pull off an exciting upset...aydin tko's guerrero in the 9th or 10th round.

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