Selcuk Aydin: Guerrero’s A Politician, I'll Break His Jaw
By Jake Donovan
Selcuk Aydin doesn’t seem to be enjoying his stay in the United States in preparation of his Showtime-televised showdown with Robert Guerrero next Saturday in his opponent’s hometown of San Jose, CA.
The unbeaten welterweight was asked to participate in a media conference call to help promote the fight and also draw more attention to his own career, which has flown largely under the radar to date. Aydin has spent the majority of his career in his adopted Germany homeland, with the occasional stop in his native Turkey.
Next weekend’s alphabet title fight (of sorts) with Guerrero marks just his second to take place in the United States. His lone stateside appearance came more than three years ago, when he outpointed Said Ouali in a fight that also doubled as his Showtime debut.
Aydin (23-0, 17KO) has plenty to say through his press agents, but has sheltered himself from civilization since arriving stateside to prepare for his bout with Guerrero. The line of thinking is that he wants to focus solely on Guerrero, though he also seems displeased with the lack of attention he has received from the media.
“I’ve been here in a hotel room secluded from the public. The only time I come out is to train for this fight,” Aydin said through a translator during the media conference call. The statement itself contradicts his claim that he’s being ignored; if anything, it helps explain why there has been such little media coverage of the welterweight contender.
Meanwhile, there has been plenty of press on Guerrero (29-1-1, 18KO), who returns to the ring following a 15-month absence which included a stint in physical therapy to repair an injured left shoulder. With the fight taking place in his hometown, Guerrero is expected to make the majority of the headlines. The fact that Aydin has chosen to not make himself accessible only further skews the press ratio heavily in his opponent’s favor.
The slew of interviews for the former titlist in two weight classes (and an interim reign at lightweight) hasn’t at all impressed Aydin, who sees the July 28 fight as the perfect opportunity to have final say.
“Robert speaks like a politician,” Aydin insists. “He needs to work on strengthening his jaw because I’m going to break it.”
Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of Boxingscene.com. Follow Jake on Twitter: @JakeNDaBox
Aydin is a B level fighter. Not to take anything away from him, but he is a very limited fighter with a decent punch and that's about as far as it goes. The only reason this fight is intriguing is…Comment by whatismyname on 07-20-2012
Could go either way...and people saying either this or that is going to happen are just pulling it out of their behind... Would LIKE to see mini tyson do a "mini tyson" thoughComment by dan_cov on 07-20-2012
This is a common factor these days, boxing fans fall in love with any old sloppy brawler and start raving hes this & that, just like they did with Rios. The Ghost is going to give Aydin a boxing lesson.Comment by rshotgunshkly on 07-20-2012
[QUOTE=Imatroll;12354648]:lol1: This thread deserves a bump after the fight. Guerrero coming off of a long lay off- Check Guerrero coming off of an shoulder injury- Check Guerrero moving up two weight divisions into Aydins natural weight class- Check Aydin is…Comment by pacmanis1 on 07-20-2012
Wow, I just realized I have a wedding to be at that night. If my friend ever gets divorced I will be seriously pissed. Oh well, I guess drunk chicks that are depressed over being single is better than a…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (29)