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Team Guerrero Fire Bombs on Tim Bradley, Trainer Diaz

By Rick Reeno

Bob Santos and Luis DeCubas Jr., the co-managers of WBC interim-welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (30-1, 18KOs), are furious with some recent statements that were made by Joel Diaz, the trainer of unbeaten WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0, 12KOs).

During an interview with his hometown paper, The Desert Sun, Diaz trashed the possibility of a fight with Guerrero

“It’s not a fight for Tim, it’s a fight for Robert,” Diaz said to The Desert Sun. “Instead of moving forward after being on that stage a couple months ago, we’re taking a step back fighting Robert Guerrero. Robert Guerrero is not at the level of those guys —of Floyd (Mayweather), Cotto, Pacquiao. He’s not. So now, we’re giving the opportunity to Robert. To us, it’s not an opportunity. It’s another fight, just to stay busy.”

"To us, it’s a no-win situation. Timothy will beat Robert Guerrero on his worst day. If he beats him, he didn’t do anything. He won’t get any credit, because Robert Guerrero was a 130-pounder. We’re fighting at 147. If we get beat, ‘Come on, you got beat by a guy like that?’ It’s a no-win situation for us.”

Just about everyone views Bradley-Guerrero as a good fight. DeCubas doesn't understand Diaz's negative position on the match.

"This Joel Diaz looks like a bigger joke with every article. I guess he doesn't realize the guy who just beat his fighter came up from 108-pounds. So he wants to fight an unknown Russian [Ruslan Provodnikov] that's a 140-pounder or a guy Bradley beat 11
out of 12 rounds [Lamont Peterson] - I guess those guys are on the Mayweather and Pacquiao level. If he wants to fight junior welterweights then go back down," DeCubas told BoxingScene.com.

"It sounds to me like he's scared and looking for a way out of the fight and not to mention Team Bradley wants a rematch clause. He says Bradley can beat Robert on his worst day, but they are demanding a rematch clause. We don't want no rematch clause because we know Robert will win and apparently so do they."

There have been rumors of a fight between Bradley and former welterweight champion Andre Berto. Sources have indicated that Berto is still going forward in the direction of a fight with Cornelius "K9" Bundrage on November 24th.

Santos told BoxingScene - "Berto is coming off a bad injury and a long layoff. Robert is 100% ready to go. Berto got his ass kicked by Victor Ortiz, who couldn't even beat Josesito Lopez and no offense to Lopez but he's not a world class fighter."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by S. Saddler 1310 on 02-01-2013

i'd dig this fight right now if it could be made. if Guerrero really sought legitimacy as a Mayweather opponent, beating Bradley would be it. Bradley would kick his ass, though.

Comment by Zyzz on 02-01-2013

lol guerrero fought and beat berto and now is in line for a fight with mayweather, meanwhile bradley is fighting a guy from espn fnf

Comment by BrokenHat on 02-01-2013

Bradley is a real b1tch, he's pathetic. HOw can he fight some russian goat farmer, and then say Guerrero isn't good enough to fight? Lost all respect for Bradley. Plus, I think he's delusional.

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-01-2013

[QUOTE=legitboxing;12563317]There they go again. Team Guerrero saying someone is scared of Robert. This time its Timothy Bradley because his people are demanding a rematch clause. Obviously, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero has not been in enough big fights to understand that…

Comment by Bigg Rigg on 02-01-2013

Dude speaking the truth. Tim acts like he's too good for RG but he's bout to fight this Russian guy. Bradley is a bozo!!!

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