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Team Guerrero Make a Case For "Fighter of The Year"

In 2012, Robert Guerrero became the third fighter in boxing history to win a world title at featherweight and welterweight, joining the likes of legends Henry Armstrong and future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao.   Guerrero also joins the rare breed of fighters, who have jumped up two weight classes to win world championships, which include Roberto Duran, Roy Jones Jr., and Sugar Shane Mosley.

Robert Guerrero Accomplishments for 2012 'Fighter of the Year'

 
Guerrero Dominated two Olympians at their absolute prime in Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto

        Both are fully fledged welterweights who fought their whole career at welterweight
        Combined record of (51-1, 39 KOs)
        Aydin was ranked #1 and never tasted defeat
        Berto is a two-time welterweight champion considered one of the best in the division

Guerrero Jumped up two weight classes from lightweight to welterweight

        After a 15-month layoff
        Had no tune up fights to get prepared for the weight hike
             Fought the No. 1 contender right out the gate
             Followed by Berto who is a two time world champion
        Coming off shoulder surgery

Guerrero won the fights convincingly

        Berto scorecards read (116-110)
             Berto down in rounds 1 & 2
        Aydin scorecards read (116-112 twice & 117-111)

Fact:  Guerrero was not expected to win these fights which makes the feat that much more remarkable

        Against Berto
            Guerrero was a 3-1 underdog
        Against Aydin
            On Showtime poll, Guerrero was expected to lose by 68% of the voters

Quotes from today's star commentators on Guerrero's performances in 2012

Jim Lampley

"Anyone who questions whether Robert Guerrero can be a full fledged welterweight can forget that right now.  He's a good solid welterweight. I always thought Robert Guerrero was a great technician from the outside.  He's showing me he has gutter skills along the ropes too. I feel like I'm watching Gene Fullmer and Carmen Basilio.  Guys shoulder to shoulder, head to head trying to find punching room round after round.  This could be fight of the year."

Max Kellerman

"Guerrero shows signs of a really mature prize fighter.  It's impressive how physically strong Guerrero looks for a guy who started at 122 pounds.  He looks like a big strong welterweight.  The fans know this is unbelievable what they are witnessing here tonight.  Guerrero for the most part has imposed his size and strength on Berto in this fight.  Berto has fought a lot with his back against the ropes."

Roy Jones Jr.

"Not many guys though can jump two weight classes and take on top notch fighters and do well at it.  Guerrero jumped two weight classes and he is very confident that he can become the best in the division.  Usually a guy coming up from featherweight would defiantly not take these shots.  It doesn't get any better than this."

Al Bernstein

 "Robert Guerrero is a classy good combination puncher. I said at age 15 this young man would be a champion and will be and of course he did become one.  He's a good ring technician that knows what he is doing.  Let's give him credit, moving up two weight classes, after a long layoff after a shoulder injury, that's a very good performance by Robert the Ghost Guerrero."

Gus Johnson

"Tonight Robert Guerrero debuts as a welterweight, if he goes on to capture a championship in this division, he'll become only the third fighter to win titles at featherweight and welterweight joining legendary Henry Armstrong and Manny Pacquiao.   Beautiful combination by Robert Guerrero, there's boxing and there's fighting, and we are watching a fight. Tonight Robert Guerrero moves up two weight classes and becomes the WBC interim world champion"

Steve Farhood

"This was a very grueling physical fight against a welterweight, one of the strongest in the world."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hot Shyt on 11-29-2012

Pacquiao has fought once in a loss.. how is he being mentioned in a FOTY thread?

Comment by Check_hooks on 11-29-2012

1.Donaire 2. Pacquiao

Comment by AnKhang on 11-29-2012

Hyping up Guerrero to justify him over Martinez, Canelo and Pac. The article sounded like Fighter of the Decade from Ronnie N. :lol1: I'm rooting for Donaire to win FOTY. He's been very active and beaten some good fighters. A…

Comment by Capaedia on 11-29-2012

I think Donaire deserves it even without Arce. But if he managed to lose or draw against Arce it would and should slip away from him.

Comment by arraamis on 11-29-2012

What is Boxing coming to, when a guy beats "Aydin and Berto" and is considered for FOTY :lol1:

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