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Victor Ortiz-Robert Guerrero a Possibility, Says Schaefer

By Lem Satterfield

Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, told BoxingScene.com that newly-crowned southpaw WBO and WBC interim lightweight king, Robert Guerrero, has said that he would fight anyone.

The 28-year-old Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 knockouts) is coming off of an April 9, victory over Australia's hard-punching Michael Katsidis (27-4, 22 KOs) that earned Guerrero his fourth, and, fifth career title belts over his third weight class.

"The fact is, Robert Guerrero is ready for anyone. And when I say anyone, you might have seen some of his comments recently. Robert is a strong, big guy whose body has been growing tremendously over the past 12 months," Schaefer.

"Robert Guerrero has said that he willing ready and able to take on anyone at 147 [welterweight] as well," said Schaefer. "So, we will see what's going to happen."

Asked if Guerrero would fight newly crowned WBC welterweight titlist Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs), who is coming off of an April 16 unanimous decision that dethroned Andre Berto (27-1, 21 KOs), Schaefer responded in an e-mail: "ANYONE."

Schaefer said that among those being considered as a possible rival to Guerrero as early as July 30 is 34-year-old, three-time world champion, Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KOs), of Tijuana, Mex., who is coming off of an April 9 majority decision loss to former WBA interim junior welterweight titlist Marcos Rene Maidana (30-2, 27 KOs).

"That's one which I think would be very intriguing as well and which would be a very good," said Schaefer. "A big fight for Erik Morales would be involving Robert Guerrero. I think that that would be a terrific fight."

A rematch against Maidana and a bout with Gurrero are among those being offered to Morales, in addition to a potential fourth bout against Mexico City's 37-year-old, five-time, three-division champion, Marco Antonio Barrera  (67-7, 44 KOs).

Morales lost two out of three fights to Barrera during a trilogy that reached a legendary status which, for Mexicans, rivals the one between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-28-2011

[QUOTE=jjbj2;10443558]Golden Boy doing in house matches, [B]GREAT FIGHT![/B] Mosley vs Mayweather Marquez vs Mayweather Marquez vs Juan Diaz Marquez vs Katsidis Katsidis vs Guerrero Ortiz vs Maidana Khan vs Maidana Top Rank doing in house matches, [B]DIE ARUM! YOU BLOODSUCKING…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 04-28-2011

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;10443148]Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer, told BoxingScene.com that newly-crowned southpaw WBO and WBC interim lightweight king, Robert Guerrero, has said that he would fight anyone. [[URL=http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&id=38538]Click Here To Read More[/URL]][/QUOTE] I don't really want to see Ortiz fight Morales…

Comment by chiguy91 on 04-27-2011

ortiz needs to fight natural WWs, not smaller guys...aydin/ortiz should happen. for guerrero, i think he should move up to 140 and fight khan or maidana, he has the skills to put up a good fight, and it's safer for…

Comment by jg2882 on 04-27-2011

why should he give maidana get a rematch now...ortiz asked for a rematch after the lost and maidana said no...so forget him, let him wait in line for ortiz now...just have him fight his mandatory or any other big names

Comment by Bushbaby on 04-27-2011

No,no,no,sorry can't be happy with that.Ortiz needs to fight Maidana or another welterweight.What,he's gonna take Berto's belt then pick up right where Berto left off,fighting smaller guys??Fvck that,a welterweight please.

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