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Aydin Rips Andre Berto, Targets Guerrero Rematch

By Ryan Burton

BoxingScene.com caught up with welterweight contender Selcuk Aydin (23-1, 17KOs) who faces Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday in a Showtime televised bout.  Aydin was last seen when he lost a spirited contest to Robert Guerrero last summer. He said that after the Soto Karass bout, he would definitely be interested in a rematch. Aydin has changed trainers and feels a rematch would have a much different ending.

"Guerrero must fight with me again. I went to his home and fought him. It was a close fight. He talked a lot (leading up to the fight). If he is a strong fighter then he must fight me again. I have changed my life. I now have experience fighting here (in the U.S.) and I changed trainers.  I now have David Haye's trainer Adam Booth. The rematch would be different," Aydin stated.

Aydin was former champion Andre Berto's mandatory challenger for two years but wasn't ever able to secure a fight with the Haitian-American. When I asked Aydin if he was still interested in facing Berto he immediately rejected the notion and took a shot at Berto.

"Berto? I don't want to see him again. I wanted to fight him for two years and he never agreed to fight me. I don't need him. I don't want to fight him because he is not important to me (anymore). People see his last fight where Guerrero puts him down two times. His chin is nothing and Guerrero's punches aren't very hard they are only 50% of my punching power. He doesn't hit very hard and look at Berto's face," Aydin reasoned. 

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User Comments and Feedback
Comment by sako5 on 01-27-2013

[QUOTE=Destined 4 Top;12949273]Lmaoooo. Butthurt armenian. Turkey >>>>> armenia. U mad bro?[/QUOTE] U mad bro? Jesus Soto Karass toyed the best Turkish fighter as I had predicted it. Seriously, Berto would have knocked him the f0ck out. Turks really s0ck at…

Comment by anonymous2.0 on 01-26-2013

[QUOTE=sako5;12952667]Are butthurt ? Dude, are you an idiot ? How would you feel if they killed all your family tomorrow for no reason, stole your house and all your wealth and nobody appologized for it and nobody was judged for…

Comment by tlarry on 01-25-2013

I saw the fight.... Guerrero should nevr have won this fight. Aydin is WAY stronger more efficient, and got 'jobbed' out of a decision. I like Guerrero, but I felt sorry for Aydin after the fight. He's bigger, stronger, was…

Comment by -PBP- on 01-25-2013

Aydin vs. Maidana. Get it done.

Comment by sako5 on 01-25-2013

[QUOTE=anonymous2.0;12950842]Well I figure it was impolite to bring up the Armenian Genocide. But hey! Armenian genocide! About a hundred years ago and Armenians are still butthurt! Maybe next time don't side with the Russians.[/QUOTE] Are butthurt ? Dude, are you…

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