Chris John Sticking To 126; No Robert Guerrero Fight

By Rick Reeno

Contrary to various published reports, WBA featherweight champion Chris John is not moving up to the super featherweight division to fight Robert Guerrero. spoke with John's agent/advisor Sampson Lewkowicz, who denied such reports.

"At one point, we did receive an offer from Golden Boy Promotions but we never answered. Chris John has no problems making the weight [at featherweight] and we see no reason to move up when all of the action is at 126," Lewkowicz said.

The featherweight division is becoming one of the most talent rich weight divisions in the sport. There is simply too much money to be made at 126. Currently Juan Manuel Lopez, Steven Luevano, Yuriorkis Gamboa, Israel Vazquez, Rafael Marquez, Celestino Caballero [soon to be moving up] and several others are at the weight. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Bogs on 12-11-2009

The Guerrero vs. John story seems like one of those Golden Boy Stories. They have grown so powerful that they think they can make decisions on behalf of people they have nothing to do with.

Comment by Spray_resistant on 12-10-2009

I just read about the John/Guerrero fight being a possibility and here BP comes with the bad news in this thread(jk).......still I don't think Chris John has the punch resistance, natural power, or physical frame to move up in weight…

Comment by SlickRikki on 12-10-2009

Chris John should stay at 126 as long as he can make the weight comfortably.Other wise if he's struggling then indeed it's time to move up,though he has come off as a tad bit lethargic in his recent fights crossing…

Comment by lcheezy on 12-10-2009

guerrero is a coward. he does'nt want to fight guys in his division. he's a quitter anyway.

Comment by Doctor_Tenma on 12-10-2009

[QUOTE=Ryn0;6936551]Don't suppose you could give me a link to his fights? I haven't seen much of Peterson either, I hope Bradley wins but Peterson seems better than his record suggest. I've seen a couple fights and he's fast but I…

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