T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas - In a battle of former world champions, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (37-6-1, 20 KOs) fought his way to a close 10-round unanimous decision over “Vicious” Victor Ortiz (32-7-3, 25 KOs).
The action was close with several coin-flip rounds throughout the fight.
All three judges scored the welterweight bout 96-94.
“It felt good to be back in the ring with fans and I definitely fed off of their energy,” said Guerrero. "I knew this was going to be an all-out war. Victor Ortiz brought the best out of me tonight. It was back and forth action the entire fight and I came out on top as I predicted.”
Much of the action was fought on the inside where Guerrero landed the cleaner shots. After a feel-out opener, Guerrero came alive in the second, stunning Ortiz with a series of power shots.
Round after round, the two former world champions unloaded short shots in close quarters with each refusing to take a backward step. Guerrero capped off his performance with a strong 10th frame, which proved to be the difference on the cards.
Guerrero is hoping this victory will lead to a much bigger fight - especially if the contest involves a world title.
"Now I’m ready to step up and fight anyone they put in front of me,” said Guerrero. “I have a lot left in me and I’m in this sport to win another world title. I dedicate this fight to my family and I give all the glory to my lord and savior Jesus Christ.”