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Robert Guerrero eyes knockout of reckless Pacquiao



Photo By Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy Promotions


By Lem Satterfield – RingTV.com


After watching fellow southpaw Manny Pacquiao’s disputed split-decision loss to Tim Bradley that dethroned him as WBO welterweight beltholder on June 9, Robert Guerrero called Pacquiao “tailor-made and right there for me to knock him out.”

“I think about [fighting Pacquiao] all the time. The way Pacquiao comes in is reckless,” said Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 knockouts), who is riding a 13-fight winning streak that includes nine knockouts. “He comes in a lot of times jumping in. Being a left-hander also, I really feel that he’s tailor-made for me to knock him out.”

A former two-time featherweight titleholder who also held a major belt at 130 pounds and two interim crowns at lightweight, Guerrero is in South Lake Tahoe preparing for his Showtime-televised July 28 clash with unbeaten Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) in what will be Guerrero’s welterweight debut.

Guerrero is coming off a uanimous decision victory over Michael Katsidis for the WBO and WBA’s interim lightweight belts in April of last year.

In September, Guerrero had arthroscopic surgery which repaired a torn tendon in the rotator cuff of his shoulder. The injury forced him to cancel an August bout with junior welterweight Marcos Maidana.

Guerrero is in training for the bout at a surface elevation of 6,225 feet in Lake Tahoe along the border between California and Nevada, west of Carson City.

“This is going to be my sixth weight class,” said Guerrero, for whom the WBC’s interim 147-pound title will be on the line when he faces Aydin at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

“A lot of people don’t realize that I’ve come up from 122 pounds and now I’m going two weight up to fight for the world championship.” Continue Reading…


Guerrero vs. Aydin, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T.  The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with co-featured events to be announced and preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT


Tickets, priced at $252, $127, $62 and $26, are available for purchase at the HP Pavilion box office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.


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