Robert Guerrero looking for Mayweather rematch
By Dan Ambrose: Luis DeCubas Jr., the co-manager for Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s), is looking to angle Guerrero into another world title bout against unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KO’s) in the near future. The idea here is to get Guerrero some important wins under his belt to create demand for the Guerrero-Mayweather rematch.
Obviously, Guerrero is going to need to pile up these victories one after another in rapid fashion to get a rematch with Mayweather. This means that Guerrero will need to take on some big names like Amir Khan, Keith Thurman, Devon Alexander, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi or Kell Brook and the fights in as quick as possible. Guerrero has already wasted the last 10 months doing nothing since his 12 round decision loss to Mayweather last May.
Guerrero signed with adviser Al Haymon on Friday, and that should help in theory help Guerrero get the type of fights he’s going to need to get a rematch with Mayweather.
“I really feel that, other than Floyd Mayweather, Robert’s the biggest name at 147 pounds, and he’s going to beat everyone at 147-pounds until he gets that rematch with Floyd Mayweather,” DeCubas Jr. said to RingTV. “So Robert’s going to do everything in his power to run through all of these other welterweights to get back to where he wants to get back to, and that’s a Floyd Mayweather rematch.”
Guerrero may be fighting an uphill battle in trying to get Mayweather back in the ring with him, because his fight with him last year didn’t bring in big pay pay-per-view numbers. Mayweather’s probably not going to be excited about fighting Guerrero again unless he proves that he can not only beat some of the top welterweights in the division, but also bring in big ratings on Showtime.
It’s up to Guerrero to prove whether he has the ability to beat good welterweights and bring in good ratings. Thus far, Guerrero has wins over Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto at 147. Guerrero is going to need to prove that he can beat better welterweights than that, because Berto has since been exposed by Jesus Soto Karass, and Aydin also was beaten by Soto Karass.
If Haymon can get Guerrero fights against Khan and Keith Thurman that would be a good start for Guerrero to show that he deserves to be in with Mayweather again. It’s really doubtful that Guerrero could beat Thurman, but if he couldn’t then really doesn’t deserve to be in with Mayweather anyway.
Guerrero looked really bad in losing to Mayweather last year, and I don’t know that too many people would want to pay to see Mayweather beat Guerrero a second time. It’s possible that fans might, but it’s going to take a lot more solid wins for Guerrero this time to earn a fight against Mayweather than the weak opposition he faced last time. Fighting Berto and Aydin won’t get the job done for Guerrero this time. That was a free pass for Guerrero last time, and be basically talked himself into the fight with Mayweather.