Robert Guerrero wants Mayweather, Pacquiao or Bradley next, says co-manager
By Dan Ambrose: Bob Santos, the co-manager for WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KO’s) says that Guerrero is gunning for Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Tim Bradley to fight in his next bout coming up towards the end of the year.
Santos said to RingTV “Don’t give me Victor Ortiz, and don’t give me Amir Khan. Those guys can’t even compete in two weight classes. Now, we want the best, whether it’s Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao or Tim Bradley. It’s time to deliver those kinds of fights to us now.”
So let get me this straight. Khan and Ortiz aren’t good enough for Guerrero? I mean, I like the guys ambition and everything but I think he needs to settle for reality by putting things into perspective a little. Guerrero just won the interim WBC welterweight title, not the actual WBC strap. Guerrero got the title by beating little known Selcuk Aydin, a fighter that few boxing fans saw as one of the true top guys in the welterweight division.
Aydin wasn’t a popular fighter and the win over him didn’t do much for Guerrero, because he struggled in beating him. I think it’s silly to turn down Khan or Ortiz when those fighters are really stepping stone guys to get to the top fighters like Mayweather, Pacquiao or Bradley. Going from Aydin to Mayweather or Pacquiao doesn’t make sense because that fight wasn’t big enough to really rate a better fight.
Some boxing fans see Guerrero as totally desperate to get a fight with Mayweather – and now Pacquiao – because Guerrero been calling out Mayweather ever since he was fighting in the lightweight division. No one took it seriously because Guerrero was so far down in weight and not even someone that you would even think of for a fight against Mayweather.
Guerrero did good in moving up two divisions to beat Aydin, but that’s just the start. If he wants Mayweather, Pacquiao or Bradley, Guerrero has got to take on the likes of Khan or Ortiz and prove he can beat them. Right now, I wouldn’t give Guerrero a ghost of a chance at beating either Khan or Ortiz. He’s too slow and weak and his stamina is poor.
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