Broner picks Berto to beat Guerrero tonight
By Scott Gilfoid: Adrien “The Problem” Broner is going with his friend Andre Berto (28-1, 22 KO’s) to defeat WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KO’s) tonight in their fight on HBO in Ontario, California.
Broner showed up Friday’s Guerrero-Berto weigh-in and when pressed about who he feels will win the fight between Berto and Guerrero, Broner said “I’m a good friend of Andre Berto. I’m going with A.B.”
But to be honest, Broner didn’t need to just be friends with Berto in order to make this pick, because it’s a painfully obvious one. Berto is definitely the guy that’s going to come out on top tonight over Guerrero. That’s not to say that Guerrero isn’t a good fighter, because he is good. But he’s not at his right weight, and he’s making a mistake of trying to tangle with the best in a weight class that he’s designed for.
Guerrero had the right idea of moving up in weight in the hopes of possibly getting lucky and landing a big million dollar payday fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. However, Guerrero didn’t have the cache built up enough with his resume in order to lure Mayweather into the fight. Guerrero needs some bigger names on his resume besides just Selcuk Aydin at welterweight.
Guerrero’s experience at featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight is completely irrelevant in terms of making him someone that Mayweather would want to fight. There’s just no names in those divisions big enough for Guerrero to have established himself. There is Adrien Broner, but Guerrero didn’t wait around long enough for Broner to move up to his division, otherwise we could be seeing a Guerrero vs. Broner fight if he were still at lightweight.
Berto is way out of Guerrero’s league. Guerrero has the interim World Boxing Council strap, but it doesn’t mean anything because he won it off of Aydin, not Mayweather or Pacquiao. Beating Aydin is nothing. Berto is going to school Guerrero tonight and Broner will have been right with his prediction of a victory for Berto.