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Robert Guerrero: God has prepped me to take over boxing

Prayer before workoutBy Dan Ambrose: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) is saying that God has singled him out to take over the sport of boxing by beating undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) next month in Las Vegas, Nevada. Guerrero is stuck on the angle of wanting to humble Mayweather by beating him in front of the world and he feels that God will help him achieve his goal.

At their recent media conference, Guerrero said “God’s groomed me and prepped me for this time to take over boxing. That’s why it’s like a modern day David and Goliath…God’s put me in this position for a reason.”

Guerrero doesn’t say why he feels that God is taking sides in a boxing match, but that might be a good question for him to stew on. It would seem more likely that God wouldn’t take sides in a sport that involves violence because this isn’t a good vs. evil type of thing.

If things don’t work out for Guerrero in this fight, it may leave him feeling like he’s been abandoned if he’s putting it all on God instead of what he himself is actually doing in the ring. Guerrero should focus on looking at this fight in terms of it being a sport rather than having a theological aspect to it because Guerrero could end up being very upset if Mayweather schools him badly. If Guerrero is seeing things to where God is picking sides in the fight, it could mess him up if things don’t go his way.

Even if Guerrero were to beat the 36-year-old Mayweather, I don’t see Guerrero taking over boxing. A victory over Mayweather would only mean a victory in this fight. Guerrero would still have tough fights ahead of him against the likes of Keith Thurman, Adrien Broner, Devon Alexander, Danny Garcia, Amir Khan and Lucas Matthysse. Those would be really tough fights for Guerrero to win and I can’t see him winning all of them, and then his whole concept of him taking over boxing would be out the window.

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