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Robert Guerrero confident of victory against Yoshihiro Kamegai on June 21

By Dan Ambrose: #9 WBO welterweight contender Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) has been out of the ring for the past 12 months since his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. from last year in May. Guerrero will be returning to action next month on June 21st in his fight against #14 WBC Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) StubHub Center, Carson, California, USA. The fight is an important one for Guerrero, 31, because if he’s ever going to get another world title shot, he’s going to need to start winning again.

“I have no doubts that I’ll be victorious in my return,” Guerrero said.

If Guerrero losses to Kamegai then he’s going to need to think seriously about retiring from the sport because the welterweight division has much better fighters than this that Guerrero will be expected to beat for him to get a title shot.

Guerrero wasted a ton of time after his loss to Mayweather. He spoke about wanting an immediate rematch with Mayweather, but he’d done nothing to deserve a second shot against Mayweather with the way that he’d fought him. Guerrero talked about wanting to fight Manny Pacquiao, but that wasn’t a realistic option at the time.

Pacquiao vs. Guerrero might be an option in the near year or two if Golden Boy Promotions can start putting their fighters in against Top Rank fighters in 2015, but that’s not going to happen this year. I’m not sure that Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum would see Guerrero as a viable option for him because Guerrero doesn’t have a large fan base. Guerrero-Pacquiao would be similar to Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios as far as PPV buys go.

Kamegai, 31, is someone that Guerrero won’t have to worry about going to look for on June 21st, because he’ll be standing right there in front of Guerrero looking to take him out with every shot he throws. Kamegai has pretty good power, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s able to bruise Guerrero up with his shots.

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