Broner hints about Guerrero bout
By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (28-1, 22 KO’s) was at last night’s Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai fight at the StubHub Center in Carson, California, in what could have been a scouting mission for the 24-year-old Broner.
Broner hasn’t fought since defeating the smaller light hitting 5’5” Carlos Molina in an unimpressive performance last May on the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana fight card in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Broner still hasn’t picked out an opponent for his next fight, but when asked by Radio Raheem who he’d like to fight next, Broner said “Who knows? Let’s see how Robert Guerrero is looking.”
When asked about his loss in the past to Maidana, Broner said “We don’t even think about the previous fights.”
Broner vs. Guerrero would be a good fight, and one of the few guys that Guerrero would likely say yes to. It would probably be the safest fight for Guerrero to take in terms of the better known fighters. If you put Guerrero in with Shawn Porter, Devon Alexander, Amir Khan or Thurman, he’s going to likely lose to all three of them. But against Broner, Guerrero would have a good chance of beating him due his size advantage and superior work rate.
Guerrero was talking last night about wanting his promoters to set him up with a big fight in his next bout later this year, but he repeatedly dodged the question in interview after interview when reporters asked him if he would like to fight Keith Thurman next. Guerrero’s reluctance to even talk about Thurman tells you that he’s not interested in that fight. But Guerrero’s still not going to get the big fights that he’d like against Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr, especially with the way he went life and death with Kamegai.
The biggest fights that are available to Guerrero at this point would be Broner, Amir Khan, Devon Alexander and Shawn Porter. It’s going to be one of those guys for sure. Guerrero won’t move up in weight to fight someone like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, because it would be a slaughter. And if Golden Boy Promotions were to make a fight like that, they’d be doing the fans a disservice because Guerrero doesn’t belong in the same ring with Canelo.
Khan would likely be interested in fighting Guerrero after the way he looked last night, because he was like a slightly better version of Jesus Soto Karass. The hand speed and defense wasn’t there for Guerrero just like with Soto Karass. This is a fight that Khan would take to help him show boxing fans how he deals with the same guy that Mayweather beat. Khan would be looking to beat Guerrero in a more impressive manner in order to create enough pressure for him to get the Mayweather fight next year.