Robert Guerrero: I want to get back in the Mayweather picture

By Boxing News - 06/17/2014 - Comments

guerrero01By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) will be back in the ring this Saturday night to face little known #7 IBF, #13 WBC Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) in a tune-up fight on Showtime at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. Guerrero lost his last fight to Floyd Mayweather Jr last year in May in a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The fight was so one-sided it was the kind of match where you would think that there’s no way on earth that the two fighters will face each other again, but Guerrero said earlier today that he’s looking to get back in the Mayweather picture. He feels that he can get be one of Mayweather’s last remaining fight before he retires.

“I want to just get back in the ring and get back in the Mayweather picture since he has 3 fights left,” Guerrero said today during a conference call with the media.

In theory, it’s possible that Guerrero could get a rematch with Mayweather before he walks away from the sport at the end of 2015. But the chances of that happening are so incredibly slim that it’s laughable and sad that Guerrero is talking about something like that. The Mayweather was closed for Guerrero when he got schooled last year, and that door isn’t going to open again unless Guerrero steps up immediately and beats guys like Erislandy Lara, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Miguel Cotto, and Gennady Golovkin.

Guerrero’s chances of even getting a fight against any of those guys are slim. Those guys don’t want to fight a guy that was schooled by Mayweather and then sat around for an entire year doing nothing before coming back to fight a little known contender named Kamegai. If Guerrero wanted a fight against Mayweather, he should have pushed Golden Boy Promotions or Al Haymon for a fight against Keith Thurman or Marcos Maidana, because at least those fights might possibly help Guerrero achieve his goal of getting Mayweather back in the ring again.

“I had 3 hard fights back to back, with Aydin, Berto and then Floyd. The camps so close together gets brutal, I needed time to recoup and get together,” Guerrero said. “I plan to go out and stick to the game plan, if he boxes we can box, if he wants to slug, then I’m always game to slug. Kamegai is a come forward guy, you have to respect him, he won’t fight dirty for an easy way out. He comes in there to put a guy out.“

It’s interesting to know that Guerrero is going to fight in the same way that his opponent does. It would seem smarter for him to focus on his own game plan instead of trying to beat Kamegai using his game plan for this fight.

It’s difficult seeing Guerrero doing anything in the welterweight division right now with the current champions at the top. Guerrero doesn’t match up well with Shawn Porter and Manny Pacquiao. He’s not likely to get a fight against Pacquiao, so his only chance of fighting for a welterweight title is against Shawn Porter. After Mayweather retires, Guerrero can fight for one of those belts against the likes of Luis Carlos Abregu, Amir Khan and Keith Thurman. I can’t see him beating any of those guys though.

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