Robert Guerrero needs a good victory over Aaron Martinez on 6/6
By Dan Ambrose: Robert
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KOs) will be looking to get a good victory on June 6th when he faces Aaron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KOs) in a 10 round bout in a must win fight for the 32-year-old Guerrero on NBC on Premier Boxing Champions at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
Things haven’t been going too well for Guerrero in his last three fights. He’s lost two out of his last three fights, and the one fight he did win against Yoshihiro Kamegai proved to be a grueling affair with Guerrero taking a lot of punishment in the process of winning a 12 round decision last year in June.
Guerrero followed that tough fight up with an even tougher one against WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman last March. Guerrero didn’t have the power to beat Thurman in a slugging match and wound up losing a 12 round decision. Before that, Guerrero was out of the ring for a little over a year after losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by a 12 round decision in May of 2013.
Guerrero is still ranked #10 by the WBA, and if he can pick up a victory over Martinez, he should get moved up higher in the rankings. Guerrero wants to get another world title shot. He obviously can’t fight Thurman again, but he’d likely jump at the chance to fight IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.
Guerrero still wants a rematch against Mayweather, but that’s not going to happen. Mayweather is nearing the end of his career and he won’t bother fighting Guerrero again. There’s no reason to due to Guerrero’s loss to Thurman, and the one-sided nature of Mayweather’s win over Guerrero.
Martinez isn’t coming into this fight in the best of shape career-wise, as he’s lost two out of his last three fights in defeats to Jessie Vargas and Josesito Lopez. Martinez was stopped by Lopez in the 5th round last April. It wasn’t that competitive.
Guerrero should be able to have his way with Martinez in this fight. He can either box the guy or slug him into submission. Martinez doesn’t have the punching power or the size to give Guerrero any real problems.
Guerrero really should think about moving down to light welterweight because he doesn’t have the pop in his punches to compete against the best 147 pound fighters. At least at 140, Guerrero would have a chance of beating the likes of Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson.