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Robert Guerrero wants to prove haters/haters wrong on Saturday

guerrero (2)By Dan Ambrose: The struggling Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) will be trying to turn his career around this Saturday against unbeaten and very lucky Danny Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) at the Stables Center in Los Angeles, California. Guerrero is seen by a lot of fans as the B-side victim in this fight against Garcia, and people doubt that he can win the fight. The Guerrero vs. Garcia fight will be televised on Premier Boxing Champions on Fox.

The two fighters will be facing off for the vacant WBC welterweight title that was recently stripped from Floyd Mayweather Jr. It would be a big feather in Guerrero’s cap if he could beat Garcia and prove the doubters wrong in this fight. It’s unfortunate but, Guerrero has not looked good in his last four fights.

Guerrero went from being an unbeatable fighter from 2006 to 2012 to someone who hast lost two out of his last four fights since 2013. A lot of fans thought Guerrero lost his last fight against journeyman Aron Martinez last June. Guerrero won the fight by a 10 round split decision. But if you count that as a loss too, then Guerrero has been beaten in three out of his last four fights.

“You keep the haters and doubters behind him,” Guerrero said. “Don’t listen and just do your job. I got to get back to where I used to be and don’t take nobody lightly. I need to stay 100 percent focused and be ready.”

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Guerrero has looked poor in fights against Aron Martinez, Keith Thurman, Yoshihiro Kamegai and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Guerrero thinks that’s something that he can fix by going back to the basics to try and turn things around. However, it’s more likely that Guerrero never belonged in the welterweight division in the first place. That’s probably the best explanation in trying to figure out what’s happened to him.

Guerrero started out so well at 147 because he fought Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto in his first two fights in the weight division. Suffice it to say, if Guerrero were to fight those same guys right now, he’d like win just as impressively as he did back in 2012, when he fought them. Biggest mistake is that boxing fans and Guerrero himself believed that he belonged in the welterweight division due to his easy wins over Berto and Aydin.

What the fans should have realized is that Berto and Aydin are simply not good fighters, and that’s the only reason Guerrero beat them. Guerrero would be wise to try and move back down in weight to lightweight or super featherweight if he can still make those weight classes. I don’t think Guerrero will do well at 140, because he doesn’t have big enough power to excel in that weight class.

Danny Garcia doesn’t belong at welterweight either, but he’s got enough punching power to beat Guerrero. Even if the fights close, I see Garcia getting the decision. He’s got a fan base and I think that helps him win fights when they go to the scorecards. Garcia will be able to hold onto the WBC title long enough to milk it for a while with easy fights against weak opposition before losing the title when he eventually has to face someone good like Errol Spence Jr., Shawn Porter Lamont Peterson.

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