|This scribe won’t be shocked if Guerrero beats Floyd Mayweather (Interview)
By "Big Dog" Benny Henderson Jr, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 4, 2012) Doghouse Boxing
love rooting for the underdog, it is one great story, and if the
former IBF Featherweight/Super Featherweight champion Robert Guerrero
29-1-1 (18) ever gets his shot at the former P4P King Floyd
Mayweather Jr. 42-0 (26), I believe it could very well be the making
of an underdog overcoming the odds kind of story. We cannot take
anything away from Mayweather Jr., he is a talent second to none, but
I feel the grit, the hunger and aggression of “The Ghost” could
possibly be the winning ingredients to upset the undefeated one. And
in this exclusive interview conducted by Doghouse Boxing, we get the
thoughts of Guerrero, his opinions on Mayweather, his future and
Henderson Jr.: Happy New Years Robert. Can you let our readers
here at Doghouse Boxing know what you’ve been up to?
Guerrero: Right now I’m excited about getting back in the gym. I
just started doing bag work and I’m feeling fantastic knowing that
my shoulder is now fixed. I’m excited about returning to the ring.
I’ve been hearing your name in the same sentence with Floyd
Mayweather as a possible opponent. Is this true, do you want to
fight Floyd Mayweather?
I’ve been seeking a fight with Floyd since his date on May 5th was announced. I’m here to fight the best fighters in the world.
is scheduled to turn himself in to the authorities in Las Vegas this
Friday. Will his sentence interfere with your plan to face him on
God knows what’s going to happen. I’m assuming if he gets out
early, he’ll still have time to fight on Cinco de Mayo. If not,
then I’ll look for the best possible opponent that’s out there.
But if I do fight Floyd, I’ll be 100% ready to go. I believe in my
God given ability and I know I have the style to beat him. I will
shock the world!
do you see a fight with Floyd playing out?
an incredible counter puncher with the best defense in boxing. To
fight Mayweather you have to be smarter than him in the ring. I’ve
been studying him a lot and I see that he’s lost a step or two.
He’s getting up there in age and his speed is slowing down. I plan
on capitalizing on all his weaknesses.
feel your one of the most underrated fighters in boxing. Do you feel
I mean I’ve done everything I’ve dreamed of as a kid growing up
in boxing, expect punch my ticket into the Hall of Fame. I’ve won
world titles in multiple divisions. I’ve fought overseas and won a
title. I’ve fought on national TV numerous times. All I need is
that big mega-fight with a Mayweather or Pacquiao type guy. I was
Juan Manuel Marquez’s mandatory for years and he never took my
challenge. The politics of boxing can be very difficult to deal with
at times and I feel that my accomplishments are going unnoticed.
When I beat Katsidis it seemed like that fight went under the radar
because Morales did so well against Maidana. I dominated that fight
and everyone appeared to forget about that performance. When I took
the Maidana fight instead of Morales for less money, I did it for the
fans. I know I have the skills to beat anyone, I just need the
are your goals for 2012?
want to be in a mega fight with one of the top pound for pound
fighters. Mayweather, Pacquiao, Marquez, Bradley, anyone of those
guys. Once I get in the ring with any of these guys, the world will
know why I’m one of the best fighters in the world. All I can do
is keep working hard and challenge the best fighters. If they choose
not to fight me, then it’s clear they don’t want to lose and
boxing looses out on great fights.
you could change boxing what would you do?
best would be fighting the best no matter what. Having a few losses
on your record shouldn’t be the end of a career. Too many fighters
are ducking one another. I know it’s a business but the sport
needs to go back to the old days when fighters let their nuts hang.
The networks need to showcase the new blood as well. I’m ready to
take the mantle and become boxing’s next star.
last words for the fans?
is the ultimate gentleman’s sport and the fans will forever see the
sweet science for as long as we live. I just want to be remembered
as one of those throwback fighters that brought the fans to their
feet. As fighters we put our lives on the line each and every time
we step into the ring and I hope the fans can appreciated our
dedication to the sport. Like the legendary cut man and trainer
Chuck Bodak used to say, the fans are the ones who make us. I will
always remember that because the fans are the most important, because
they pay to see us fight. 2012 I’m coming hard!
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