ROBERT GUERRERO SHOWED DETERMINATION IN LANDING FIGHT AGAINST FLOYD MAYWEATHER

0
563

 

Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will attempt to hand Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather the first loss of his professional career when they face off on Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. in a fight which will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV®.

While it has yet to be seen whether Guerrero’s faith can will him to victory as he has recently claimed it will, it is evident that determination has guided him to the biggest fight of his career.

Guerrero has shown that he can certainly back up his talk with his actions in the ring.  In 2012, he won two back-to-back bouts in the welterweight division and captured the WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, making him the third fighter in boxing history to win a world title at featherweight and welterweight, joining the likes of legends Henry Armstrong and Manny Pacquiao.  Guerrero has also joined the exclusive fraternity of fighters who have jumped up two weight classes to win world championships during their careers, a group which includes Roberto Duran, Roy Jones Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley with only Guerrero and Jones accomplishing the feat in their first fights in their new weight classes.   Lastly, he is one of two Mexican American fighters to win world titles in four divisions, the other being Oscar De La Hoya.

While it’s not a surprise that Guerrero has earned the opportunity to face Mayweather, the proven pound-for-pound and pay-per-view king, it might surprise even the most dedicated boxing fans to know just how long Guerrero lobbied for this opportunity.

 November 11, 2011

 “I just believe that there’s a potential Mayweather fight out there for me.  You know, Mayweather wants to come back on May 5. (Ring TV)

“I’m a world champion over three different weight divisions.  I’ve fought overseas and I’ve won five titles.  What more can I do in boxing to put myself into position for a fight of this magnitude?” (Ring TV)

 “I’m throwing it out there.  There shouldn’t be any reason that that fight can’t be made.  My last fight, I walked into the ring at 152 pounds.  Mayweather walks into the ring at 148 or 149 or 150, so that’s not much of a difference.  I can make 147 no problem.” (Ring TV)

November 21, 2011

“I’m a multiple world champion and I’ve won titles in three different divisions.  That’s always the excuse when you’re trying to avoid the young lion.  For instance, Jesus Chavez, Carlos Hernandez, Sharmba Mitchell, Victor Ortiz and Henry Bruseles, who did they beat to get their chance to fight Floyd?  Not one of them has accomplished as much as I have.” (Boxing Scene)

“We are approaching this challenge like ‘Hey, let’s make it happen.  I know he set that date.  Cinco de Mayo.  I am Mexican American right here.  Let’s do it.” (The Sweet Science)

“Mayweather is the guy I want.  Like I said, I want to fight the best… I’d love to fight him.” (The Sweet Science)

“I know he is paying attention.  Floyd Mayweather would not be pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, if he wasn’t paying attention.  Even when he retired, he was paying attention.  I’m expecting him to take on the challenge.” (The Sweet Science)

December 1, 2011

 “The fact is I’ve always faced the biggest challenges in and out of the ring head on.  I’ve always said to be the best you have to fight the best and right now Floyd Mayweather is considered the best fighter in the world.  I’m here to say I’m the best fighter in the world.  There’s only one way to find out…May 5th let’s do it.” (Boxing Scene)

December 6, 2011

“I’m a five-time world champion in three different weight divisions.  I’m a 5’9″ lefty and everyone says he has trouble with lefties.  This is his chance to show the world.  I’ve won world titles, defending them a number of times.  He isn’t getting a guy that’s only had one world title fight.  He’d have an experienced fighter in front of him and also a big fighter… Everything is setup right there to make a big fight…When it comes down to it, I take care of business.  If it comes down to having to go to Floyd’s gym, that’s what I’ll do.” (Fight Hype)

December 15, 2011

“I haven’t fought in awhile, but it hasn’t been that long.  I will get the best sparring partners in the world and will be sharper than I’ve ever been.  Like I said, I respect Floyd a lot and will make sure I am on top of my game.  I feel like some of these things can help me get the fight.  You know how Floyd likes to hand pick his opponents…Maybe this will make me look more attractive to him.” (Fight Saga)

“Floyd needs a dancing partner on Cinco de Mayo and I’m willing to step up and face the biggest challenge out there.  I know I can beat him.  It’s up to Floyd to take the fight.” (Fight Hype)

“Well for one, like I said, I wanna fight the best fighters out there.  Everyone says I am 135, that I have no experience at 140 or 147.  Size is not the issue.  I am a physically bigger guy.  I have been around Floyd, I have seen Floyd in person.  I have been on undercards that Floyd was fighting on.  I am a bigger guy than Floyd.  At the end of the day words are not going to get the job done.” (Examiner)

January 4, 2012

 “Yes, 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.” (Doghouse Boxing)

January 9, 2012

“I’m going to shock the world and beat Floyd Mayweather.” (LA Times)

“No matter who it is, a fight with Floyd Mayweather would be the biggest fight of anybody’s career.  This is where you start setting your legacy as one of the greatest in boxing.” (Daily News)

SHARE
Previous articleMAURICIO HERRERA BATTLES JI-HOON KIM ON SPECIAL EDITION OF ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS ON THURSDAY MAY 2ND
Next articleWin Lose or Draw Where Does Donaire Go After the Rigondeaux Fight?
The team at Thaboxingvoice.com set out with a mission to create an online environment focused on boxing that voiced the opinions, concerns, and attitudes of you, the people. Doing our best to bring you the answers you want to know, and getting the exclusives that those other guys cant. We are always working hard to get the inside scoop inside and outside of the ring. If it’s happening in Boxing, we will tell you about it! You can find us at the fights all over the place with our nationwide team of correspondents, and wide reach around the globe we have the tools and the team to bring you coverage from all the fights. Whether it is in a gym in Jersey or on the floor at MGM Grand. No fight to big or small for Tha Boxing Voice. Our experienced team combined has over 50+ years of boxing experience to bring to the table. Some of us growing up ringside, some of us growing up in the ring, no matter the situation we are all true boxing fans first and reporters second. This can be found evident on our twice-weekly podcast. We work hard to bring you interviews that answer your questions and guest who will spark your interest from all areas of the boxing world. Writers, Trainers, Promoters and the most relevant fighters before and after some of their biggest fights. We are working 24/7 to get the information to you, the listeners. We work to form a personal relationship with our listeners and our guests making our show more intimate and giving a raw, uncut and real aspect that you will be hard pressed to find elsewhere. We are Tha Boxing Voice, The Voice of you, The People. Follow @boxingvoiceshow