Ruben Guerrero respectful early on, expecting best version of Danny


Danny Garcia, Robert Guerrero,Premier Boxing Champions will begin the New Year with a card on January 23 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles that will headline the undefeated and former unified Jr. Welterweight Champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (31-0, 18KOs)  vs former world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18KOs) in what will be the inaugural PBC On Fox.  A press conference was held this past Wednesday at the Congo Room at LA Live to formally announce the event and Team Guerrero especially Ruben Guerrero the trainer and father of the “The Ghost” appear very confident of victory heading into this bout.

“We like the big fights because we’re going to come bring it man,” stated Ruben Guerrero in an interview with FightHubTV.

“We’re going to be ready for this fight, we’re going to have a good training camp and when it comes down to it, we’re going to win this fight.

“Because I feel a hundred percent confidence, we’re going to be ready for whatever they bring to the table.  He can be the hardest hitter, whatever we’re going to be ready.  It’s going to be a great fight.”

This will be Garcia’s second fight as a full-fledged welterweight since moving up this past August with a dominating win over former champion Paul Malignaggi.  Despite some signature wins on his resume, an undefeated record and unifying the titles at 140 pounds, Swift still hasn’t gotten the credit and recognition he feels he deserves.  While a win over Guerrero won’t stop cherries being posted on his Instagram account, Garcia can still make a statement with a knockout win over The Ghost who’s never been stopped in 39 prize fights.

Guerrero has won world titles in multiple divisions but hasn’t seen the same success at welterweight compared to the lighter divisions.  Since losing a unanimous decision to Floyd Mayweather, he’s won two of his last three bouts, but was soundly beaten by Keith Thurman in the inaugural NBC On PBC in March and was dropped hard and went life and death with Aaron Martinez in a disputed split decision win in his last bout.

Media who attended this past Wednesday’s press conference were perhaps disappointed and surprised that the trainers of both fighters Angel Garcia and Ruben Guerrero were very cordial and respectful to kick things off, but will that last as they head closer to fight night?

“It’s going to heat up, the people want to see us go at it but, whatever happens, it’s boxing,” said Ruben.  “I’m ready for whatever they say, I’m ready it’s not my first barbecue, I’ve been there before.”

Garcia will be the solid betting favorite; he’s the younger fresher fighter who is undefeated while Guerrero hasn’t shown the same form since his signature win over Andre Berto.  Ruben doesn’t see many holes in Swift’s all around boxing skill, but he’s confident with the game plan they have set that he will see his son’s arm raised in victory.

“He’s (Garcia) a good all around fighter, but when we get our game plan going, it’s going to be different.  He’s going to see a lot of different things in this fight, so he’s going to fight one of the best and people are going to find out,” said Ruben.