Guerrero says he can 'take out' Mayweather
MANILA, Philippines – Interim World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero believes he is more than capable of ending the unbeaten streak of American superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Guerrero called out Mayweather after a unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto last weekend, and later said he has the kind of style that can trouble the undefeated American.
“I’m not going to run from him. I’m not going to be one of those guys that throw one or two punches. I’m going to come to throw,” Guerrero said in an interview with Boxing Scene.
“I’m not scared to exchange, I’m not scared to be in the mix, I’m not scared to box. I”m not scared to do anything. When I come to fight, I fight,” he added.
“Styles make fights, and I really feel with Mayweather, I’ll take him out.”
Guerrero showed his punching power when he knocked down Berto in the first two rounds, but also proved that he had a solid chin when he shook off Berto’s powerful punches in the later rounds.
He also broke through Berto’s "shoulder-roll" defense, which Mayweather also uses.
Still, Guerrero said he is well aware that Mayweather is different from Berto.
“You have to have a different approach for every fighter,” he said. “We’re going to look at tape and I’ve been studying (Mayweather) for a long time also. We’re going to put the game plan together and go from there.”
“But you can’t compare Floyd and Berto. Floyd’s a lot slicker and a tremendous defensive fighter,” Guerrero added.
What Guerrero is sure of is that he has proven he deserves a fight against Mayweather.
“Now I’m at 147 (welterweight), so it just shows I can take a shot and I’m determined to come out and fight the best fighters. That’s why I want to fight Floyd Mayweather,” he said.
“People said I’m just trying to cash out and that I’m just trying to look for the big names to get big pays, but I want to fight the best. I want the best. I don’t just want to get paid, because I know if I fight the best, I’ll get paid no matter what,” Guerrero added.