Robert Guerrero...Pound For Pound? ; McDermott challenges for WBU title; Alvarez-Rhodes & Broner-Litzau weighh-in
To the Boxing Community,
Article posted on 17.06.2011
In complete respect for your opinions and understanding that it must be very hard to comb through and observe all of the boxer's careers throughout the world, in all the different weight classes, I ask you to please review the stats below and give consideration to Robert Guerrero as a candidate for the Pound for Pound rankings.
· Has won world titles in multiple divisions:
o Featherweight (2)
o Jr. Lightweight
§ Undefeated in 6 world title fights winning 4 by KO
· Welterweight: If the Maidana fight gets made and he is
successful in beating him with the title on the line, he'll have
become a 6-time world champion in 4 different weight classes.
· Is willing to fight all comers and the best in or around his division, never turning down a
· Has boxed, fought inside and can be a counter puncher to win a bout.
· Started fighting ten round bouts in his tenth pro fight.
o In 13th pro fight beat former world champion Enrique Sanchez (30-2) who's only
losses were to world champions Marco Antonio Barrera and Nestor Garza
· Went overseas to capture a world title:
o Stopped Spend Abazi (35-1) via 9th round TKO in his native country (Denmark).
· Successfully fought and won in 5 weight classes (122, 126, 130, 135, and 139).
· Won 90% + rounds in championship fights.
· Undefeated since 2006 riding a 13-fight winning streak, avenging his only loss by
knocking out Gamaliel Diaz in rematch (6th round KO):
o Only the great's rematch and KO their nemesis.
· Fought 7 current or former world champions.
· With wife's illness, still continued to win at the top ten level:
o Named Fighters beaten during adversity...(Martin Honorio (KO), Jason Litzau
(KO), 2-time world champion Malcolm Klassen, Olympic Gold metal winner and
3-time world champion Joel Casamayor, Olympian Vicente Escobedo, 2-time
world champion Michael Katsidis).
I greatly appreciate your time and consideration of Robert Guerrero for the Pound for Pound list as I also greatly appreciate the great support you've all shown him in the past. Thank You very much for this consideration.
Danny McDermott to Challenge for WBU Lightweight Title on 7/16 in Atlanta
North Bergen, NJ (June 18, 2011) - Lightweight prospect Danny McDermott of North Bergen, NJ will get the opportunity to fulfill his life-long dream of winning a world title on July 16 when he challenges for the vacant World Boxing Union (WBU) title at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia.
McDermott, age 32 with a record of 8-3 (3 KO), will try to invoke the spirit of fellow North Bergen boxer, the late great "Cinderella Man" James Braddock and become the town's first native born world champion in 80 years.
"It's an amazing opportunity, it's a once in a lifetime shot that I didn't think would come this soon," said McDermott. "I'm just gonna train hard and try to make the best of it and become a world champion. Every morning, I wake up at dawn and run in Braddock Park and it gives me a lot of motivation, knowing that he had previously blazed the trail."
The World Boxing Union title has been held by some of the greatest boxers in history, including George Foreman, Tommy Hearns and James Toney, and was recently made popular by the Academy Award-winning film The Fighter, when Micky Ward won the title to become world champion.
The significance of the event was underlined last week when McDermott met with North Bergen mayor and New Jersey senator Nicholas J. Sacco at his office. Sacco, who is a big boxing fan, wished McDermott luck in his quest for a world championship.
In McDermott's corner will be new head trainer and former IBF junior middleweight champion Mark Medal of Jersey City, who knocked out Earl Hargrove in 1984 to win the title.
The twelve round fight will be part of a ten-fight boxing card promoted by Big Time Fights Promotions. The card will also feature former world heavyweight champion Oliver McCall and former world title challenger Bobby Gunn in separate bouts.
Tickets are priced at $250 ringside and $150 for reserved seating, or $100 per ticket reserved seating for a group of 4, and can be purchased by calling (404) 808-2400 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
VIP tables of nine are available at $1500 and include a free bottle off champagne. The fight can also be viewed in the hotel via close circuit television at $35, which includes one free beer.
The Grand Hyatt Hotel is located at 3300 Peachtree Road Northeast in Atlanta, GA 30305.
WEIGHTS ARE IN FOR ALVAREZ-RHODES & BRONER-LITZAU CARD TOMORROW NIGHT IN GUADALAJARA
Saul Alvarez 153.25 vs. Ryan Rhodes 152.5
WBC junior middleweight title
Co Main event
Adrian Broner 128.5 lbs vs. Jason Litzau 129.75
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