By James Slater - Robert Guerrero, showing no signs of ring-rust, looked great last night in winning a wide 12-round UD over the strong, hard-hitting Selcuk Aydin. Afterwards, “The Ghost” wasted no time in calling out the man everyone wants to fight: Floyd Mayweather Junior.
Article posted on 29.07.2012
“I’m the mandatory to Floyd. Hey, let’s make it happen,” the 30-1-1(18) talent said.
Mayweather is set to be released from prison this coming Friday (Aug. 3rd) and, as great, as big and as special as he is, Mayweather will not be engaging in any small tune-up fight when he returns to the ring. Mayweather, the biggest star in boxing today, will be expected to go right back in there with a big name, probably in a world championship fight. Could Guerrero get the big payday he wants and is deserving of?
Mayweather’s options are plenty, and he could box at either welterweight, light-middleweight or maybe even as high as middleweight.. Names like Cotto, Bradley, Martinez and, yes, still, Pacquiao, are there for “Money” and he can pick and choose. Will the sublime 43-0 master want to risk his “0” against a tricky, high volume puncher like southpaw Guerrero? Maybe, but I think Floyd will shoot for Bradley, Cotto (in a return fight, seeing as how the first fight did so well at the box office) or, hopefully, while the two greats are still somewhat close to their prime, Pac-Man.
Guerrero may prove too much risk for too little reward. But, as Floyd has said may times, all roads lead to Mayweather, and Guerrero, like any fighter orbiting at 140 through 160-pounds, will keep hoping he gets the big fight. Guerrero, with his skills, his conditioning, his height and reach and his stance, would certainly test Mayweather, but in the past Floyd has said the new interim WBC welter champ is not on his radar.
Don’t expect this to change come Friday and beyond. Guerrero is good, and he would give Mayweather plenty to think about, but he isn’t a big enough name for Floyd to entertain.