Danny Garcia vs. Robert Guerrero on Saturday Fox TV 5pm (Staples Center, Los Angeles).
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) vs. #2 WBC Danny Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs).
Garcia and Guerrero will be fighting for the vacant WBC welterweight title. And Guerrero’s dad will make sure of it! (see below videos).
Undefeated Danny Garcia is ready to prove that he belongs among the 147-lb division’s elite—while former champ Robert Guerrero (see below) is confident he can make one more run at a title.
It was a controversial move by the World Boxing Council to allow the Garcia-Guerrero fight to be for their WBC 147lb title, because there are higher ranked contenders than those two fighters that arguably should have been the ones fighting for the WBC title. Amir Khan is ranked #1 by the WBC, and Shawn Porter is #3, Lamont Peterson #4 and Andre Berto is #5.
You would think that some of those fighters should have been the ones fighting for the WBC welterweight title rather than Garcia and Guerrero. The WBC’s rankings are kind of backwards as well. They have Errol Spence Jr. at No.9, and it’s quite likely that he would KO the smaller Guerrero and Garcia. Spence has more size and punching power than Garcia and Guerrero. I don’t think it would even be a fair fight.
Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs) has amassed an impressive resume thus far into his still-blossoming career. He’s toppled the likes of former world champions Lamont Peterson, Erik Morales (twice), Zab Judah and Amir Khan, with his signature win coming over Lucas Matthysse two years ago. “Swift” most recently fought in August where he dominated Paulie Malignaggi, stopping the veteran in the ninth.
Guerrero (33-3-1, 18 KOs) hung tough with all-time great Floyd Mayweather, albeit in a losing effort, in May 2013. He’s also locked horns with Keith Thurman and Andre Berto, with his most recent performance coming in June where he edged the tough Aron Martinez over 10 rounds.
About Robert Guerrero:
Robert Joseph Guerrero (born March 27, 1983) is a former two-weight world champion, having held the IBF featherweight and super featherweight titles. He is also a former WBA and WBO interim lightweight and WBC interim welterweight champion.
Guerrero is trained by his father Ruben Guerrero, a former amateur champion, who introduced Robert and his five brothers to boxing as youngsters growing up in Gilroy, California. Read more.
Videos of dad: