Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero couldn’t be more confident heading into his Nov. 24 matchup against Andre Berto, and the interim WBC welterweight champion plans to make a strong statement when the two collide at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Berto seems to be the bigger puncher heading into their fight, but Guerrero isn’t intimidated in anyway. As far as “The Ghost” is concerned, if anyone’s getting knocked out on Nov. 24, it’s going to be Berto.
“I believe I can knock him out,” Guerrero said during an interview with Boxingscene.com. “I ain’t looking for the knockout but if it happens it happens. Like I said before, I’m coming to beat him down. I’ll be glad if it goes 12 rounds because I want to send this guy home hurting, damaged. That’s what boxing’s about; putting beatings on people and that’s what I’m going to do. … I’m happy just to fight. I love to fight [so] it doesn’t matter who it is. The unfortunate thing [for Berto] is it has to be [him] so he has to take the wrath of Guerrero.”
Berto and Robert Guerrero matchup up well with one another, and I expect a very competitive fight when these two square up.
Robert handed the heavy-handed Selcuk Aydin his first professional loss during his welterweight debut, proving he’s skilled enough to deal with bigger, stronger opponents. Berto is obviously a lot more talented than Aydin is, so Guerrero will be in for a much tougher test when the two square up on Nov. 24.
Berto has had his share of trials in the past year, and he’ll be motivated to make a strong statement against Guerrero. Robert will be just as determined, as he feels a win against Berto will move him closer to a shot at either Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather.
“The fight with Berto is just going to get me that one step closer to that mega fight with either a Manny [Pacquiao] or a Floyd Mayweather,” Robert Guerrero added.
David is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and boxing practitioner who has watched and studied MMA for the past 9 years. Send him your questions @davidkingwriter.