AMIR KHAN is mandated to face the winner of this weekend’s clash for the vacant WBC welterweight title between Danny Garcia and Robert Guerrero – plus he lost to the former in 2012 – so who better to ask to preview that match than Bolton’s “King”? “Guerrero has a come-forward style and is always looking to press and pressure his opponents,” Khan noted, exclusively to Boxing News, of the southpaw.
Garcia is an awful match for him stylistically at this stage of his career.
The fight is for the WBC belt relinquished by Mayweather previous year and it certainly won't lack passion as both have strong Latino bloodlines. His best win was probably against Wale Omotoso back this last June and a win against Martinez would put him in discussion for final eliminator fight, which of course would lead to a future title shot.
Guerrero is trained by his father, Ruben, who doesn't believe for one second his son is done. He hasn't been blessed with tremendous reflexes and super speedy hands and feet. So we feel great.
"He has awakened the devil", Garcia said of Guerrero and his camp.
But that was the decision the WBC made, and it's not as if Guerrero lobbied for the chance.
Garcia remains unbeaten at 31-0 and should carry too much firepower for Guerrero (33-3-1), an old school warrior who has seen better days and was given a master-class in disciplined defensive boxing by Mayweather three years ago. Perhaps Guerrero has learned a lesson and corrected it for this fight.
"So the only reason he doesn't take the Brook fight is because he's afraid of losing". They're the type of fighters who like to mix it up and trade. I can't take a lot of unnecessary punishment. "And you just pray to God that they get taken care of", Robert said.
Still, Garcia predicted a fifth-round KO, which Guerrero welcomed.