Robert Guerrero speaking in Carson, Calif. (Photo: Gene Blevins – Hogan Photos)
By Chris Robinson
This weekend, former multi-division titlist Robert Guerrero returns to the ring when he faces off with once-beaten Yoshihiro Kamegai at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
The fight marks Guerrero’s first match since dropping a wide points loss to Floyd Mayweather over a year ago in Las Vegas.
For the Gilroy native, the break from boxing was much needed.
“I took some time off,” Guerrero said recently. “It’s been a year. I’ve been doing a lot of crossfit training and it’s been really elevating my game. I’m excited to get out there and showcase what I can do.”
With the shakeup following Richard Schaefer’s exit from Golden Boy Promotions, it remains to be seen what Guerrero’s options for opponents will be moving forward.
One thing that the 30-year old is open to is a meeting with Manny Pacquiao before the Filipino icon calls it a day.
“He’s a great fighter inside of the ring and outside of the ring also,” Guerrero explained. “Everything he’s been doing for the Philippines. He’s a great guy and I would love to fight him. He’s one of the legends in the sport and that’s one of the fights that I would love to be in before I retire.”
Check out the full interview with Guerrero below…
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