Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) talked his way into a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr last year in May, but unfortunately, he came up empty in losing by a 12 round unanimous decision. Guerrero feels that he didn’t fight the fight that he could have, and he now would like to get a rematch against Floyd in order to show some different parts of his game.
Guerrero has worked on his conditioning in the year that he’s been out of the ring, and he believes that with his conditioning and his technical skills, he could beat Mayweather.
Before Guerrero can start talking rematch with Mayweather, he needs to get by his next opponent Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s), who Guerrero will be fighting on Showtime this Saturday night from the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
When asked by Ellie Sechback from enewsreporting.com, who he would like to fight next, Guerrero said “Of course, Mayweather, man. That’s who everyone wants. I want another shot at it. I felt like I could have given it a lot more, especially with the new training regimen I’m doing. I want to showcase everything I’m doing and try to get back in position again [for another Mayweather fight].”
Guerrero will need to beat Kamegai and look good in doing so. Guerrero isn’t much of a knockout puncher, but he’s going to need to in order to impress Mayweather enough and the fans for him to be able to get a second fight against Mayweather. It’s not entirely up to Mayweather whether he gives Guerrero a rematch or not.
He would obviously need to have his decision blessed by Showtime/CBS, because he still has 3 fights left of his 6-fight contract, and they’re paying him big money for each fight. They may not like the idea of Mayweather fighting Guerrero a second time given that their previous fight didn’t bring in huge pay-per-view numbers on Showtime.