Trainer Ruben Guerrero is wary of the hunger that #7 IBF, #13 WBC Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) will be bringing to the ring tonight in his fight against former two division world champion Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA.
This is one of those bouts where you really can’t say what’s going to happen in the ring because Guerrero is still so unproven at 147, and he looked terrible in getting beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr last year in May. Guerrero’s response to the loss was to pull back and stop fighting for an entire year, and that’s something you don’t like to see. It doesn’t give you a sense that he’s fully committed to fighting at this point in his career.
During the time that Guerrero has been sitting back licking his wounds, Kamegai has stayed busy and fought three times. As such, Kamegai should be the sharper fighter tonight with the better stamina. If this fight goes passed the 6th round, we could see Guerrero tiring out if Kamegai pushes a fast pace on him to make him fight harder than his rusty body will let him.
“He’s coming to make a name and those are the dangerous fighters to get an opportunity like that and come to the United States,” Ruben said to esnewsreporting.com. “He’s training hard; he’s training real hard, because there’s always upsets, Bro. We can’t let that happen. We’ve trained hard. Robert will be ready to go, and it’ll be a good fight. He’s a tough fighter and he comes to fight. That’s what Robert likes to do. He likes to fight and it’s going to be a good fight. Everybody has to watch it because they’re going to see what Robert’s all about; guys that don’t run. Same thing like Berto. He came to fight and Robert came to fight, and everybody saw what he did to Berto.