Robert Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 knockouts) put on a decent performance during his last outing against Selcuk Aydin (23-1-0, 17 knockouts), handing the then undefeated Turk his first professional loss.
“The Ghost” is currently trying to secure a fight against undefeated Timothy Bradley (29-0-0, 12 knockouts), but “Desert Storm’s” camp doesn’t seem interested in the matchup.
Bradley’s trainer, Joel Diaz, recently dismissed the idea of a fight against Guerrero. According to Diaz, Bradley is only interested in fighting top-caliber level opponents like Floyd Mayweather and Miguel Cotto.
Guerrero’s manager, Luis DeCubas Jr., didn’t take Diaz’ words lightly, and he fired back during an interview with Boxingscene.com.
“This Joel Diaz looks like a bigger joke with every article,” DeCubas Jr. said. “I guess he doesn’t realize the guy who just beat his fighter came up from 108-pounds. So he wants to fight an unknown Russian [Ruslan Provodnikov] that’s a 140-pounder or a guy Bradley beat 11 out of 12 rounds [Lamont Peterson] — I guess those guys are on the Mayweather and Pacquiao level. … It sounds to me like he’s scared and looking for a way out of the fight and not to mention Team Bradley wants a rematch clause. He says Bradley can beat Robert on his worst day, but they are demanding a rematch clause.”
Robert Guerrero seems to be one of the best options for Bradley right now, so it’s a little surprising that team “Desert Storm” doesn’t seem interested in the idea. Bradley might be walking around with a win against Manny Pacquiao on his record, but he isn’t yet an elite level fighter.
Bradley’s next fight will be on Dec. 15, at Marlins Field in Miami, Fla. His opponent is yet to be determined.
Guerrero is a good as it gets for Bradley right now, and it’ll probably be in his best interest to accept the fight. Skill wise, they’re both pretty even, and a win against “The Ghost” would move Bradley a little closer to another big-money fight.
Rick Reeno, “Team Guerrero Fire Bombs on Tim Bradley, Trainer Diaz”
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.