Robert 'The Ghost' Guerrero makes his long awaited return to the ring this weekend, following his loss to pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather over a year ago.
Guerrero is now part of the ever expanding stable assumed by adviser Al Haymon and will make his return in California. A shot at Mayweather was a shot at the big time for Guerrero as it is for all who face the mercurial champion. He had worked his way up to be a more than worthy opponent, having been a world champion in multiple weight divisions.
He has shown real determination in his career to have worked his way up culminating in the fight against Mayweather last year.
Guerrero was ultimately outclassed by the American, but there is no shame in that at all. Mayweather outclasses other great boxers pretty much every time he fights and he is at present the unbeatable fighter.
Guerrero's record stands at 31 wins, two losses, one draw and two no contests. This is a good record which shows that he is a top level fighter but it doesn't tell the story of the struggles he has endured through his career. His main aim in boxing is to earn enough money to fund his wife's treatment for leukaemia. Guerrero has had to spend time away from the ring during his career in order to care for his wife. With this proving inspiration he is a formidable foe for any man.
Guerrero's opponent Yoshihiro Kamegai is more of an unknown quantity as the vast majority of his fights have taken place in his native Japan.
His record stands at 24 wins, one loss and one draw and will be determined to seize his chance to make a real name for himself. A victory over a name like Guerrero's would be massive and other big fights would surely come as a result.
The presence of 21 knockouts shows that Kamegai has good power and he is a pressure fighter who will make Guerrero work for the win. Guerrero will have to make sure that he has his mind on the man in front of him and not on possible bigger fights in the future. Following the lengthy lay-off he could be ring rusty and this shouldn't be an easy task.
Guerrero is the undoubted favourite coming into the fight and it is expected that he will come through successfully in good fashion.
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