Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero, 29(18)-1-1, will be making his long anticipated return to the ring on Saturday, July 28th against the undefeated Selcuk Aydin, 23(17)-0, at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
The 12-round fight will be for the WBC interim welterweight title.
Aydin goes by the moniker "Mini-Tyson," mostly for his fighting style and knockout power.
There has been some bad blood and trash talking going on between Guerrero and Aydin during the press conferences to promote this fight, which will be televised live on Showtime that night.
Guerrero was initially slated to fight the always exciting Argentinian former champion Marcos Maidana last year, but he had to pull out of the fight due to a shoulder injury.
Then, after recovering from his injury, Robert was being hyped to be next in line for the top pound-for-pound American champion Floyd Mayweather. He almost became Mayweather's opponent for the huge Cinco De Mayo fight weekend, mostly due to the brilliant promotion of his publicist Mario Serrano. But in the final hour, Mayweather ended up going with a fight against Miguel Cotto for that date.
That brings us now to the Guerrero versus Aydin fight for July 28th.
An interesting thing to note is that Aydin has spent most of his career fighting at welterweight, whereas Guerrero has not yet fought at welterweight—or even at 140 lbs—so he is pretty much jumping up two weight classes.
Guerrero is also coming off of a long layoff with a significant injury to his shoulder. He hasn't fought since April 9th, 2011 against Michael Katsidis, where he won a unanimous decision.
Again, this is for the WBC welterweight interim title. Floyd Mayweather is the current WBC welterweight champion, but with his current prison sentence and having fought and won the 154-lb title, it is not certain if Mayweather will retain or vacate that title yet.
So, here's your chance fight fans! We will be doing an exclusive interview with Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero soon, so send in your questions if you have any for the former super featherweight and featherweight champion.
King J is the Bleacher Report Boxing Community Leader and a Featured Columnist.
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