Robert "Ghost" Guerrero and Seluck "Mini Tyson" Aydin gave a prelude to their bout Saturday night at their weigh-in, as the two boxers got into a minor scuffle adding to the excitement already surrounding this bout.
After Guerrero and Aydin made their weights—Guerrero came in at 145.75 pounds and Aydin at 146.5—the two got into a heated stare down that turned physical after Aydin put his fist under Guerrero's chin.
Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KOs) didn't take kindly to Aydin's (22-0, 17 KOs) move and showed his displeasure by shoving Aydin into his posse before each of the boxers' crews broke up the action before it could escalate further.
The little bit of action at the weigh-in will only intensify inside the ring and set up what should be an exciting bout for the interim WBC welterweight title—the full title is held by Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gets out of jail on August 3rd.
A key thing to look for is if the year layoff from the ring for Guerrero has any effects on his performance, especially early on in the fight.
If it does, there is a chance that Aydin can catch Guerrero in a frustrated state, opening up opportunities for big shots to be landed and a chance for Aydin to knock Guerrero out, living up to his "Mini Tyson" nickname.
Guerrero has hope of a possible showdown with Mayweather with a win on Saturday, as he has made it clear that he wants the pound-for-pound great (per ESNEWS.com).
If you think Guerrero might look past the undefeated Aydin, one must not worry as Guerrero told the San Francisco Chronicle that he is focused squarely in Aydin.
Guerrero told the San Francisco Chronicle:
I just spent six weeks in Lake Tahoe only thinking about this guy, so no, I am not looking past him, He is the challenge in front of me, and I just want to fight the best guys and keep knocking on the door.
If Guerrero can give an impressive showing Saturday, a Mayweather showdown would be a real possibility in the future. Guerrero must concentrate on Aydin first, as "Mini Tyson" could give his best Buster Douglass impersonation Saturday and put a halt to Ghost's rising career by pulling off the upset.
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