Robert Guerrero has been looking for a blockbuster fight for a long while, starting with his promise to beat Manny Pacquiao, to him trying to convince the public that he is the perfect opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jr.
After it became clear that neither Mayweather Jr. nor Pacquiao is interested in fighting Guerrero, Robert picked another name to target:
“I believe I have the reach and speed to outbox Cotto. Skills win fights not weight and I’ll do it with no catch-weight or stipulations like a real throwback fighter would do,” stated Guerrero in a recent interview with BoxingScene.
To be honest, despite the fact that I like Guerrero, I would give him the same probability of winning against all three, and that chance is slim to none.
Fighting at this new weight is not something that he will be able to perfect and find the perfect pace for right away. He showed new signs of exhaustion and inability to dictate the fight against Selcuk Aydin, imagine what Cotto would do to the tired and overpowered Guerrero.
There are plenty of other fights Robert could seek out, yet he is stuck on trying to bet his career against the odds. I can understand how important it is for Robert to get that shot and prove himself in the ring against cream of the crop, but what he is doing is asking, nay, begging for a devastating loss.
Of course Cotto is not going to take that fight, or even humor the idea, as there are far more intriguing and more importantly higher-paying fights out there. But if for some magical reason Cotto ended up across the ring against Guerrero, unfortunately for Robert this would spell disaster and turn out to be one of the biggest mismatches in recent boxing history.