Robert Guerrero delighted his home crowd by unanimously outpointing Selcuk Aydin on Saturday night to win the WBC interim welterweight title.
Aydin (23-1, 17 KOs) landed the harder punches throughout the fight, but Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs) landed considerably more and that proved to be the difference to the judges.
Guerrero won 117-111 on judge Mike Tate's card and 116-112 for Mark Green and Max Deluca on the other two.
Guerrero moved up two weight classes to take on Aydin in his first fight since beating Michael Katsidis in a lightweight battle in April 2011. Guerrero had to cancel his fight last summer against Marcos Maidana to undergo surgery on his left shoulder.
He said he had some rust from the time off but was pleased with how he performed.
"I felt great at welterweight," Guerrero said. "I wanted to fight the best and that's why I fought Selcuk. No one in the division wanted to fight him. He's been avoided. I came in and took care of business. I believe in my talents an...