In an open letter released to the media, Paulie Malignaggi is claiming that Robert Guerrero has been ducking a potential May 5 fight with him on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto bout.
At the very least, Malignaggi's letter is an entertaining bit of smack-talking, with a couple of well-reasoned points thrown in for good measure.
For Malignaggi, a fight with the up-and-coming Guerrero makes a lot of sense because it could show that he still has something to offer at this late stage of his career. More importantly, it could position him for potentially one more big payday against an elite name.
For Guerrero, the fight might contain more risk than reward. Guerrero does not need to beat a steppingstone name in order to get a shot at a quality opponent because he already has reached that stage, or is at least on the cusp of doing so.
Still, Guerrero is coming off of shoulder surgery, and thus, he could use some good rounds against a quality veteran such...