Found November 27, 2012 on
The Queensbury Rules:
Juan Manuel Lopez
Juan Manuel Marquez
(Robert Guerrero, left, Andre Berto, right; via)
It was another fine weekend for the sport of boxing: An ugly, mauling affair between an undersized welterweight and a much-maligned, frequently pampered villain metamorphosed into a demonstration of human willpower at nearly its finest, while an old hero made an initially electrifying comeback that turned disappointing yet somehow still elevated the man.
Fight of the Year. It's not my leader for Fight of the Year, is Robert Guerrero's win over Andre Berto, but it is a candidate. Is it in the top five? I would say so. There's Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado, there's Orlando Salido-Juan Manuel Lopez II, there's Brian Viloria-Hernan Marquez and there are a few others dotting the landscape of 2012, with other fights yet ahead with potential to win the prize. I did love rounds 7 and 11 and think both of them are strong Round of the Year candidates, too. It was a fight with a weird pace: It began with those two ...
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Robert Guerrero called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. following his win over Andre Berto on Saturday, and it sounds like there may be interest in the fight from Money’s side.
The LA Times reports that Golden Boy Promotions has initiated discussions about the fight with Mayweather’s reps.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer told the Times that “interest is there” on Mayweather’s side...
Last night in Manchester, Ricky Hatton lost his comeback bid against Vyacheslav Senchenko, getting dropped by a left hook to the liver in Round 9, unable to beat the count. He had been winning on the scorecards at the time of the knockout, so it's too bad that he couldn't hang on for the victory. After the fight, Hatton announced that he's retiring for good now and stepping...
Ricky Hatton got knocked out by Vyacheslav Senchenko on Saturday night, bringing an abrupt end to his one fight comeback from retirement. If you missed the action or just want to see how it all went down, then take a look at this video of the Hatton vs. Senchenko highlights, and the knockout punch that ended Ricky Hatton's career. It was a pinpoint, perfectly placed left hook...
More than a few boxing pundits were eating crow this weekend, having predicted that Ricky Hatton would whip Vyacheslav Senchenko, winning either by a lopsided points decision or late round stoppage. Although I was among those predicting a Hatton win, I don't feel I'm among the sports writers who dined on exotic fowl, since I came very close to pegging what actually happened...
Looking physically and mentally shopworn after suffering a ninth round knockout loss to Ukrainian Vyacheslav Senchenko last night at the Manchester Arena in England, former WBA welterweight and IBF light welterweight champion Ricky Hatton announced he will never again throw … Continue reading →
Ontario, Calif. – Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1) defended his interim WBC welterweight title the hard way Saturday night, battling contender Andre Berto (28-2) in a blood-and-guts clash to win by unanimous decision, 116-110 on all three judges' scorecards. The DSH also scored the fight 116-110 from ringside at Citizens Business Bank Arena.
If you didn't see it for yourself, the Robert Guerrero vs. Andre Berto welterweight clash at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California, on Saturday night was a bruising and grueling affair. Just take a look at these photos and see the kind of damage dealt when Guerrero and Berto squared off against one another. Particularly startling is the special Berto before...
Following Robert Guerrero's huge win over Andre Berto on Saturday night, it's time to revisit the top 10 in the welterweight division. Guerrero is on the move towards the top of 147 pounds, as he showed not only that he can hang with the best in that division, but he can punish them too. He was more physical than Berto, and he wouldn't be denied. With his southpaw stance...
In a battle that huge stakes, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs) thoroughly dominated former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto (28-2, 22 KOs), over twelve grinding back and forth action-packed rounds, dropping him twice in the process. The slug-fest has many commentators, fans and media, considering this war to be "Fight of the year"...
Looking at Robert Guerrero, it’s easy to take him lightly. He doesn’t look like someone that would make you fearful in an alley. He doesn’t have that knockout punch or flashy style that typically evokes a strong fan base or widespread wonder. He just keeps winning. After titles in 4 weight class, including a record that shows only one loss, since avenged, it’s time to start...
In 2012, Robert Guerrero became the third fighter in boxing history to win a world title at featherweight and welterweight, joining the likes of legends Henry Armstrong and future Hall of Famer Manny Pacquiao. Guerrero also joins the rare breed of fighters, who have jumped up two weight classes to win world championships, which include Roberto Duran, Roy Jones Jr., and Sugar...
In Saturday night boxing, Robert Guerrero was set to battle Andre Berto in the WBC interim welterweight title fight. The results were a unanimous decision for Guerrero with a 116-110 score from the judges, Julie Lederman, Alejandro Rochin and Max DeLuca. Not only was Berto knocked down in the first two rounds. Both his [...]
In an article by ESPN New York, undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will select his next opponent next week. Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer was impressed by Robert Guerrero’s performance last week and would really like to put him in front of Mayweather. Schaefer was quoted as saying that he is talking to Mayweather’s camp to see what the possibility is of that...
Amidst the furor of Ricky Hatton’s short-lived comeback, there was an excellent fight further down Saturday night’s Manchester bill featuring two of Britain’s best super bantamweights, as Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe squared off for a second time.
Their first fight proved inconclusive, ending in anti-climax with a bad cut to Munroe leaving him unable to continue, while Quigg’s...