Robert Guerrero, who currently holds the WBO Inter-Continental
Lightweight title after defeating Vicente Escobedo in November, is
the mandatory contender for Marquez’s world title.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero is ready to fight. He just needs an opponent.
According to a press release sent out by the Guerrero camp, The Ghost met with Golden Boy Promotions Jan. 28 to discuss his future.
With a projected April 9 fight between WBO Lightweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Erik Morales still up in the air, Guerrero (28-1-1, 18 KO’s) reiterated his desire to fight either boxer.
Guerrero, who currently holds the WBO Inter-Continental Lightweight title after defeating Vicente Escobedo in November, is the mandatory contender for Marquez’s world title.
“I’ve come to the realization that Marquez absolutely wants no part of me,” Guerrero said in the statement. “I’m his mandatory and he’s choosing to fight Morales. I don’t want to hear any nonsense that I don’t have a big enough name, or that he’s not going to make the money he wants fighting me. I’m a three-time world champion, I’ve fought on national TV numerous times, and more importantly, I believe this is a fight the fans want to see. So I’m not going to wait around for Marquez, I’m just going to move forward with my career and strive for that fourth world title.”
Guerrero also stated that he was told, no matter who the opponent is, he will indeed fight someone on April 9.
“Their goal is to keep me active,” Guerrero said in the statement regarding what he was told by Golden Boy. “They said my next fight will be on April 9th, regardless what the outcome is with Marquez and Morales. I’m seeking the biggest fights out there.”