MANILA, Philippines – After a successful debut at the welterweight division, American boxer Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero believes he is ready to challenge unbeaten fight Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Guerrero outpointed Turkish boxer Selcuk Aydin last weekend at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California to win the interim World Boxing Council (WBC) welterweight title.
“I’m looking for the best fights,” Guerrero told Boxing Scene following his victory. “It’s just about getting these guys in the ring.”
“I’m the mandatory (challenger) to Floyd. Let’s make it happen,” he added.
Mayweather, the full WBC welterweight champion, is currently incarcerated at the Clark County Jail in Las Vegas for domestic violence.
Guerrero said he feels “great” at the welterweight division and is already calling out the division’s best.
“I wanted to fight the best and that’s why I fought Selcuk. No one in the division wanted to fight him,” Guerrero said of the Turkish fighter, who was undefeated going into the fight.
“He’s been avoided. I came in and took care of business. I believe in my talents and I boxed and used my skills tonight,” he said.
Guerrero said that with his victory, he successfully put himself in a position to challenge Mayweather.
“Hopefully, when he gets out (of jail), we can do it,” he said.
But “The Ghost” said he is willing to fight other boxers in the meantime.
“Right now, I’m in a great position,” he said in a separate Boxing Scene interview. “We’re in an awesome position. Now it’s about making fights, whoever it is.”
“We’re looking for that Mayweather fight. If we can’t get it, we’re looking for the next best fight out there,” Guerrero added.