'The Ghost' wants to fight Pacquiao


Posted at Aug 07 2011 09:32 PM | Updated as of Aug 08 2011 07:09 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Featherweight boxer Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero recently added his name to the long list of fighters who want to battle pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

In an interview with boxing website The Sweet Science, Guerrero said that he is aiming for a fight with the Filipino boxing icon.

“He (Pacquiao) is pound for pound the best fighter in boxing,” Guerrero said.

The American boxer insisted, however, that he has what it takes to fight Pacquiao.

“I am one of those throwback fighters. I want to be the best,” he said. “And if you want to be the best, you have to beat the best.”

“I know Pacquiao does not run or duck from anybody,” he added.

He is set to fight ferocious power puncher Marcos Maidana on August 27.

“Maidana is a huge puncher... A lot of people duck Maidana. But it was my choice to fight him. I picked Marcos Maidana because he is one of the hardest hitting guys in boxing,” he said.

Guerrero holds a record of 29 wins, with 1 loss and 1 draw. Eighteen of his victories have come by knockout.