It wasn't the tuneup fight is was supposed to be for Robert Guerrero. It wasn't an easy fight that would allow him to shine. In fact, it was perhaps one of the hardest fights of his career. Robert Guerrero was dropped at the end of the 4th round, wobbly at the begin of the 5th, but managed to come back to steal a split decision victory over Aron Martinez Saturday afternoon at the StubHub Center on PBC on NBC. Scores were 95-94, 94-95, and 97-92 for Guerrero.
From round one Martinez came out making it a fight. He forced Guerrero to the ropes and on the inside banging him to the body and to the head. Guerrero fought back but was outgunned often losing the exchanges. After the fourth round, Guerrero's father advised him to stop trying to brawl and to start boxing the tough Martinez. Guerrero listend, winning perhaps the four final rounds which gave him the decision. The 97-92 score for Guerrero was nothing short of disgusting as most media had it 95-94 either way. Guerrero improved to 33-3-1, 18 KO's. Martinez fell to 19-3-1, 4 KO's.
Opening up the PBC televised card, undefeated heavyweight Dominic Breazeale (15-0, 14 KO's) took care of business by knocking out previously unbeaten Yasmany Consuegra (17-1, 14 KO's). Breazeale was having trouble avoiding the right hand of Consuegra early but managed to get out him in round three with his heavy power shots.