Robert Guerrero is at a serious crossroads in his career. Next up, a fight against the undefeated but vulnerable Danny Garcia. Guerrero struggled in 2015, losing to Keith Thurman and struggling to beat someone that many felt he should have walked right through, Aron Martinez. Win or lose, Guerrero needs to look good against Garcia on January 23rd on PBC on FOX. Guerrero has hope, as Garcia hasn't looked good in the ring in about two years. Guerrero answered some questions yesterday at the conference call in regards to the fight.
DO YOU THINK YOU CAME BACK TO FAST AFTER THE THURMAN LOSS?
"I have no excuses. And, you know what? I came back; it was three months after the fight. I think somewhere around there; it was back in camp. Aron Martinez is a tough guy. Everybody saw his last fight and what he did. He came out rough and tough and did his job. I think I have no excuses. I went out there and got the job done, he gave me a tough fight, and I'm not going to take anything away from Aron Martinez because he trained his butt off and came and did what he did and got the job done. So I have no excuses for that fight. You just got to get back on top of it and work hard."
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON DANNY?
"He's been in some close fights. That's the decision of the judges; that's their job to do that. But, you're just as good as your last fight. That's what you look at. He came in and got the job done and stopped him. He cracked the wall through a division. Now it's time to step in with me and that's what we're focusing on. We put a great game plan together and we're excited to get out there and execute it."
WHERE DO YOU SEE THIS FIGHT PUTTING YOU BACK INTO THE RANKINGS?
This throws me right back in. There's lot of hype behind Danny Garcia coming at 147 pounds. There's a lot of big talk that he's the next star in boxing that's going to take over. Like he says himself, stars come to Hollywood. He's a big star in the sport and I'm not going to say he's not because he's been doing what he's had to do. He's undefeated; he's taken out a lot of top guys. His resume is great.