Robert Guerrero: “ I am ready for the fight”
INTERVIEW By Benny Henderson Jr. (May 18, 2006)
Robert Guerrero
After some much needed time off, fasting prayer and some hard-core training the stinging southpaw sensation Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero 16-1-1 (9 KO’s) returns to the ring this Thursday night at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Ca to take on the long time tough fisted journeyman Sandro Marcos 25-14-2 (21 KO’s), a fight where “The Ghost” feels he defiantly has to make a strong statement.

We last seen Guerrero in action December of ’05 losing out a hard fought split decision to Gamaliel Diaz, Robert’s first L on his record, but the twenty-three year old pugilist felt it was a positive loss, “The loss to Diaz was positive for me, it showed me to not be over confident and to not over look anybody, I was in shape for the fight but wasn’t focused.”

Guerrero said the experience was humbling, and in his time away the past five months the faith filled Christian fighter turned to prayer, fasting and in doing so realized that you always have to remain humble and never underestimate anybody. But with the time off he stayed in shape and come fight night, he’ll be ready, “I have stayed strong in the Lord and stayed in shape, I am ready for this fight.”

As far as his opponent goes, Marcos is a tough Mexican fighter who comes to lay it on the line, despite losing out to some major players in the sport he has some impressive power and one big win over the former world champion Johnny Tapia. When talking about his opponent Guerrero had this to say to the Doghouse, “ I don’t know much about him, I do know that he has an impressive KO ratio, so he has to have some pop, but I am focused and ready to take care of business.”

In preparing for his comeback bout under the tutelage of John Bray, Robert sparred with world champion Israel Vasquez and the brother of the Pac-man Bobby Pacquiao, “ I was sparring with world class fighters so that gives me confidence, and I am ready to take advantage of the opportunities that God has given me”.

Robert is ready to pick up where he left off before the Diaz fight, electrifying the fight world with his uncanny style delivering the pain to his opponents, all and all Robert isn’t looking to the past but to the future which still is bright for the young star. And the on thing that he wants out to the public is for people to know that you cannot take anything for granted, and to do your job no matter what it may be with joy and honor. In Robert’s words, “God has truly blessed me, and I am going to take advantage of every opportunity.”

I would like to thank Mario Serrano for hooking this interview up, and another thank you goes out to Robert Guerrero for his time and thoughts.

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