Today in San Jose, California, Robert Guerrero held a press conference to discuss his upcoming July fight against Selcuk Aydin. The Guerrero vs. Aydin welterweight fight for the vacant interim WBC strap will be held on July 28th, and will be televised on Showtime. Right here, check out the quotes from Guerrero and Aydin as they each prepare for a huge showdown that will help to shape the future of the division.
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, Former Three-Division World Champion
“Selcuk is coming to the United States and he wants to prove a point. He’s an unknown Turkish guy who was ducked by Floyd Mayweather and now he’s coming to fight and make a huge statement. This is his chance for him to prove to American boxing fans that he’s the real deal.
“I have to be ready for a guy like this. He is trying to creep up on me and shock the world. He’s one of those tough guys that tries to knock everyone out, which makes for a really exciting fight, and I’ll be ready.
“I know this is going to be a great fight for Bay Area fans. Some people say they are hungry like a lion, but I’m hungry like a cockroach…nothing is hungrier than a roach.”
Selcuk Aydin, Undefeated #1-Rated WBC Welterweight Contender (Via Skype from Stuttgart, Germany)
“I would fight anyone. Victor Ortiz, Andre Berto, Floyd Mayweather, etc., but those fights couldn’t be made, so I’m happy Robert Guerrero stepped up to take the challenge.
“I’m confident that I will come out victorious on July 28. Robert has never been in with a guy like me. He has come up in weight from featherweight but now he is facing a true welterweight.
“I’m ready to come to America and show fans what I’m made of.”
Guerrero vs. Aydin, a 12-round fight for the vacant WBC Interim Welterweight World Championship, is presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Arena-Box Promotion and sponsored by Corona, DeWalt Tools and AT&T. The SHOWTIME Championship Boxing telecast will air live at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast) with co-featured events to be announced and preliminary fights to air live on SHOWTIME EXTREME® at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT
Tickets, priced at $252, $127, $62 and $26, are available for purchase at the HP Pavilion box office, by calling 1-800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.