ROBERT ‘THE GHOST’ GUERRERO
TO TEST ANDRE BERTO’S “SOFT CHIN”
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By Lem Satterfield – RingTV.com
Welterweight contender Robert Guerrero is supremely confident heading into his HBO-televised clash with two-time 147-pound beltholder Andre Berto, of Winter Haven, Fla., on Nov. 24 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
“I don’t think that he’s seen anything like me in his pro career or during his amateur career like what I bring to the table. I know that the game plan that we’re going to put together is going to be very effective against Andre Berto,” said Guerrero, who will be after his 15th consecutive victory and his 10th knockout during that run.
“I come to fight. Just coming out doing my thing and working hard and breaking him down and looking him into his eyes. The last time that he had somebody in there breaking him down and putting it on him, when they looked at his eyes, they were looking up at the clock.”
A former IBF and WBC title-winner, Berto (28-1, 22 knockouts) tested positive for the banned substance norandrosterone under the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, forcing the cancelation of a remacth againstVictor Ortiz that was scheduled for June.
Having blamed the positive test result on a contaminated substance, Berto, 29, was granted a one-year license by the California State Athletic Commission in July to fight in the state after having tested negative for “anabolic steroids and masking agents.”
Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs) initially turned down an offer to face Berto over concerns regarding his positive test, however, the fighters have contractually agreed to mandatory drug testing by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
“[The drug testing] evens the playing field to where you know that if you do anything, then you know it’s going to show up,” said Guerrero. “You know, with him having tested positive once already, it would really tarnish his career completely if he does do anything. Continue Reading…
Publicist – Team Guerrero