Former IBF featherweight and super-featherweight champion Robert Guerrero ‘is hungry and ready to fight’. The 29 year-old southpaw from Gilroy, California faces German based tough guy Selcuk Aydin at the HP pavilion in San Jose, California on Saturday and says he is in great shape for his WBC interim welterweight title battle against Aydin.
Speaking at a media workout on Wednesday Guerrero said: "I had a great camp. I’ll let my training talk in the ring. I’ve been in Lake Tahoe for two months and I’m in great shape. This is the best camp I’ve ever had.
"My wife is doing better now and I can focus on boxing. Before, you guys only saw 50 percent of me in the ring. Now, I can give it 100 percent.
"I’m hungry and ready to fight.
"I want to thank Aydin for taking on the challenge to face me.
"He said he was going to break my jaw and that motivated me more. That pushed me even harder to get in there and bring it.
"I’m making my way back into the ring so this fight is very important for my career. I’m 100 percent focused and I know what I need to do on Saturday. If they think we’re looking past him, they’re wrong."
As expected Aydin is also confident of victory and also revealed he has had a great training camp leading up to th fight. "Most of the time when you have a big fight coming up you talk big,” said Aydin, “but I’m not a man of big words; I like to prove myself in the ring.
"I know what I came here for, to put on a great fight. We know our opponent, we know he is tough, but we came here to win and take the title back to Turkey.
"I’ve been fighting for 20 years and I know what I have to do to win. You’ll see on Saturday night.
"I can hit hard, but I will also box. I can’t wait to prove to the United States fans what I can do in the ring.
"We know Robert is very experienced, so I won’t say anything against him, but I know what I’ve done. I’ve had a great camp and I’m prepared for anything that happens on Saturday. I know what I’m all about and you’ll find out soon enough."
July 26, 2012