Dennis Taylor

Guerrero willing to fight at junior welterweight

Robert Guerrero, who won the first of his five world title belts in the 126-pound featherweight division, reportedly is now willing to fight at junior welterweight, or even welterweight, if the right opportunity presents itself.

"I'm willing to fight to fight anyone at 140, and possibly 147, if a big fight comes my way," Guerrero told Lem Satterfield of "I'm taking on all comers because, like I've always said, I want to fight the best, and I want to beat the best."

Guerrero boosted his record to 29-1-1, with 18 knockouts, with a lopsided, unanimous-decision conquest of top contender Michael Katsidis two weekends ago, a bout that took place at 135 pounds. That victory added the WBA and WBO interim lightweight belts to a trophy case that already holds two IBF championship belts from the featherweight division, and one at junior lightweight.

The interim status makes Guerrero the mandatory challenger to both 37-year-old WBO and WBA champion Juan Manuel Marquez (52-5-1, 38 KOs).

Guerrero told BoxingScene he'd also be willing to take on Manny Pacquiao (52-3-2, 38 KOs), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (41-0, 25 KOs), Victor Ortiz (29-2-2, 22 KOs) — all welterweights — or junior welterweight beltholders Timothy Bradley (27-0, 11 KOs) and Amir Khan (24-1, 17 KOs).

"I have a lot of faith in my abilities, and God has blessed me with a great body, and great talent, and a great mental space to want to be in there with the best" Guerrero said. "I want to show the world that from Robert Guerrero, the best is yet to come."

Dennis Taylor is editor/publisher of and co-host of The Ringside Boxing Show.

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