The wins of Guerrero and Alexander makes the welterweight division even more interesting
Jun 25 2014 11:27 PM
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Al Bernstein talks about the recent win Robert Guerrero scored over Yoshihiro  Kamegai and the Devon Alexander win over Jesus Soto Karass and what this means for them and the walterweight division.

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oubobcat says:

My gut feeling is that Guerrero is going to talk a big game but when some potential opponents are brought to the table (Thurman, Porter, Maidana, Garcia, Matthysse, Alexander, etc) he will price himself out.

I think the two fighters not named Mayweather or Pacquaio that Guerrero would be willing to fight right away and is aiming for are Khan and Broner. He sees dollar signs by both their names and also see vulnerabilities that he believes he can expose.

If he can't get Khan or Broner next, then I expect a stay busy fight against a very safe opponent.

Alexander I believe is willing to fight anybody. I think Khan is also a strong possibility for him. Another fight to keep an eye on is a Matthysse rematch. Alexander has a controversial win over Matthysse a few years ago in what was a very good fight. Both are at a crossroads right now in their respective careers and each could use a big win to vault themselves into bigger things. And both probably feel they can take the other at this point. A rematch between the two would not surprise me one bit.

thegreyman says:

[QUOTE=oubobcat;56553]My gut feeling is that Guerrero is going to talk a big game but when some potential opponents are brought to the table (Thurman, Porter, Maidana, Garcia, Matthysse, Alexander, etc) he will price himself out.

I think the two fighters not named Mayweather or Pacquaio that Guerrero would be willing to fight right away and is aiming for are Khan and Broner. He sees dollar signs by both their names and also see vulnerabilities that he believes he can expose.

If he can't get Khan or Broner next, then I expect a stay busy fight against a very safe opponent.

Alexander I believe is willing to fight anybody. I think Khan is also a strong possibility for him. Another fight to keep an eye on is a Matthysse rematch. Alexander has a controversial win over Matthysse a few years ago in what was a very good fight. Both are at a crossroads right now in their respective careers and each could use a big win to vault themselves into bigger things. And both probably feel they can take the other at this point. A rematch between the two would not surprise me one bit.[/QUOTE]

I think you're right about Guerrero. He seems to want quick and large payouts rather than competetive fights nowadays. He's so motivated by money that he wont take the slightest risk unless he's guaranteed millions for it. He values himself too highly after his loss to Mayweather. Maybe if he'd stayed active after that loss, he would be worth something close to what he thinks he is, but he's fallen off the radar somewhat, and a new crop has overtaken him in terms of getting fan's attention. Who's really excited about seeing Guerrero now?

I say he loses to Khan, and has a close fight with Broner, which he wins at 147, though I'm not that confident.

Alexander is an interesting fighter once again, and is solidly in the mix. He had an impressive win against a tough challenger- he looked really good in the Karras fight. It would be nice if we finally got to see the Khan-Alexander fight at long last- we were promised it last December but it never materialised. I was sure that Khan would win that in December, but I'm not so confident now… Another close fight.