WEEKEND BOXING ODDS & PREDICTIONS

July 26th, 2012 By Pedro Fernandez

Can Robert Guerrero Cut It At 147 lbs?

Friday, July 27, 2012

Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ- (ESPN2) Henry Lundy (22-1-1, 11 KOs) vs. Raymundo Beltran (25-6, 6 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Lundy 3-1. Not a huge fan of Lundy, but appears to be the better of the two.
Farah Ennis (19-1, 12 KOs) vs. Richard Pierson (11-2, 8 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Ennis 12-5. Pierson will be lucky to last the distance!

Reynosa, Mexico- Jorge Lara (17-0-1, 12 KOs) vs. Cesar Juarez (12-1, 11 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Lara 7-5. Close fight between two Mexicans.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA- (Showtime) Robert Guerrero (29-1-1, 19 KOs) vs. Selcuk Aydin (23-0, 17 KOs) (vacant WBC 147 lb. title) Odds/Prediction: Guerrero 11-5.


Doesn’t look so close to me. Only question is how can Robert handle 147 lbs. Dropping $2,200 to win $3,200.
Shawn Porter (19-0, 14 KOs) vs. Alfonso Gomez (23-5-2, 12 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Gomez 8-5. Gomez long in tooth and slow. Porter was laying sparring whippings on Manny Pacquiao. Only knock on Porter is he can he handle a guy who has fought bigger guys and done OK. Close fight going with unbeaten Porter to beat “gatekeeper” Gomez.
George Groves (14-0, 11 KOs) vs. Francisco Serra (25-5-1, 22 KOs) Odds/Prediction: Even! Brit makes US debut and is British champ, but Mexican mauler has some decent names on his resume and can punch.

Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA- (Telefutura) Ronnie Rios (18-0) vs. David Rodela (16-6-3) Odds/Prediction:
Julio Diaz (38-7, 27 KOs) vs.Henry Aurad (14-4-1, 11 KOs) Odds/Prediction Diaz 7-5. Colombian fighter has been stopped thrice. Looks like Diaz is supposed to win here.

Pedro Fernandez

COMMENTS

  1. Good to see the Ghost back in action. Always enjoy his fights as he always brings it. Hope he wins big and he gets lined up for a big payday/fight. Also, just curious Pedro, how is Mrs Guerrero coming along these days? Hope she is well. As tough as Robert is, his Ol’ Lady is 10 times tougher. Peace.

    Pete the Sneak on July 27th, 2012 at 5:34 AM
  2. She is doing great. Bonemarrow.org was the key to her recovery.

    Pedro Fernandez on July 27th, 2012 at 10:50 AM
  3. Porter-Gomez is at 147.

    O-Ren Ishii on July 27th, 2012 at 5:59 PM
  4. Just finished a few hours of going through Aydin footage (for the first time) just to see if there is an upset lurking here in what otherwise has the style ingredients for an ugly fight.

    I’ve always thought Guerrero could be beaten by a tough physical pressure fighter of good quality who is close to the same size but I doesn’t like Aydin is quite good enough “quality” department.

    Still remains to be seen how Gurrero performs at weltherweight, and for all Aydin’s flaws he will be a much more damaging puncher than anyone Gurrero has faced in an offical fight, so there are some tantalizing variables to play out especially as the fight goes into the late rounds.

    Assumin Gurerro can be as quick and dynamic at 147 as we’ve seen in the past, I think he’ll win a decision in a fight resembling Froch-Abraham.

    Ten Count on July 28th, 2012 at 6:44 PM
  5. Can Guerrero cut it at 147?

    Dominate, NO but cut it… Ghost can win fights at 147 and the fact that he is a 11-5 favorite says more than I can.

    I first met and spoke to Robert when he was a highly touted prospect at 126, a very tall man for that class, we talked about his upward mobility and he assured me that not only could he fight at 140, he could drop and make 122 and win a world title there.

    Guerrero, perhaps more than anyone I talked to, laid out what he could do, would do and called his shot in a way I find in retrospect to be pretty much close to being second to none… That and if there is a better, more genuine person in Boxing than Robert Guerrero is…

    Jack Dunne on August 3rd, 2012 at 7:32 PM

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