• Welterweight

Guerrero out to shock Mayweather and the world

ESPN staff
January 3, 2013
Robert Guerrero, left, put Andre Berto thorough the mill in 2012 and wants to do likewise to Mayweather © PA Photos

Floyd Mayweather Jr's next challenger Robert Guerrero says he can shock the world by inflicting a maiden defeat on the American welterweight world champion.

Southpaw Guerrero faces his toughest test in the division when he takes on Mayweather in Las Vegas in May after moving up from lightweight in 2012.

His two bouts in his new weight class came against Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto and he won both encounters by unanimous decision.

The 29-year-old believes his ability to keep springing surprises will repeat itself on May 4 and he underlined his flexibility in the ring as a key component in his aim of bringing down Mayweather for the first time.

"People will find out the truth very soon," Guerrero told eastsideboxing.com.

"I'm a natural southpaw who can adapt to different styles in the ring. I'm also more athletic than most realise.

"It's all there to defeat Floyd…everyone will be in shock…I'm going to tell everyone 'I told you so.'"

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