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Robert Guerrero Talked About As Opponent for Victor Ortiz or Erik Morales

Lightweight contender Robert Guerrero is willing to take a fight at 147 pounds next. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Lightweight contender Robert Guerrero is willing to take a fight at 147 pounds next. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

Lem Satterfield of BoxingScene.com reports that current lightweight contender Robert Guerrero is willing to move up in weight, and could find himself in a money fight sooner than later.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says that Guerrero is willing to move up two full weight classes to welterweight and fight "anyone," including Victor Ortiz, who recently defeated Andre Berto to win an alphabet belt. Guerrero could also move up to 140 to face Erik Morales, who fights next on July 30 on HBO pay-per-view. Other Morales options include a rematch with Marcos Maidana (which sold horribly on PPV the first time but was a splendid fight), and old rival Marco Antonio Barrera for a fourth meeting. Barrera, a free agent, has worked with Top Rank recently but was one of the original "big four" at Golden Boy.

Guerrero also said after his April 9 win against Michael Katsidis on the Morales-Maidana card that he'd love to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr., which may have sounded crazy at first, but truth is we've seen welterweight Mayweather accept a public challenge from a lightweight in the past, so you can't count it out.

Guerrero (29-1-1, 18 KO) has won alphabet belts at 126 and 130 pounds, plus interim trinkets at 135.

Would you have any interest in Guerrero-Morales, Ortiz-Guerrero, or even Mayweather-Guerrero? Of the three, what would your preference be?

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