Originally Posted by IntentionalButt
You realize Berto isn't Mayweather, yes?
Don't let the shoulder roll fool you.
...and he wasn't necessarily supposed to lose to Berto. Everyone recognized heading in that Guerrero was the p4p superior boxer. The only concern was the size difference, but Guerrero had a proven track record of repeatedly moving up in weight and suffering no ill effects nor getting bullied or overpowered by the "bigger" men.
It didn't. I was cringing every time he did it. It was horrendous.
Well, I don't know who thought Guerrero was the superior boxer, but I know I wasn't one of them. Skill wise I would say they are similar. Where I thought Guerrero was going to find himself in a distinct disadvantage was in speed and strength. He was able to cope with and nullify Berto's hand-speed. I also believed that Guerrero was never a true '30 or '35 lb fighter. He was too tall and his frame was huge and could fill out if necessary. But taking on Berto for his first fight at welter was a huge risk, but he must have had enough confidence in himself to pull it off and he did.