Guerrero Targets Boots Ennis After Beating Berto

Robert Guerrero has called out Jaron Ennis following his triumphant return to beat Andre Berto

Guerrero secured a unanimous decision win over Berto, the same outcome in their first fight in 2012. Guerrero retired from the sport in 2021 after beating Victor Ortiz, but the latest win has gotten him targeting a world title shot. Ennis, the IBF welterweight champion, was elevated from his interim position after Terence Crawford was stripped. Crawford was contractually bound to face Errol Spence Jr. in their rematch, so he couldn’t face his mandatory. Now, Guerrero is looking to become the beneficiary. 

“He [Boots] is a sharp, slick, smooth, and incredible fighter. That’s why he’s a champion. I feel great. Why not? He’s definitely as good as he says he is. It’s about getting that opportunity and showcasing it. I know he’s never been pressed hard. He’s always had guys that boxed in front of him, and he outguns them. I would love to get that fight if it happens. Talent-wise, he might be. It’s just a matter of him showcasing,” Guerrero said

A fight with Guerrero doesn’t take Ennis closer to grabbing all the belts at welterweight. A fight with Mario Barrios, the WBC interim champion at welterweight, makes more sense for Boots’ ambitions. Barrios will become the full champion if Crawford relinquishes his belts and moves up from 147, which is the expectation. But at 39, Guerrero knows the big fights may soon be over. 

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