VIDEO: David Peralta speaks on upset victory over Robert Guerrero

VIDEO: David Peralta speaks on upset victory over Robert Guerrero

By Daniel Zaldivar

August 28, 2016


David Peralta knocks Robert Guerrero into the corner during their bout on August 27. Photo: Harvey Feliciano - Z-BoxingNews/FrontProofMedia.com

David Peralta knocks Robert Guerrero into the corner during their bout on August 27. Photo: Harvey Feliciano - Z-BoxingNews/FrontProofMedia.com

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - Robert Guerrero might want to consider his future in the sport after losing a split-decision against Argentina's David Peralta on Saturday August 27, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

Guerrero, 33, came in as the heavy favorite, as well as the draw for the event. The Gilroy, California native was looking to rebound from a decision loss against welterweight world-title holder Danny Garcia back in January, but two out of three ringside judges did not see it in his favor. While Peralta, who said he would contemplate retirement depending on the outcome of this fight, (26-2-1, 14 KOs) gained two scores of 116-112 and 115-113, Guerrero (35-5-1, 18 KOs) only had a single readout of 115-113. 

Yes, I want to fight bigger names now. No way I’m going to retire.
— David Peralta

Check out Peralta's post-fight interview below. 


Daniel Zaldivar is a boxing contributor for Frontproof Media & Page2sports.com. He is the founder of Z-BoxingNews (a partner with Frontproof Media), a YouTube channel that delivers the latest news, interviews, fighter workouts, & analysis within the sport. Check out the Z-BoxingNews YouTube channel HERE. Also follow on Twitter @Z_BoxingNews

(Feature photo: Andy Samuels/Premier Boxing Champions)

 

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