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It's hard to see any bad in Robert Guerrero moving up two divisions to welterweight to take on hard-punching Selcuk Aydin Saturday on Showtime -- it's a daring bit of matchmaking for Guerrero and his promoter, Golden Boy, to get him into the Floyd Mayweather sweepstakes, and stacks up as a pretty decent action fight with more than its share of "What the heck is gonna happen in this one?"But it's not a fight anyone has probably spent much time coveting, a problem with a lot of matchmaking last year and one that's carried over into this year, alas. It's been more of a problem for the new leadership at HBO than at Showtime, though, with a long list of "low ceiling/high floor" bouts like Guerrero-Aydin.But let's look at Guerrero-Aydin, separate from any context. It's hard not to admire Guerrero's ambition here -- an excellent puncher at featherweight, solid puncher as a junior lightweight, a respectable one as a lightweight, is climbin...
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