WBC Silver welterweight champion Selcuk Aydin is already in great shape four weeks before his world title showdown against Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero on July 28th at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California.
"We started training camp early and I feel very strong already. I know I’ll be in the best possible shape when I step into the ring on July 28th", says Aydin.
Today the Turkish "Mini-Tyson" had to pass the mandatory 30-day-weigh-in and had no problems making the required 162 lbs. (10% over the welterweight limit of 147 lbs.). Aydin weighed in at 156.5 lbs. today.
"I have never seen Selcuk this focused and fired up for a fight", says head coach Conny Mittermeier. "You can feel the tension in every single move in training. I had to hold him back in sparring a little bit because otherwise he would have torn the other guys head off.
"And to be honest, I can’t wait for fight night either. Every other day I watch tapes of Guerrero and study his style and movement. We will have an excellent game plan. This will be a great fight!"
The winner of Aydin vs. Guerrero will not only be awarded with the WBC interim championship but will also be the next mandatory challenger of superstar Floyd Mayweather jr.
"I don’t care about Mayweather because I am not thinking past July 28th", says Aydin. "I heard that Guerrero is already dreaming about his big pay-per-view-fight against Floyd. Well, let him dream as much as he wants – I will give him a reality check on July 28th.
"This fight is all that matters to me. It’s my big chance to show the world what I got. I want to enter the big stage with a bang – and Guerrero will feel that because he will be at the wrong end of it!"
Next week Aydin and his team will move camp from Stuttgart, Germany where they started training in May to California for the final part of their preparation. "There are a lot of good reasons to move to the States", says Mittermeier. "Most importantly we want to get used to the time zone and climate. But there are also better sparring partners for us in America.
"It’s hard to find good welterweight southpaws in Europe. Of course, we could have brought some guys from the States but it makes more sense for us to travel to them than the other way around."