Ghost moving on up

Even a Ghost likes to see something solid once in a while. And
it doesn’t get anymore solid than the World Boxing Council
rankings
Even a Ghost likes to see something solid once in a while. And it doesn’t get anymore solid than the World Boxing Council rankings, the latest edition of which have Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero sitting pretty at No. 6 on the list.

Guerrero and his camp knew the Gilroy boxer would move up considerably in the major rankings after his easy victory over Cesar Figueroa in an NABF featherweight title fight on Dec. 9. But it was good to see it on paper, anyway, Guerrero told the Dispatch Friday.

“It’s nice that everybody else can go and check it out too, not just hear it from us.”

Guerrero’s manager Mario Serrano said a Ghost fight was in the works, “most likely it’ll be (against) somebody in the top 10.

“Look for something in late February, early March, but nothing’s final yet. We’re looking forward to a big year in 2005. We’re looking to get that world title fight this year.”

Guerrero also cracked the top 10 in the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation rankings.

“I’m there, I’m in the running,” he said. “I’m top 10 in the world now and I’m gonna shoot for that title.”

Meanwhile, the Ghost (14-0-1, 7 KOs) was named a “rising star” by USA Today in the newspaper’s year-end boxing roundup. And the NABF featherweight champion will be appearing with U.S. Olympic gold medalist and newly turned professional fighter Andre Ward (1-0, 1 KO) on the WB20’s “Youth Outlook TV” program every Sunday this month.

WBCRankings

FEATHERWEIGHT (126-57.153)

Champion: Injin Chi (South Korea)

Won title: April 10, 2004

Last defence: July 24, 2004

Last compulsory: April 10, 2004

WBA/IBF Champion: Juan Manuel Marquez (Mexico)

WBO Champion: Scott Harrison (U.K.)

Contenders:

WBC Int. Champion: Osamanu Akaba (Ghana)

1. Rocky Juarez (U.S.) AMERICA

2. Humberto Soto (Mexico)

3. Frank Archuleta (U.S.) LATINO

4. Nicky Cook (U.K.) COMM/EBU

5. Takashi Koshimoto (Japan) OPBF

6. Robert Guerrero (U.S.) NABF

7. Spend Abazi (Denmark)

8. Michael Brodie (GB)

9. Wayne McCullough (Ireland)

10. Hector Velazquez (Mexico)

11. Jorge Solis (Mexico)

12. Valdemir Pereira (Brazil)

13. Gary St. Clair (Guyana)

14. Hiroyuki Enoki (Japan)

15. Luis Fuente (Mexico)

16. Gamaliel Diaz (Mexico) FECARBOX

17. Guty Espadas (Mexico)

18. William Abelyan (U.S.)

19. Cesar Figueroa (Mexico)

20. Tommy Browne (Australia) YOUTH

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