Robert "Ghost" Guerrero took to the mat Saturday night about 30 miles away from his hometown of Gilroy to defeat Selcuk Aydin by unanimous decision and win the vacant WBC welterweight title.
Guerrero, at 145 pounds, dominated the undefeated Aydin in front of a hometown crowd at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, and moved up two weight divisions from his usual 126-pound weight class to win the belt, according to ESPN. Saturday's bout was broadcasted live on SHOWTIME.
According to the San Jose Mercury News, Guerrero (30-1-1, 18 KOs), landed 972 punches Saturday night, almost twice as much as Aydin's 528. It was the German's first loss of his career.
Saturday's title fight was Guerrero's first time in the ring since his win over Michael Katsidis in April 2011 in Las Vegas.
A reporter for the Associated Press says Guerrero, 29, won 117-111 on judge Mike Tate's card and 116-112 for Mark Green and Max Deluca on the other two.
According to boxing regulations, Guerrero would be the mandatory next competitor to challenge Floyd Mayweather, Jr. for the WBC welterweight title. It is still unclear by boxing officials whom the five-time champion will fight next.
Mayweather is currently serving a 90-day sentence in a Nevada state prison for domestic abuse.