Masterful Mayweather moves to 44-0 over Guerrero
There was a massive fight feel in a packed out MGM Grand, Las
Vegas, as Floyd "Money" Mayweather (left) once again proved that
he's the greatest fighter of his generation.
The 36-year-old Mayweather looked simply ageless as he
demonstrated incredible ringcraft and elusiveness in defence en
route to a wide unanimous decision win over Robert Guerrero.
The southpaw Guerrero, 30, tried a number of different
approaches and looked to force the pace for the majority of the
fight, but seldom ever got through the granite defences of the WBC
The Mexican-American couldn't rise to the big stage on Cinco de
Mayo weekend, and grew increasingly frustrated as the fight went
Mayweather caught Guerrero with a thunderous right hook in the
eighth that threatened to stop the fight instantly, but credit goes
to the challenger for replying with a strong ninth round.
And the fight went to the scorecards, which all came back in the
champion's favour 117-111.
All Access: Mayweather vs Guerrero
Mayweather returns after a year out to face Guerrero
364 days after an artful and slick defensive display saw Floyd
Mayweather Junior dispatch challenger Miguel Cotto, the man known
as "Money" makes his long awaited ring return. The world's best
pound-for-pound fighter faces another difficult challenge in the
form of 31 - 1 - 1 Mexican-American Robert Guerrero, in what's set
to be a massive Cinco de Mayo showdown live and exclusive on
Once again BoxNation's long-term partnership with Golden Boy
Promotions is bringing another unmissable fight to UK shores, and
there's no doubting that Mayweather v Guerrero is a hotly
anciticpated fight of the year contender.
Mayweather has build a sensational 43 - 0 record on the strength
of his ringcraft, speed, footwork and all-round defensive
When he fought Cotto on May 5th 2012, he put in a masterclass of
"hit and don't get hit" boxing to take a deserved unanimous
decision. Cotto is a true warrior, and he threw everything he had
in his arsenal at the 35-year-old Michigan man, from skilled
approaches through to looming bombs, only for Mayweather to finish
the fight relatively unharmed.
Though now commonly known by the fighting name of "Money" thanks
to the tremendous fortune he has built through the sweet science,
Mayweather was formerly known as "Pretty Boy," which attests to the
strength of his defensive playbook.
The biggest fight of Robert Guerrero's career
As for many men who step through the ropes and face Mayweather,
this is unquestionably the biggest fight of Robert Guerrero's
career. The fiery southpaw, who has knocked out 18 of his 33
opponents in a career spanning 12 years, has a record to match some
of the fight game's greatest competitors. Guerrero can boast six
world titles across four divisions ranging from featherweight up to
welterweight, which is where he faces Mayweather.