Mayweather vs Guerrero

Floyd Mayweather Robert Guerrero

Mayweather Guerrero

The MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

04 May 2013, 23:59:00

4

May

The WBC World Welterweight Championship

Post-fight analysis

Masterful Mayweather moves to 44-0 over Guerrero

Mayweather lead right

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 Champion Mayweather.

Mayweather celebrates

The Mexican-American couldn't rise to the big stage on Cinco de Mayo weekend, and grew increasingly frustrated as the fight went on.

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.

 

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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 BoxNation.

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 V Cotto

Mayweather has build a sensational 43 - 0 record on the strength of his ringcraft, speed, footwork and all-round defensive capabilities.

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.

Floyd Mayweather

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.

Robert Guerrero

J'Leon Love Gabriel Rosado

Love Rosado

04 May 2013, 23:59:00

The vacant NABF Middleweight title

Pre-fight analysis

Love labours to split decision win over Rosado

American prospect J'Leon Love was forced to dig deep to take a narrow split decision against Gabriel Rosado and secure the NABF Middleweight title.

 Rosado put him on the canvas for the first time in his career in the sixth round with a jarring right hand straight on the button.  The 25-year-old Love did little to underline his credentials, with some commentators having marked him out as one of America's hottest prospects.

Instead he looked poor in defence and relied solely on his quick hands to just about get the job done, taking it on two of the three scorecards, which came back 97-92 and 95-94 to Love, and 95-94 to Rosado.

Pre-fight analysis

Hot prospect J'Leon Love looks to continue his development against former World title challenger Rosado

J'Leon Love underlined his credentials as one of America's most promising middleweights when he dispatched Derrick Findley with a very comfortable unanimous decision LIVE on BoxNation in February. Now the 25-year-old prospect faces the toughest fight of his career so far in the form of a one-time World title challenger Gabriel Rosado.

J'Leon LoveLove (R) is one of the United States' up and coming middleweights


On that occasion, in January, Rosado fell to only the second stoppage of his career as he failed in his attempt at Gennady Golovkin's IBO and WBA World titles. The 27-year-old Puerto Rican-American has five other losses in a career record that reads 21 - 6, but there's no doubt he will be Love's most difficult opponent in his fledgling career.

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