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Floyd Mayweather Bids to Become Cinco De Mayo King

Floyd Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Adam J Webb: The Cinco De Mayo weekend has become synonymous with boxing superfights and this weekend proves no exception as Floyd Mayweather Jnr takes on Roberto Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

The modern day Las Vegas tradition began in 2003 when Oscar De La Hoya stopped Luis Raman Campas in seven rounds. De La Hoya with his large Hispanic fanbase was the original anchor to this boxing mega fixture. Bringing an army of fans to Las Vegas De La Hoya fought four times on this date in total, but in 2007 the balance of power shifted. Continue reading

ESPN’s Coverage of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero

mayweather2256On SportsCenter beginning Wednesday, May 1, bilingual reporters Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn) of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates and senior writer Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) will report from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, site of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero fight for Mayweather’s WBC welterweight title.

Coverage will include one-on-one interviews with each fighter on Wednesday, following Friday’s weigh-in, which will be aired live on SportsCenter at 6:12 p.m., and after Saturday night’s fight. Osuna and Rafael will also provide instant analysis pieces leading up to the fight, while ESPN2 Friday Night Fights’ analyst Teddy Atlas will craft an “Atlas Fight Plan” for both Mayweather and Guerrero, showing what each must do to win. Continue reading

Mayweather Jr: I don’t want to make the same mistakes I made in the Cotto fight

He recently returned as the head trainer for his son, Floyd Jr who defends his WBC welterweight title against Robert Guerrero in Las Vegas on Saturday night, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Mayweather Jr had been trained by his uncle Roger who is expected to be in the corner at the MGM Grand Garden along with his brother and cutsman Rafael Garcia, but won’t be giving the orders. Continue reading

MAYDAY Fight Week: Fighter Grand Arrivals -The countdown has started

Floyd Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Line/Showtime) Las Vegas, NV once again captures the boxing spotlight this early May 2013 as Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero will square off in one of the year’s most anticipated Welterweight boxing events. The fighters from the planned televised fights made their grand arrival to the MGM Grand this Tuesday 04/30/2013.

To say that the audience turnout for the fighters’ grand arrival was a “pretty good one” would be a great understatement. In actuality, the MGM Grand main lobby was flooded with devoted boxing fans as well as members of the media. Appearances included Alexander Munoz, tough Light Middleweight Gabriel Rosado, rising star J’Leon Love, hard hitting Mexican Leo Santa Cruz, newly Featherweight Abner Mares, Daniel Ponce De Leon…and of course the two fighters that everyone came to see: Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Continue reading

Guerrero has had a great camp for Mayweather bout

Robert Guerrero(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) Robert “The Ghost’ Guerrero has reportedly had his best ever camp in getting ready for his fight this Saturday night against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in Las Vegas, Nevada, say his manager/trainer Bob Santos. He’s never seen the 29-year-old look so good and feels he’s peaking at the perfect time in his career in this important bout.

For Guerrero’s sake, you’ve got to hope he’s peaking because if he loses the fight and looks bad, he’s going to have to get in the back of a long, long line. He’ll obviously never get another chance against Mayweather if he loses the fight and the other big fight that Golden Boy Promotions can offer him is a fight against their huge-weighing junior middleweight Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who reportedly rehydrated to 172 pounds for his recent win over WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Continue reading

MAY DAY Floyd Mayweather & Robert Guerrero Arrivals Quotes

Floyd Mayweather(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) LAS VEGAS (April 30, 2013) – Welcome to Fight Week. Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero made their grand arrivals on Tuesday at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, formally kicking off fight week for “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” taking place this Saturday, May 4, live on SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Below are two brief quotes from Mayweather & Guerrero:


“The camp that we had this time has been tremendous. I feel good. I’m ready to go out there and perform. My body looks a lot better. It probably looks the best it has ever looked. I have been here 17 years now and I believe we are put in certain positions for certain reasons. This camp has been the best camp of my career.” Continue reading

Robert Uzzell and Chip Mitchell Interview Trainer Floyd Mayweather, Sr.

mayweather242We recently had the opportunity to interview one of the best trainers in boxing, Mr. Floyd Joy Mayweather, Sr. As we know, the senior Mayweather will be back in his son’s corner for the May 4, 2013 fight with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero. Floyd wanted to set the record straight for fans and media alike. Here’s what he had to say…

Chip Mitchell: Floyd let’s jump right into it. I was going through some old CDs the other day and I came across a song by Peaches and Herb titled “Reunited”. I started singing along and I (jokingly) dedicated the chorus to you while I was singing, which leads to my question. How does it feel to be reunited with your son as his trainer? Continue reading

SHOWTIME & CBS Sports Network TV Schedule for “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero”

Floyd MayweatherNEW YORK (April 30, 2013) – SHOWTIME and CBS Sports Network have lined up an aggressive schedule of programming this week in anticipation of “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero,” the four-fight pay-per-view telecast event of the year this Saturday, May 4, (live at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, SHOWTIME PPV) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.

Fans will get a final behind-the-scenes look into both fight camps before Saturday’s fight on ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Guerrero Episode 4 this Wednesday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT (delayed on the West Coast). Continue reading

Questions and Answers with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero

guerrero53by Chip Mitchell:

Chip Mitchell: Okay, Robert, now you are a very spiritual person. How has your spirituality played a part in your boxing career?

Robert Guerrero: You know, it plays a big part. Not just in boxing, it plays a big part in my life. You know, outside of the ring, with my family, raising my kids in church, believing in Jesus Christ, it’s a big part of my life and that’s what guides my whole life. That goes through my training camp, boxing, being in the ring. It really is the number one thing in my life. Continue reading

Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Robert Guerrero – May 4th Preview” Edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap

floyd7The Law Offices of Mario Davila is proud to present a special “May Day” edition of “The Pugilist KOrner’s: Weekend Wrap” tonight at 9:00 PM EST.

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During tonight’s broadcast, James and Joseph will preview the big May 4th showdown between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, which is slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday night, and is set to be broadcast on Showtime PPV for the bargain basement price of $70 in HD. Continue reading