WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) totally dominated Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand, Grand Garden Arena, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The judges all had the fight scored 117-111, 117-111, 117-111.
Mayweather was too slick, too quick and too good for Guerrero. His fast hands were too much for Guerrero and had him fighting in a cautious manner instead of his usual aggressive manner. When he did try and come forward, Guerrero kept walking into hard right hands. Mayweather was in complete control of the fight.
Mayweather looked like he was in the process of breaking Guerrero in the 8th round when he was hammering him with right hands. Mayweather didn’t continue to tag Guerrero with big right hands after this found. Mayweather later revealed that he had injured his right hand and he couldn’t use to try and finish Guerrero off. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) Almost without exception, the boxing experts pick Mayweather to win. Most say it will be by UD. That’s because they don’t see Mayweather getting reckless and take any unnecessary chances to win by kayo. They go right down the line and are forced to pick Little Money. Over the years Mayweather, Jr. has had a chance to grow into the weight class, so he will be stronger and more comfortable at the welterweight level.
He is used to fighting bigger men. This will be only the third time for Guerrero. There’s no argument when the experts go down the list of necessary skills and all the assets are on Mayweather’s side. He is faster. He is more skilled, both defensively and offensively. He is a great counter puncher. He can fight rough if he has to, using his elbows, and leverage to maneuver his man. He will take seize any moment of relaxation or careless Guerrero might provide. Continue reading
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By Joseph Herron: As the world awaits the highly publicized Mayweather/Guerrero clash for the WBC Welterweight Championship, undefeated Welterweight prospect Benjamin Whitaker of San Antonio, Texas, gives Eastsideboxing.com his expert opinion of what fight fans should expect to see from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, this evening.
“I know most fight fans and boxing writers are expecting to see the usual brand of Mayweather dominance in the ring, but I see a much more competitive fight playing out tonight in Las Vegas,” claims the highly touted, Alamo City prospect. “Both men will be coming into the ring with a very confident frame of mind, which always makes for an entertaining scrap.” Continue reading
Tonight, the world of boxing welcomes the return of P4P King, Floyd Mayweather. Another year away from the ring and a short incarceration stint will play their hand at leveraging what most consider to be sheer greatness. Whether or not the man across from him (Robert Guerrero) holds the key to exploit this possibility is another story. That question we can’t answer. What we can answer is the fact that between the calendar year of 2012 and current, something very interesting happened in the world of Boxing.
All the men who dominated the sport in close proximity to Mayweather saw things come to an abrupt end. Cotto, Pacquiao, Margarito, Williams, and Mosley were each ushered one by one to the doorstep of retirement. Some refuse to walk in, yet each clearly have one foot in, one foot out. Mayweather remains the last man standing of that golden era. Quickly, we take a look at the odds of him remaining that way beyond tonight: Continue reading
On SportsCenter beginning Wednesday, May 1, bilingual reporters Bernardo Osuna (@osunaespn) of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights and ESPN Deportes’ Viernes de Combates and ESPN.com 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
by 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
Oscar De La Hoya – Thank you very much. MAY DAY is right around the corner. Obviously, you all know, Floyd Mayweather versus Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, which will be a 12 round fight for Mayweather’s WBC Welterweight World Championship, and the vacant Ring Magazine Welterweight World Championship.
We have a tremendous, tremendous lineup as we told everyone. From top to bottom, it’s really, really solid; exciting. The co-main event features Daniel Ponce de Leon versus Abner Mares. That will be a 12-rounder for Ponce de Leon’s WBC Featherweight world title. And also, after taking a nice little break after fighting five times last year, he’s back, the exciting, powerful machine, Leo Santa Cruz versus Alexander Munoz. That will be a 10-round fight for the vacant USBA Junior Featherweight title. Continue reading
Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero joins Jim Rome today as a guest on his weekday television show, ROME, which airs at 6:00 PM, ET on CBS Sports Network. Continue reading
With less than two weeks before their big showdown, undefeated Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd Mayweather and Six-Time and Four-Division World Champion Robert Guerrero continue to work with their teams in preparation for “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” taking place Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and which will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV. Although hours and hours are being put into training and promotion for the fight, the combatants and their teams have managed to find down time outside the ring, but don’t be fooled, they are working harder than ever and the trash talk continues on each side, fueling both champions toward success. Continue reading
Chris Robinson catches up with WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather (43-0, 26 KO’s) inside of the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, Nevada, as he speaks during his media day
Floyd Mayweather heavy bag workout Continue reading