Mayweather dominates Guerrero; Mares stops De Leon
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.
Guerrero said “Mayweather was just squeaking by with the punches just barely missing him. I hope to meet him up with him again in the future.”
Guerrero just didn’t have a clue what to do in order to get into the fight. He threw a lot of punches that Mayweather either ducked or moved out of the way of. The only real shots that Guerrero could consistently land where when Mayweather was clinching him. Guerrero would use that opportunity to land his punches, but they weren’t hard enough for him to get the attention of the judges.
Mayweather threw very few punches in the 7th round, as he mostly clinched that round and fought with his back against the ropes. That was easily Guerrero’s best round of the fight. Unfortunately for Guerrero, Mayweather came storming back in the 8th and essentially broken Guerrero in that found. Guerrero took a lot of shots and looked like a beaten fighter after the round was over. That was the round where Guerrero was cut near his left eye.
Guerrero wasn’t effective in rounds 9 through 12 despite Mayweather throwing far fewer right hands due to his injury to the hand. Guerrero couldn’t land even with Mayweather throwing little back.
Other boxing results on the card:
Abner Mares TKO Daniel Ponce De Leon
Leo Santa Cruz TKO 5 Alexander Munoz
J’Leon Love SD 10 Gabriel Rosado
Ronald Gavril TKO 3 Roberto Yong
Luis Arias UD 6 DonYil Livingston
Badou Jack TKO 3 Michael Gbenga
Lanell Bellows TKO 4 Matt Garretson