By Bill Phanco: A fight between WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) is reportedly in the works for May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contracts haven’t been signed as of yet, but this appears to be the fight that the 35-year-old Mayweather wants for the Cinco de Mayo Mexican holiday on May 4th.
Guerrero has won two big fights since moving up to the welterweight division this year in beating Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto. Both wins were decisive, and Guerrero did a good job of winning despite showing a lack of big power in both. Although he’s moved up from the lightweight division, Guerrero hasn’t lost his high work rate that he was known for in the lower weight classes.
Mayweather had one of his worst performances in his career in his last fight against Miguel Cotto last May. Floyd won the fight but he took some terrible punishment and he looked like he’s lost a step or two.
WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) is being talked about as being the co-main event for this pay per view card on HBO. Alvarez’s potential opponents for the fight are Miguel Cotto, James Kirkland or Austin Trout.
Although Trout would seem to be the one that most deserves the fight, Alvarez’s promoters at Golden Boy Promotions have made no secret about still wanting to make the Cotto-Alvarez fight despite Cotto losing to Trout.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said recently that Trout needs to do more to earn a shot against Canelo. Apparently, beating Cotto isn’t enough, and Schaefer wants Trout to pick up three to four more big wins before he’ll consider him. Hopefully, he’ll change his mind and let Trout face Alvarez, but I have my doubts that will happen.