Golden Deal For Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero On May 4

BY David A. Avila ON February 20, 2013

MayweatherCottoLAPC Hogan21Floyd “Money” Mayweather has decided to take his date with Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero to the Showtime network when they fight on May 4, in Las Vegas.

Golden Boy’s Richard Schaefer said Tuesday that the undefeated Mayweather (43-0, 26 Kos) agreed to meet Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 Kos) at the MGM Grand on Cinco de Mayo weekend. It’s usually the date of the biggest fight of the year. It will be televised on Showtime pay-per-view.

“I’m very excited for Robert Guerrero,” said Schaefer. “Right now the public demands the fight with Robert Guerrero. It’s the biggest challenge out there. No question about.”

During the last two weeks Mayweather had hinted toward a fight with Devon Alexander instead.

“Mayweather is his own boss. Devon is a fighter promoted by Golden Boy Promotions. But he is contracted to fight Kell Brook,” said Schaefer by telephone.

The big surprise was that Mayweather decided to put the much anticipated showdown on Showtime instead of HBO.

“You never know,” Schaefer said about Mayweather’s decision.

Mayweather is expected to grab $30 million for the fight. There is also a rematch clause. Guerrero’s take was not disclosed but is estimated to be around $3 million.

Schaefer said the promotion will start in Los Angeles and include a nationwide hookup on CBS the major affiliate of Showtime. It was one of the major factors in Mayweather’s decision. New York will also be one of the press tour stops.

Mayweather will be 36 and Guerrero 30 when they meet on May 4.


The semi-main event will presumably have WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fighting WBA titleholder Austin Trout (26-0, 14 Kos) in a unification bout.

Schaefer said he expected to finalize the Canelo-Trout deal on Wednesday.

But the real news was the announcement that all systems were go for Mayweather-Guerrero.

“Here you have a young hungry motivated fighter with a great chin and coming off the biggest win of his career,” said Schaefer. “Then there’s no doubt that defensively, Floyd is the master of any weight class and of possibly the best in history.”

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

Money May is going to easily vaporize the Cali Ghost. It will be a dominating, whup-@$$ night. If the red-headed hype is sane, he will pull of out of the whuppin' that Trout will give him. Holla!

SouthPaul says:

Im wit' it, Radam, Straight forward win for Floyd. Glad the Ghost is getting paid. He's earned it.

vinnieq says:

how does that work for Canelo/Trout on Showtime? Isn't Canelo a HBO fighter?

Carmine Cas says:

Guerrero has a couple tricks up his sleeve, it's not going to be an easy fight

amayseng says:

if the ghost comes forward and just bores straight ahead as he did berto he will be stopped in 8

but if he uses smart pressure while trying to dictate the pace and box smart then it will be a competitive loss for the ghost.

but floyd is still too sharp and with a superior reach. floyd is the bigger guy as well..

Burkous says:

I think Trout will win handedly. He'll use his jab to stop Canelo in his tracks and make him pay for his periods of inactivity. Canelo won't be able to hang with the combination of reach, hand speed, footwork, and variety of punches Trout brings to the table. So my questions is what does Floyd do if Canelo loses?

SouthPaul says:

He'll do what he always does...sit back and cherry pick the best available opponent that'll make him the most loot. Not so sure he'll **** with Trout, though.

stormcentre says:

@ Southpaul; Agreed. FM won't want much to do with Trout at the moment, particularly whilst there are other opponents out there whose styles suit him better (that also would struggle to the same amount, if not more, with Cotto).

dino da vinci says:

@ Southpaul; Agreed. FM won't want much to do with Trout at the moment, particularly whilst there are other opponents out there whose styles suit him better (that also would struggle to the same amount, if not more, with Cotto).

Wait! Could have been a misdirection. Might be that wiley SouthPaul. Great, I have a mystery on my hands.

ali says:

Money Mayweather will have no problem with the Ghost just like he would not have any problems with Trout overrated a$$. You Canelo doubters are about to look real stupid come May 4 and I will be on TSS clowning yo a$$ lol.

Radam G says:

The fight between the red-headed hype and Trout is not signed yet. And it will not be, some people are willing to bet. I would. But I honest believe that Canelo has a lot of whackos around him that believe the amateurish-like hype can get down and want this bout.

Oh, YUP! Money May is going to vaporize the Cali Ghost. But Money May is not going within a smell of country turd near Trout. Holla!

amayseng says:

whats the undercard going to be then if canelo is out like a fat kid in dodgeball?

if its a weak undercard i may not be buying this one..

awwww who am i kidding ?


stormcentre says:

Man, and people were saying that MMA was gunna swallow up this sport. Now, even though I don't disrespect MMA, what a joke that claim was. There is a lot of good fights out there for FM and others. This is 12 rounds of (hopefully) throwing shots all round; not just 3 or 5 rounds.

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