Ruben Guerrero Goes Off On #Mayweather, Calls Him "Woman Beater"

BY Michael Woods ON May 01, 2013
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003 Robert and RubenThe final press conference to hype Saturday's return to the ring for Floyd Mayweather, and his first fight in his massive deal with Showtime, unfolded Wednesday afternoon. And it was the father of challenger Robert Guerrero, one Ruben Guerrero (seen in above photo, on the right, next to son Robert), who stole the show.

Oscar De La Hoya spoke, after Richard Schaefer introed Leonard Ellerbe, the MGM boss, and Showtime's Stephen Espinoza. Oscar in Spanish talked about Cinco de Mayo and how pumped he was for the fight.

Then Ruben got the mic, and went off. He referred to Floyd as a "woman beater," and said his son would beat up the woman beater. He said Floyd probably learned about his methods from his father, Floyd Sr. Floyd bowed his head a bit and shrunk in his seat. "We're gonna beat that woman beater," the father screamed. He indicated that he didn't care for Floyd talking trash about his son, calling him a hypocrite, and didn't think it was cool that Floyd had an altercation in front of his kids. Oscar looked uncomfortable and tried to get Ruben to zip it.

Earlier today, a story ran on Yahoo which touched on Mayweather's altercation with ex Josie Harris. Harris told Yahoo her side of the scrap which landed the boxer in jail, she said because she took exception to him downplaying the incident publicly. It is not known whether Ruben Guerrero was referencing this fresh material or not.

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Ellerbe then introed Floyd, as the "best fighter ever." he didn't take the bait and reference Ruben at all. Floyd said, "The media, you guys did a helluva job." He thanked others for doing a great job, and said as always, he wants to give the people a good show. He too didn't fire back at Ruben.

The two fighters did a staredown and then for some reason Jose Sulaiman pried them apart.

Steve Farhood then interviewed Floyd. He asked about Ruben's tirade. Floyd said he's older and wiser and "if I did or didn't do a crime, I did my time."

The fighters, not the fathers, have to fight, Mayweather continued. He said he wanted to be classy, and thus not get into a mudslinging match with Ruben.

Floyd then watched as Floyd Sr and Ruben yelled at each other. He reiterated that the fight is between the fighters, not the fathers. He said he didn't know the gameplan for the fight yet, but he wanted to execute it on Saturday.

Robert then talked to Farhood. He laughed, and said his dad "is not all talk" so it's good that there was plenty of security pleasant. He said he was relaxed and that the hype and hubbub wasn't getting in his head.

I actually appreciated the injection of energy into the proceeding. It looks as though some delicate souls were offended by the tirade but I think Ruben was just speaking his mind, and he has every right to do so. Could it actually hurt his son, if Floyd saves up a bit of enmity and dishes it up at the MGM? Maybe so...

Your thoughts, readers. Was the Ruben tirade uncalled for? Classless? Or a breathe of unfiltered air that was needed?

Comment on this article

Carmine Cas says:

I think it was a little uncalled for, but Floyd has done his fair share of ish talking in the past so who cares. We'll see how it effects the fighters, I would love for Guerrero and Garcia to fight just cuz of the prefight banter, and it would be an action packed fight as well. I hope Guerrero gets the upset

deepwater says:

he isn't lying. floyd is a convicted woman beater. floyd sr was beating on floyds momma. uncle roger chokes out girls all the time when they don't pay the rent. why is "woman beater" in quotes? is woman beater not appropriate? hmm...... “In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness,” RG3

Radam G says:

Wow! Butts are going to be in those seats. Holla!

Radam G says:

Wow! Butts are going to be in those seats. Holla!

Radam G says:

All is fair in love and war. And if a person did a wrong, he must pay the price and suck it up and move on.

Don't do the crime, and on your arse, nobody will do a grime. Life is a bytch, then we die. So nobody should bytch cry. Holla!

deepwater says:

hey professional writers, do some homework. remember back, way back. floyd vs corrales. corrales had a charge pending that he hit his wife. floyd exploited it. talked about it at every chance. he even had a b list rapper walk him into the ring talking about corrales hits woman. lot of professional writers talked about how floyd got in chicos head and took him out of the fight. if floyd can talk about it then so can anyone else. floyd got punked and put his head down like all bullies do when confronted with the Truth.

Spinach Chin says:

Uncalled for? I think quiet fighters should hire s**t talking coaches , just like presidents have speech writers. An "Associate" of Floyd chased down and fired several shots into the vehicle of some guy who crossed Floyd with a very trivial insult. That "associate" is in jail now. Floyd is very brazen to mention his opponents' moral issues, and needs someone to point that out to him.

amayseng says:

No one has mentioned how Floyd said earlier that Roberts wife's battle and success

against leukemia is tired and only for sympathy.

Everyone of us can relate to cancer one way or another as it is so rapid.

Only Floyd takes a positive like Robert getting the story out there and promoting ways to

battle and beat cancer and make it a negative.

Only Floyd.

Floyd has himself listed as "executive producer" on all access

so why is he complaining about his own work?

Radam G says:

On that one, amayseng, welcome to the 1,000-post club. Money May is just using gameship to psych out the Cali Ghost, and mentally drain him. The game is about 85 percent mental. And the Cali (humbug) Holy Ghost and his beetle Ghost Dad are running on mental low right now. Everybodee and dey momma in da (boxing) knowing can see the Guerreros running on dangerous mental low.

The red light on their tanks is on. Highly in the mental department, Fam May has punched a giant hole into Fam Cali Ghost Guerrero's mental tank. And Fam CG's mental gas is leaking out. By fight time, the Fam CG won't have JACK. That CG's arse is going to be easy to SMACK. A river can run through FAM Cali Ghost's mental CRACK! Holla!

amayseng says:

Thanks Radam!


I'm sure Floyd is trying to get in his Head.


Do u see this fight being competitive at all?


Even for the first few rounds?

ali says:

Why r the fathers talking more sh!t then there sons? There not the one getting in the ring I wish they would STFU! and trying to put the spotlight on them.

SouthPaul says:

Competitive is about the best I can see Robert performing. No way, no how can I envision him outright ...clearly ....no doubt...no disputing .... He can't beat Floyd in that convincing fashion. He ain't no slouch but he became a bit overrated with the Berto win. A win that was made easier by an extremely poor game plan by Team Berto.

RumriNero says:

...as far as i am concerned the tirades of Ruben Guerrero was uncalled for... however, considering that such tirades was intended for Floyd Mayweather, Jr., i would say that well and good... the rationale is that giving Floyd a dose of his own medicines...WHY?...its because Floyd Money May had been doing also such tirades - he done this also with Manny Paquiao calling the Pacman a midget and that he will make the Pacman a yellow sushi....YO Floyd, we have a saying, 'Don't do unto others what you would not want others will do unto you'.... nice job Ruben Guerrero... he he he

Radam G says:

It will competitive for about three rounds, then Guerrero will get hurt, busted up, confused them roll into a survival mode. And by round eight, it will be the Cali Ghost gefting kayoed or going through the motions to last the distance. Holla!

riverside says:

after watching the distasteful tirade by pops Guerrero. I really hope Money May mops the floor with Guerrero, Pops is an Idiot.

the Roast says:

Come on guys, this is not our first rodeo. After last weekends Dad vs fighter build up what happened? Zab and Garcia's dad shook hands and hugged after the fight.

amayseng says:

Really riverside ? Really?

What about Floyd's distasteful racist video?

What about Floyd's distasteful 3 seperate allegations of domestic abuse?

What about Floyd's distasteful choking Ortiz at the weigh in?

Really.

If you are choosing by morales and values you are choosing the wrong fighter.

Ruben is pissed because Floyd said 2 days ago that Roberts wife's battle of cancer is

getting annoying and that Robert only uses it for sympathy.


Let Floyd have a taste of his own medicine for once

brownsugar says:

Floyd showed more class..more
Maturity...and more poise than a thousand of the unforgiving Christian goons who still carry pitchforks and brimstone for something Mayweather has already served time for.
Its funny that the hypocritical Christians are the last ones to expect forgiveness from. Or to ever stop pointing tainted finger of so-called moral superiority.
Makes me embarrassed to be associated with the christian faith because non-believers think that's how Christians really are.

But Mayweather's reaction was to applaud the Guererro father and son team for doing their part in helping toto hype the fight.
He even revealed to Dan Rafael on camera after the stairdown that he had his own dad. ( and formidable looking goon squad ) sit with the audience to prevent a melee that could potentially cause a fight postponing injury incase someone from his camp took the hype too seriously.

Floyd was also correct in stating that the story about Guerrero's wife's cancer ordeal is starting to get as repetitious as Victor Ortizs' story of childhood abandonment or Edison Miranda's story about having to eat fried rat after being abandoned by a crack head mother and getting rejected a second time after trekking thousands of miles to find her again. .....It is growing a bit stale..so the wife beating bit does blow a bit of fresh air into the proceedings.

At the end of the day its only hype and Mayweather seems that he's finally realized that he doesn't need to follow his prescripted Villain routine when his challenger is doing so well at keeping the sound bites coming
He can just sit back and be himself for a change.. He can finally be the too- wealthy sports-celebrity whose still drunk off his own success.
Hope Floyd had a good camp..
He'll need every sparing session to keep Guerrero off of him and bring home the win.

Carmine Cas says:

Regardless if Casey Guerrero's story is getting old or not the fact of the matter is that Floyd just wants all the attention on him, he wants the spotlight on him. He wants people to feel bad or sympathetic for him

deepwater says:

Floyd showed more class..more
Maturity...and more poise than a thousand of the unforgiving Christian goons who still carry pitchforks and brimstone for something Mayweather has already served time for.
Its funny that the hypocritical Christians are the last ones to expect forgiveness from. Or to ever stop pointing the tainted finger of so-called moral superiority.
Makes me embarrassed to be associated with the christian faith because non-believers think that's how Christians really are.

But Mayweather's reaction was to applaud the Guererro father and son team for doing their part in helping toto hype the fight.
He even revealed to Dan Rafael on camera after the stairdown that he had his own dad. ( and formidable looking goon squad ) sit with the audience to prevent a melee that could potentially cause a fight postponing injury incase someone from his camp took the hype too seriously.

Floyd was also correct in stating that the story about Guerrero's wife's cancer ordeal is starting to get as repetitious as Victor Ortizs' story of childhood abandonment or Edison Miranda's story about having to eat fried rat after being abandoned by a crack head mother and getting rejected a second time after trekking thousands of miles to find her again. .....It is growing a bit stale..so the wife beating bit does blow a bit of fresh air into the proceedings.

At the end of the day its only hype and Mayweather seems that he's finally realized that he doesn't need to follow his prescripted Villain routine when his challenger is doing so well at keeping the sound bites coming
He can just sit back and be himself for a change.. He can finally be the too- wealthy sports-celebrity whose still drunk off his own success.
Hope Floyd had a good camp..
He'll need every sparing session to keep Guerrero off of him and bring home the win.


Lol. Who are these thousand Christian goons? Do you have anything against hypocritical Jewish or Muslim people too or just Christians? In the age of political correctness (brought to you by communists) you can not call an Israeli an occupier or else you are labeled anti Semite and jailed. If you criticize the religious cult of homosexuality or say its not for you then you are labeled a hater . I believe in free speech in all cases . Why is it cool to be intolerant of Christians but not anything else . Floyd certainly is not mature and daddy may weather stepped to old man Guerrero first at press conference

brownsugar says:

What plea for sympathy was that? All I've seen is Floyd answering questions by a throng of reporters and fans. And showing multiple facets of himself in the promo vids.... And he wasn't even negative when he said it.

Floyd has been through this enough times to have an opinion and to make constructive criticisms about the promo of his own fight.

There are no sacred cows here. No double standards especially during a fight promotion.
Fighting words is always the goal. ..and then the goal is to win.
Besides have you not seen Guerrero and his wife?
They are having the time of their lives..and speaking from the biggest platform they've ever had access to.
I don't feel sorry for any of them.

brownsugar says:

Lol. Who are these thousand Christian goons? Do you have anything against hypocritical Jewish or Muslim people too or just Christians? In the age of political correctness (brought to you by communists) you can not call an Israeli an occupier or else you are labeled anti Semite and jailed. If you criticize the religious cult of homosexuality or say its not for you then you are labeled a hater . I believe in free speech in all cases . Why is it cool to be intolerant of Christians but not anything else . Floyd certainly is not mature and daddy may weather stepped to old man Guerrero first at press conference


Why is cool to be intolerant of Mayweather...that's the question .Nobody on this site has ever met him . And nobody knows the circumstances that led to his incarceration.
The so called victim even admitted she provoked and staged the whole thing.
I'm not intolerant of Christians......I am a christian Deep.

When christians fail to represent Christ by being Christ-like...then they become something else..Goon is as good a word as any.
What do Jews have to do with it?
They are a nation unto themselves ... They don't recruit...and I don't even know what they believe in.

You may not believe anything positive about Mayweather... To each his own. But his maturity .. Knowledge and experience at this level is second to none.
What remains to be seen is what he has left to bring to the ring.

Radam G says:

Presumptions on this site is outrageous. OMFG! Money May is not some type boxing god from Neptune. We've been knowing one another for over 30 years. If you are not in the game, don't go cyberspace viral with fanfaronade and groupie bullsyetology. Why would nobody on this site not know Money May, and the Mayweathers and Sinclaires, PERIOD?

I'm Deepwater. FREE SPEECH, especially if half the time, haters aren't telling true speech and are trying to control the flow of doze [sic] in da know. After all, the controllers are always sneaking racist and xenophobic stuff up in here, anyway. Beside, Money May is not looking for a free ride after terrorizing his babies' mommas.. He knows that he has to live with his violations. We don't live in the day of Sugar Ray Robinson not being called out for smacking and sacking dames, damsels and dolls. Holla!

amayseng says:

Not sure why it seems if a Christian has an opinion or dislikes Someone

Then they are judging or condemning them or not being a Christian .


Are Christians not allowed to have human emotions and opinions like everyone else?

deepwater says:

I met floyd twice and he was an idiot fool each time.my friend is the host at the club at the Wynn and he gets assigned to Floyd every time.when he is with his boys he is a loud clown. But I could care less about his nonsense. I only enjoy the fights. I am all for speaking your mind but I have to point out the Christians keep getting bashed. replace Guerrero with Yuri foreman or Dmitri salita and would anyone say anything bad about their religion? they suck by the way but would you get away with saying these guys are rabbi's and box? that's hypocritical.

Radam G says:

I totally agree with amayseng and deepwater. A guy's religion is his choice. And he should not be bashed because of his religious beliefs and expressions. And hypocrisy of that faith is between him and the way that he believes in serving his Lord/God.

I'm down with O-P-P! YALL know me! I get on muthasuckas' butts -- not for being in religious loyalty and/or royalty -- but for being humbugs. And go upside their rhetorical mugs. And tell 'em to cut out the crap, because they might need some hugs.

Live and let LIVE! You will die no one's death, so don't try to cut off their breath. And since no one can or will die for you, no one should try to live for you. Let all have their say. After all in the end, it is chiefly about da BIG PAY! Holla!

Radam G says:

Just so you will know, B-Sug, Josie Harris hasn't retract an iota from her statement that Money May whupped her babies'-momma's arse. No tricks, no optical illusions. Money May went punk-@ss and bytch-whipped her. Holla at her story by David Mayo at mlive.com.

No free rides to a criminal violator just because he is a whup-@$$, BIG-money making professional pugilist. You do the crime, you do the time, with your arse, don't expect for people not to treat you like slime. Holla!

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