The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada is the site for the May 4th fight between WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero. Let’s take a look at this bout that will be televised by Showtime pay-per-view.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0-0, 26 KOs)
The current WBC welterweight champion has not fought in almost a year with his last win coming against Miguel Cotto in May of 2012. Many people have been waiting for Mayweather Jr. to fight a quality opponent and they may get their wish on May 4th. The odds makers are not sold on this being a competitive fight though as Mayweather Jr. is about an 8-1 favorite in boxing odds. Those odds may be too high as Mayweather Jr. is no longer the powerful boxer he once was. He is now 36 years old and on the downside of his career. His opponents have pretty much been handpicked in the past few years and few had any real chance to beat Mayweather Jr. That is not the case this time. Mayweather Jr. has pretty much said as much. “I want a fighter to come in confident. We don’t want the odds to be crazy, but the odds will always be crazy because I’ve proven myself over the years.” Mayweather Jr. said, “But we want a fighter like Robert Guerrero who’s confident and believes in his skills.”
Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KOs)
There is no doubt that Guerrero is coming into this bout confident and almost cocky. He also is playing up the good vs. bad angle. “He’s just an obnoxious creep…That’s all he is,” Guerrero said about Mayweather Jr., “Boxing needs to get back to where it was classy, a gentleman’s sport. You got the youth coming up and see a clown like that.”
This is not likely to be a fight where we see a lot of action. Both fighters figure to move around a lot and look for openings. If the judging is fair then Guerrero has a shot as he has the ability to make this fight interesting against an aging Mayweather Jr. This fight will probably go the distance and if the judges are fair then we could see an upset on Saturday, May 4th.