Bizarrely contradicting countless reports, boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims to be uncertain if he’ll fight current interim WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
"As of right now I don't know who I'm fighting on May 4th," tweeted Mayweather, 35, a longstanding WBC world welterweight titlist who was named The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007. "Me fighting Robert Guerrero is just a rumor."
Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), last battled on Cinco de Mayo when he overcame powerful Puerto Rican icon Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision to acquire the WBA (Super) & WBC Diamond light middleweight belts.
Conversely, the 29-year-old Guerrero (31-1-1-2, 18 KOs), also a former WBA and WBO lightweight and two-time IBF featherweight king, most recently earned a violent unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto on November 24 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California.
Roger “Pit” Perron is a venerable boxing trainer from Brockton (Mass.) who now works with Mike and Rich Cappiello at their gym, Cappiello Brothers Boxing and Training.
“Floyd is the best there is today,” said Perron, 75, who worked with International Boxing Hall of Famer Marvelous Marvin Hagler at the Petronelli Brothers Gym. “He can’t be touched by anyone near his weight.”
Although a cocky jackass and convicted domestic abuser, Mayweather, a bronze medalist as a featherweight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, is a prizefighter for the ages who is absolutely “the best there is today.”
Nevertheless, it’s apparent that Guerrero, a Californian of Mexican descent, is legitimately tough and his unorthodox stance could pester the “Pretty Boy.”
Furthermore, Mayweather isn’t getting younger and his inactivity and stint behind bars can only work as a hindrance.
Regardless, despite “Pretty Boy’s” peculiar assertion to the contrary, “fighting on May 4th," Floyd Mayweather Jr. will find a way to outclass Robert Guerrero and remain perfect inside the squared circle.