Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. will fight current interim WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 35-year-old Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), a longstanding WBC world welterweight champ who was named The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, 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 titles.
Conversely, 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.
"People will find out the truth very soon," said Guerrero, 29, a Californian of Mexican descent. "I'm a natural southpaw who can adapt to different styles in the ring. I'm also more athletic than most realize. It's all there to defeat Floyd…everyone will be in shock…I'm going to tell everyone 'I told you so.'"
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.”
Despite being 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 absolutely remains “the best there is today.”
Nevertheless, it’s apparent that Guerrero 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.
Hence, as Guerrero aptly noted, "It's all there to defeat Floyd.”