Inside the ring, Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a few major questions to answer in regards to his upcoming fight against Robert Guerrero. The biggest question is whether or not Floyd's age will be a factor as he just turned 36 last month. Some critics believe that Floyd may have lost a step and will succumb to defeat for the first time in his career. Former multi-time world champion Oscar De La Hoya is one of those who thinks that "father time" may have caught up with Floyd and that he will lose. According to a March 7th report by WhamBamEnt.com, De La Hoya made the following comments:
"It's going to be a tough fight. It's going to be a very physical fight, which Robert is going to make. And we have to wait and see if Father Time is maybe catching up [with Mayweather].....who knows? I'm going to go with Guerrero by decision."
Guerrero is coming off two solid victories and has a lot of momentum coming into this May 4th fight. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is coming off spending time in jail. He last fought Miguel Cotto in May 2012 and earned a tough victory but took more punches than any other recent fight. Pundits believe that Cotto exposed Floyd's declining skills and that Guerrero should be able to capitalize on them.
It will be interesting to see how Floyd responds to all of this criticism and doubt once the media blitz for this fight is in full swing. For Floyd fans, it's easy to dismiss Oscar's comments as something from a bitter fighter who lost to Mayweather in 2007. To the rest of the boxing world, De La Hoya is only echoing what many are already thinking.
Mayweather vs. Guerrero takes place on May 4th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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