Sensing ‘slippage,’ Robert Guerrero promises to ‘dominate’ Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Cinco de Mayo weekend
Claiming the prizefighting badass is "slowing down" and "ripe for the pickings," current interim WBC welterweight champion Robert Guerrero promised to “dominate” Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 4 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev.
"I see a lot of slippage," said Guerrero, 29, also a former WBA and WBO lightweight and two-time IBF featherweight titlist. "I see him slowing down. As far as his legs not being as quick as they used to be. I have the skills and talent, and also having the experience to be in the ring. It's having the right mindset. Being intelligent in the ring. Knowing how to change it up. Knowing how to use all of those tools. There is a difference between having the tools and knowing how to use them."
Guerrero (31-1-1-2, 18 KOs), a Californian of Mexican descent who has won 16 consecutive bouts, noted Mayweather’s inactivity.
"Definitely, he's ripe for the picking. He's been out for a year," said Guerrero, who last fell as a professional via points to Gamaliel Diaz in March 2006. "That's going to take a toll on anybody, whether they say that it doesn't or it does."
The 36-year-old Mayweather (43-0, 26 KOs), a longstanding WBC world welterweight titleholder who was named The Ring “Fighter of the Year” in 1998 and 2007, last threw fists 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 crowns.
Comparatively, Guerrero most recently earned a violent unanimous decision victory over Andre Berto on Nov. 24 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Using IBF welterweight champ Devon Alexander as leverage, Mayweather, a five-division, eight-belt winner, landed an agreement that includes a rematch clause and random drug testing that will be administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
Although a cocky jackass and convicted domestic abuser, Mayweather, a bronze medalist as a featherweight at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, is undoubtedly prizefighting’s pound-for-pound king.
However, Guerrero is younger, legitimately tough and his unorthodox stance could pester the “Pretty Boy.”
More beneficial for Guerrero, Mayweather is becoming a pugilistic geriatric and his inactivity and stint behind bars can only work as a hindrance.
Nevertheless, in a bruising tussle “that's going to take a toll on” the mouthy degenerate, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will ultimately manage to outclass Robert Guerrero this spring and remain perfect inside the squared circle.