Floyd Mayweather 146 lbs
Robert Guerrero 147 lbs
Daniel Ponce De Leon 126 lbs
Abner Mares 126 lb
Floyd Mayweather is making $32,000,000 for Mayday while Robert Guerrero is making $3,000,000.
By Chris Cella
Leading up to the highly anticipated showdown between pound-for-pound king and undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO) and top contender Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-, 18 KO) for Mayweather’s WBC welterweight belt, both fighters have been nothing short of chatty giving their thoughts about the opposition.
Showtime has documented a large portion of both fighters training camps in their All Access series, and fans have been able to witness the hype building as each day nears Mayday, this Saturday May 4.
The stage is set for a perfect dramatic showdown…the aging yet undefeated fighter who holds claim to being one of the best to ever lace up the gloves; the other a devoted spiritual fighter, staying by his wife’s side as she battled and overcame cancer, now on the road of the biggest fight of his life.
Guerrero has shown in his media interviews and his portrayal on All Access that he doesn’t fear Floyd, and is anxious to dethrone his legendary status.
Mayweather, as usual, is as cool as a cucumber leading up to the fight, viewing Guerrero and his unrelenting attitude as just another opponent, and just another victim who can say he fought Floyd Mayweather Jr.
When the bell sounds to signal the commencement of the first round Saturday night, the talk won’t matter much, and nothing that has gone on outside of the ring, affecting either fighter, will hold much precedence.
43 opponents have stood before Mayweather, and 43 have exited the ring on the losing end. Guerrero is confident that he has what it takes to solve the puzzle that Floyd has presented to some of the fight game’s top pugilists, but as Floyd has stated, all of the others have come into their battle with him with the same confidence.
“We’re going to go after him the whole fight,” said Guerrero. “Whether the fight ends early or if it goes 12 rounds, we’re going to go after him the whole fight.”
Guerrero believes he has done his homework—both inside and out of the gym in mentally and physically preparing for this fight—to hand Floyd Mayweather the first loss of his career.
“Staying mentally strong and keeping the game plan together, and also being able to change the game plan during the fight when I need to, to make those adjustments,” said Guerrero. “A lot of these other guys weren’t able to do that.”
Floyd’s resume speaks for itself. Rather than protecting his unbeaten record by ducking fighters and stepping in with less than formidable opponents, he has asked for the game’s best, and has dismissed of them each rather easily. He only has 30 months left in his career that may go down as one of the most impressive in the sports history, but first he must get past the hungry and determined Robert Guerrero.
“I mean of course I feel unbeatable,” said Mayweather. “I mean of course I’m in the sport to go down as the best. I’m in the sport to go down as the best. I’m not going into a fight thinking that I’m beatable. Anything is possible. I’m just saying it might. But as far as my career thus far, I feel what I’m capable of doing. I feel that I can adapt. And I think you don’t just get to this level, you just don’t get to the level, you just don’t get the pinnacle by not facing and fighting the best competition. I just feel like I was before my time. I beat everybody, I beat everybody in the 90s and I beat everybody early on in the 2000s. Now here we go 17 years later. Like I said, my main focus is to win. I focus on winning and I’m always going to be able to control the tempo of any fight because of my experience.”
The hype is at an all-time high going into this Floyd Mayweather as his critics and haters feel as though Guerrero might be the first to beat him, while his loyal and adoring fans are anxious to see him move to 44-0 in pursuit of perfection.
The action begins this Saturday night live from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas at 9 p.m., and will be televised on Showtime PPV.