|Posted by LastSonOfKrypton on May 6, 2013 at 12:25 AM|
Another typical Mayweather performance... used his precision jab, lightning hand speed and defensive wizardry to make yet another elite fighter look ordinary. 'The Ghost' Guerrero managed some fits of action and landed a couple decent body shots early, but it was vintage Floyd by the mid rounds as he picked apart Guerrero with surgical accuracy. Roberto made a valiant effort to outwork Mayweather in the late rounds, but the champ bloodied the challenger in the 8th and landed a beautiful right hook that stunned his opponent. Guerrero showed heart and kept battling through the final rounds, but Floyd had already done far more than enough and earned himself the decision on all 3 judges cards.
Perhaps the only surprise of the night was the level of class shown by Mayweather Jr. towards his opponent after the fight, with props exchanged between the fighters and even scolding his father (who was in his corner for the first time in more than a decade) who took a parting shot at his opponents camp.
Love him or hate him, Floyd adds another W to his resume and goes that much further to solidifying his status as possibly the greatest pound for pound fighter of all time.
Other big boxing news from the past couple weeks:
Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez scored a unanimous decision against another great fighter in Austin Trout on April 21st to unify the 154 pound titles as he continues his dizzying ascent to superstardom. His next bout very well could be with the aforementioned Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Danny Garcia unanimously outpointed Brooklyn's Zab Judah on Saturday night at Barclays Center to retain the WBA and WBC junior welterweight titles.
Wladimir Klitschko stopped Francesco Pianeta in the sixth round Saturday night to retain the WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.
On the horizon, we wait to see if Bob Arum can finalize plans for the Pac Man / J.M. Marquez rematch, tentatively set for September, though plans are far from completed and there is still a possibility that Timothy Bradley could enter the picture for a rematch...
Til next time, fight fans!