Robert Guerrero: I haven’t reached a deal with Mayweather yet
By Allan Fox: WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) says he hasn’t nailed down a deal with unbeaten WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) for May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, but he’s hoping the fight can get made.
Guerrero said on his twitter “To all the fans, no deal has been reached to fight Mayweather but I’m hoping I do get that opportunity to shock the world! “
Guerrero is considered to be the guy that Mayweather Jr. will be facing on May 4th, as WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the other fighter that Mayweather was rumored to be considering for the fight, is scheduled to be fighting on the undercard against an opponent still to be determined.
There’s still a lot time before May 4th, so it’s not surprising that the Mayweather-Guerrero negotiations aren’t completed just yet. We may not see the fight put together officially until January sometime. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said recently that he thinks he’ll be ready to announce the main components of the Mayweather fight card by mid-January.
That’s good news because we’ll know soon who the main three fighters on the card will be facing. Thus far, the card will have Mayweather, Saul Alvarez and WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner. There will likely be a number of other good fights on the card as well involving prospects and possibly some contenders.
Guerrero-Mayweather Jr. fight isn’t as big as a Mayweather vs. Alvarez fight, but it’s still a very good fight. Guerrero has proven that he belongs at welterweight with his recent wins in 2012 over Selcuk Aydin and Andre Berto. Guerrero has used more street fighting to get wins in those fights, as he’s had to show the rougher side of his game in order to make up for his lack of punching power. Whether that kind of fighting will be successful against Mayweather is the big question.