Mayweather Sr: Floyd Jr. will beat Guerrero; he’s too smart for him
By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Sr. believes his son Floyd Jr. will be far too intelligent for WBC interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero (31-1-1, 19 KO’s) to figure out in their fight on May 4th. Floyd Sr. says he sees his fighting Guerrero on this date, and he doesn’t see how he can lose.
Floyd Sr. said to 8countnews.com “I think Floyd wins. Little Floyd is too smart for him. Anyway you want to look at it, Floyd is too smart for him. Andre Berto got beat up by Guerrero because he didn’t know what he was doing. Berto should have fought like he fights, not like how Floyd fights. He needs to fight his game, not Floyd’s.”
Mayweather Jr. is much better at using the shoulder roll defense and won’t make the same mistakes that Berto did in his loss to Guerrero in November. Berto looked like he didn’t know what he was doing against Guerrero, and instead of using his own fighting stance, Berto adopted the Mayweather shoulder roll for the first time in his career. The result was disastrous. He ended up learning into the southpaw Guerrero’s left hands and was badly hurt on at least two occasions in the fight. Berto also ended up getting both of his eyes badly swollen.
Guerrero says he can box or slug it out and he’ll adapt to whatever is there for him when he faces Mayweather. Boxing Mayweather probably won’t work, so we could see Guerrero reverting to the physical style that he used against Berto with the holding & hitting. Trying to rough Mayweather up might be the only chance that Guerrero has to win, and don’t be surprised if that’s what he falls back on if things start looking bleak.
Guerrero doesn’t have the hand speed or the pinpoint accuracy that Mayweather possesses. What Guerrero does have is a high work rate and a smothering style of fighting on the inside. Against Mayweather, we’ll likely see Guerrero use both.