Guerrero with good excuse if Mayweather beats him
By Dan Ambrose: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero’s recent arrest for possession of a firearm at the JFK airport in New York may be seen in a negative light, but it does provide the 29-year-old Guerrero one thing and that’s a valuable excuse to make should he get totally dominated by Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) in their fight on May 4th on Showtime/CBS pay-per-view.
Guerrero can say that the reason he lost to Mayweather because he wasn’t entirely focused after his arrest for carrying a pistol and three high capacity magazines. Who would blame Guerrero if he did come up with that excuse? He’s facing a possible four maximum stint in prison if convicted on the felony charge of possession of an unlicensed weapon in New York.
The weapon, a .40 caliber handgun, was licensed in California but not in New York. That’s the big difference. It might be a little difficult for Guerrero to concentrate wondering what lies in store for him when he has his hearing on May 14th.
Guerrero has it bad enough that he’s facing arguably the best fighter in the welterweight division in 36-year-old Mayweather. It doesn’t matter that Mayweather is getting up there in age, he’s still a lot faster than Guerrero can ever hope to be, and he’s arguably a lot smarter in the ring as well.
Guerrero’s plan of attack seems to center on him being able to walk Mayweather down, pressure him constantly, and work him over on the ropes for 12 rounds. It’s the same plan that Guerrero used with great effectiveness against Andre Berto last November. It worked against him but Berto isn’t Mayweather, and Guerrero is going to be in trouble if he doesn’t have a plan B to fall back on if things don’t work out with his idea of walking Mayweather down.
I don’t know what else Guerrero can do if his plan doesn’t work. It’s not as if he’s got any hand speed to use on Mayweather, and he doesn’t have a great jab and he’s not able to throw flurries with a lot of speed. I think Guerrero is going to be sunk if he can’t dominate Mayweather with the Berto plan, and he’ll up losing badly. I just wonder if Guerrero will blame his defeat on his legal problems after the fight.