Floyd makes easy work of Guerrero: What’s next for Mayweather?
(Photo credit: Naoki Fakuda) By OmarNM: After watching the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) and Robert Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) last night, I must say I was impressed with the way Floyd adapted to Robert’s style very quickly and was able to pick him round after round.
As soon as the fight started I was hardly looking to see if Floyd has lost some of his skills as he aged and I was surprised to see the superb performance he put on Saturday night. He proved (Floyd) that even at age 36 he still has the speed, accuracy, timing which is why he landed around 60% of his punches, and if possible an improved defense with ring generalship that only Floyd can possess.
Robert tried his best to rough up Floyd but he kept missing the target over and over again. He managed to deliver some shots but not enough to even get him close on the scoreboard.
Reading thus far you would say that I’m a Floyd fan but bare with me to the end of article if I can say that.
Now to what I think is going to happen next for Floyd, and in my opinion it is the right choice for his next fight, which is to fight Amir Khan.
I’m going to explain why, first of all, Amir has a very large fan base bot in the US and the UK which is good publicity for one of Floyd’s last bouts. Secondly, Floyd can handle Amir’s speed and I believe that to be true. Also Floyd is very much smarter then Amir in the ring, Floyd can keep his head straight when hit with big punches which I can’t say about Amir who goes wild when hit. Last but not least, Floyd will take advantage of Amir’s suspected chin and I think if this happened we’ll see a knockout Amir has the talent and the speed to beat Floyd but he doesn’t have the chin for it and also Floyd is too smart for him.
In my humble opinion I see that the only fighter who’s smart, talented, fast enough and has the experience to beat Floyd is Manny Pacquiao. The only issue is what has become of his (Pacquiao) chin after that brutal knockout he suffered last December. After Pacquiao’s next warm up fight we’re going to see if his chin is still intact, I believe if given the chance Pacquiao is going to take Floyd’s zero and give him his first defeat.