Guerrero: I want to prove I’m the best pound for pound fighter in boxing against Mayweather
By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) may need to slap some sense into WBC interim welterweight champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) because he’s under the impression that he’s going to show the boxing world that he’s the #1 pound-for-pound fighter on May 4th in his fight against Mayweather on Showtime/CBS pay-per-view.
Guerrero said to Sky Sports “I want to be the best so you’ve got to fight the best, and I’m coming out to fight. I can’t wait to get in that ring and prove that I’m the best fighter pound for pound, and just make it happen.”
That sounds like a pipedream on Guerrero’s part because he’s too slow, weak and hittable to ever be a #1 pound-for-pound fighter unless Ring Magazine lowers there standards for what they consider an overall pound-for-pound fighter.
Even if Guerrero were to beat the 36-year-old Mayweather on May 4th, I still wouldn’t consider Guerrero even close to being the best pound-for-pound fighter because he’d have beaten an older version of Mayweather, so he wouldn’t get full credit.
Can you picture Guerrero beating a prime Mayweather? Me neither. It would be a terrible mismatch, but I don’t believe Guerrero will get even close to beating this older version of Mayweather on May 4th.
Guerrero’s mantra during the last couple of weeks is that Mayweather is getting old, and isn’t the fighter that he once was many moons ago. Because of that Guerrero sees himself picking off Mayweather from the herd and beating him in this fight.
Guerrero has a chance of winning if he can do to Mayweather what he did to Andre Berto last year by pushing him to the ropes and then working him over for extended periods of time. For that to work, Mayweather will have to turn stupid and/or lazy and just let Guerrero work him over even after realizing that he’s not matching up with him against the ropes.
Mayweather has never been a dumb fighter, and I don’t expect him to just stand there with his back against the ropes for 12 rounds letting Guerrero tee off on him. Mayweather will move around and give Guerrero fits and make him look really bad in front of the large MGM Grand crowd in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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