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Guerrero: Mayweather is in big trouble

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By Chris Williams: Of all the opponents that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (43-0, 26 KO’s) has faced during his 17-year pro career you have to put Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-1-1, 18 KO’s) near the top in terms of self-belief. Guerrero not only says he’s going to beat Mayweather on May 4th, but he also seems to really believe it as well.

Guerrero said on his facebook page “I’m here to let everyone know Floyd Mayweather is in big trouble. He aint going to know what hit him on May 4th. Rise up #TeamGhost fans. ~ RG.”

He sounds almost deluded because he doesn’t look nearly good enough to pull off a huge upset of Mayweather, but then again anything is possible. Mayweather just turned 36, and maybe he’ll get old overnight when he faces the 29-year-old Guerrero on May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Vegas, Nevada.

Guerrero’s fighting strategy seems to be pretty simple. He’s going to try to walk Mayweather down like he did Andre Berto and Selcuk Aydin, and then overwhelm him with shots. Guerrero says he can adapt to whatever Mayweather is doing in the ring, but I’ve never seen much adaptability from Guerrero. He always comes forward and looks to outwork his opponents. He can at times fight on the outside when he’s facing a short opponent with better inside fighting skills than him. We saw Guerrero use that approach against Michael Katsidis.

However, that’s not something that Guerrero will be able to use against Mayweather because he’s much faster than Guerrero, and he’ll eat him alive if he has distance to land his much quicker shots. Guerrero has only one option to try and beat Mayweather on May 4th, and that’s by using the same smothering approach that he used in beating Berto last November.

Guerrero will have to pressure Mayweather to the ropes, and then keep him there by roughing him up each time he tries to get away. It’s going to take that approach, and a referee that doesn’t call Guerrero’s fouls like the referee that worked his fight against Berto.

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