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Mayweather agrees to fight Guerrero toe-to-toe on May 4th

By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to fight Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero toe-to-toe in their battle on May 4th on Showtime/CBS after Mayweather asked Guerrero how he wanted their fight to take place. Guerrero said “Let’s do it toe-to-toe”, and Mayweather said “We’re going to do it just how you want it.” I’m sure this will make Guerrero happy because fighting Mayweather toe-to-toe is really the only chance Guerrero has to win this fight.

Guerrero doesn’t have the foot speed or hand speed to beat Mayweather if he chooses to circle the ring and pot shot Guerrero for 12 rounds the way that Mayweather used to fight his opponents. Guerrero doesn’t have the game to win that kind of fight due to his limited speed, his inability to cut off the ring, and his lack of punching power.

By agreeing to fight Guerrero exactly how he wants to fight, Mayweather is once again choosing to be hospitable to one of his opponents to make the fight easier for them so that the deck isn’t stacked so much in his own favor.

It’s like Mayweather is agreeing to tie one of his arms behind his back so that Guerrero will at least have a chance in this fight. In his last fight a year ago against Miguel Cotto, Mayweather agreed to fight Cotto at the full weight for the 154 pound class instead of trying to melt him down to a catchweight like Manny Pacquiao’s team were asking Cotto to do.

Mayweather wanted Cotto to be comfortable for the fight and not have any excuses afterwards. Mayweather also chose to fight Cotto in a toe-to-toe battle in order to make it easier for Cotto while at the same time making it a more exciting fight for boxing fans.

This is kind of a new thing for Mayweather because he’s never done this kind of thing in the past for any length of time. Perhaps Mayweather is seeing how much credit Adrien Broner is getting for fighting guys toe-to-toe, and winning over boxing fans, and so he’s deciding to do the same thing. Who knows? But it definitely makes Mayweather a much more exciting fighter.


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